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Prints & Photographs Division staff have selected sets of images on frequently requested topics, focusing on images for which there are no known restrictions.


T.S. Eastabrook House, 200 North Scoville Street, Oak Park, Cook County, IL. HABS, ILL,16-OAKPA,2-1
Isaac Small House, Old Kings Highway & Highland Road, Truro, Barnstable County. HABS, MASS,1-TRU,49-1
Lawrence County Courthouse, Courthouse Square bounded by Main Street, Lawrence, Moulton, Lawrence County, AL. HABS, ALA,40-MOULT,1-2
Leatherwood Station Covered Bridge, Spanning Leatherwood Creek (moved to Billie Creek , Montezuma, Parke County, IN. HAER, IND,61-MONT,1-3
Fallingwater, State Route 381 (Stewart Township), Ohiopyle vicinity, Fayette County, PA. HABS, PA,26-OHPY.V,1-87
Comfort Starr House, Guilford, New Haven County, CT. HABS CONN, 5-GUIL, 18-1
Shadrach Standish House, Monponsett Street, Halifax, Plymouth County, MA. HABS MA-2-70, sheet 1 of 3

History and Events

Inspection and sale of a negro. LC-USZ62-15392
Arlington, Va. Band of 107th U.S. Colored Infantry at Fort Corcoran. LC-DIG-cwpb-04279
Currier & Ives. The assassination of President Lincoln: at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C., April 14th, 1865
Columbus taking possession of the new country.  LC-USZC2-1687
Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963. Civil Rights March on Washington
Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach, right, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, watching agents pour liquor into sewer following a raid during the height of prohibition.  LC-USZ62-123257
Landing at Ellis Island.  LC-USZ62-12595.
Washington, D.C. Government charwoman. LC-DIG-fsa-8b1484
Tap dancing class in the gymnasium at Iowa State College. Ames, Iowa. LC-USW3- 002809-D
Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California. LC-USF34-009058-C
A Greyhound bus trip from Louisville, Kentucky, to Memphis, Tennessee, and the terminals. Sign at bus station. Rome, Georgia. LC-USZ62-75338
Montage:  Discovery of North America, by John and Sebstian Cabot; The battle of New Orleans, fought Jan. 8th, 1814; A gold hunter on his way to California, via St. Louis; Emancipation of the slaves, proclaimed on the 22nd September 1862, by Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America
The great Bartholdi statue, Liberty enlightening the world--The gift of France to the American people.  LC-USZC2-2509
Frank Farnum coaching Pauline Starke. And now the Charleston is moving into the movies
United States Capitol, Washington, D.C. Perspective from the northeast. Watercolor by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1806. LC-USZC4-1090
Mrs. Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate spy, during her imprisonment in the Old Capitol. LC-USZ62-3131
Help us to win the vote. LC-USZ62-23622
Operating a hand drill at Vultee-Nashville, woman is working on a Vengeance dive bomber, Tennessee. LC-DIG-fsac-1a35371

People (portrait lists)

Amelia Earhart, head-and-shoulders portrait, full face. LC-USZ62-112514
Columbus taking possession of the new country.  LC-USZC2-1687
Pvt. Edwin Francis Jemison
Se-Quo-Yah, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, holding Cherokee alphabet. LC-USZC4-2566
Martha Washington. LC-USZ62-3833
H. Rap Brown, SNCC. LC-U9-17744-28
Esther Bubley, Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographer, three-quarter length portrait, kneeling with camera, facing right, at Bayway, New Jersey. LC-USZ62-121073
George Washington, first president of the United States. LC-USZ62-117116
John Adams
Help us to win the vote. LC-USZ62-23622

Related Resources

Montage (clockwise from upper left): Vash Gon--Jicarilla by Edward Curtis; Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange, Farm Security Administration Collection; Woman in dressing room by Ralph Barton, Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon; West Martingham Outbuildings, St. Michael's, Talbot County, Maryland, 1936 by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Carnegie Survey

Several Library of Congress American Memory sites also offer selected images on particular themes:

Harry Houdini, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, in chains. LC-USZC4-3277
American hunting scenes: "a good chance". LC-USZC2-3482
Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, posed and ready to swing. LC-L9-54-3566-O, no. 8
Chief Justice Frederick Vinson administering the oath of office to Dwight D. Eisenhower on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol, January 20, 1953. LC-USZ62-126332
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