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Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

The Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) provides access through group or item records to about 75% of the Division's holdings, as well as to some images found in other units of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog records are accompanied by digital images--about 1.2 million digital images in all. Paper finding aids, card catalogs, and browsing files of pictures available on site cover many of the remaining collections
Montage, clockwise from top left: Destitute pea pickers in California, "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange; "I want you for the U.S. Army", by James Montgomery Flagg; Modern Gengi: viewing in the snow, by   Toyokuni Utagawa; T.S. Eastabrook House, Chicago, IL; Caricature curiosity, by George Moutard Woodward
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Protest against child labor in a labor parade. 1909. George Grantham Bain Collection.  LC-DIG-ppmsc-00150

Historical Events

Infantry: Continental Army.  LC-USZC4-2135

The Environment & Architecture

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). David's Tomb, exterior.
Between 1898 and 1914. G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection.  LC-DIG-matpc-07482

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