Category Archives: Photographs

Images of the Week: Geological Surveys

The theme this week is Geological Surveys. Local Identifier: 57-PS-431A, Photograph of the Grand Canyon Looking East from the Foot of Toroweap, Photograph by John K. Hillers (Powell Survey) Local Identifier: 57-HS-188, “Old Faithful in eruption, Yellowstone, 1872”, Photograph by … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Construction of Federal Buildings

Photographs featured this week come from the series “Construction of Federal Buildings, 1885-1954″ (121-BCP). Local Identifier: 121-BCP-137C-6, “Photograph of the Foundation of the Department of Justice Building”, July 9, 1932 Local Identifier: 121-BCP-133C-9, “Photograph of the U.S. General Services Administration … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Presidential Portraits

The theme this week is U.S. Presidents. Local Identifier: 148-GW-426, “George Washington. Copy of painting by Gilbert Stuart” Local Identifier: 148-GW-910C / Presidents List 17, “Thomas Jefferson. Copy of painting by Thomas Sully” Local Identifier: 111-SC-94193, “Andrew Jackson” Local Identifier: … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Lighthouses 1855-1933

The photographs featured this week come from the series 26-LG “Lighthouses, 1855-1933″. Local Identifier: 26-LG-24-8, Photograph of Point Lookout Light Station and Depot in Maryland, July 2, 1885, Photograph by Major Jared A. Smith Local Identifier: 26-LG-22-82B , Photograph of … Continue reading

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The Real Monuments Men

Nestled within the Italian Alps, in the small village of San Leonardo, behind the doors of an abandoned jail cell, sat some of the world’s most cherished pieces of art. Together with a nearby repository in Campo Tures, it was … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Select Lists

This week I’ve decided to highlight some of the images selected by staff, mostly in the 1970s and as late as the 1990s, to be part of hard copy leaflets on popular subjects.  For a number of years, these select … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Polar Expeditions

The images this week relate to the polar regions. Local Identifer: 401-XPS-17-11, Photographs of the Robert Peary Sledge Party Posing with Flags at the North Pole. Ooqueh, holding the Navy League flag; Ootah, holding the D.K.E. fraternity flag; Matthew Henson, … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Photographs of Photographers

The theme this week is Photographs of Photographers. Local Identifier: 111-B-1074,  “Mathew B. Brady” Local Identifier: 174-G-22-4, “Lewis W. Hine” Local Identifier: 80-G-324556, “Capt. Edward J. Steichen, USNR, (retired), photographic expert, on island platform, studies his surroundings for one of … Continue reading

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Images of the Week (12/20/13)

The theme this week is Aviation. Local Identifier: 18-WP-48625, Photograph of the Wright Brothers’ Camp in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 1903 Local Identifier: 165-WW-7B-6, “Wright Brothers’ 1904 Aeroplane (“Kitty Hawk”) in first flight, December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk,  N.C. … Continue reading

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Images of the Week: Space Exploration

This week I’m highlighting a new series of photographs received from NASA’s National Space Science Data Center. The series, “Photographs Relating to Space Exploration, 1961-1998″ (National Archives Identifier 7541247), features images taken by space probes, space observatories, earth observation satellites … Continue reading

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