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Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress Collection

In 2016, Carol Highsmith has filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against both Alamy and Getty stating “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs. Created by: Library Of CongressDated: 2016
The result of former U.S. President George W. Bush's invitation to those involved in a Library of Congress photo shoot to join him and former first lady Laura Bush for a group shot following the photo session. Pictured are (l to r), former Voice of America broadcaster Ted Landphair, husband of photographer Carol M. Highsmith; George W. Bush, photographer Highsmith; Mrs. Bush; and Lynn Crain, assistant to Lyda Hill, the Dallas, Texas, philanthroper who underwrote Highsmith's visual study of early 21st-century Texas that included photographs of the Bushes at their 1,600-acre ranch near Crawford in McLennon County, Texas
In 2015, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website. It demanded payment of $120. This was how Highsmith came to learn that stock photo agencies Getty and Alamy had been sending similar threat letters and charging fees to users of her images, which she had donated to the Library of Congress for use by the general public at no charge.

In 2016, Highsmith has filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against both Alamy and Getty stating “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs. “The defendants [Getty Images] have apparently misappropriated Ms. Highsmith’s generous gift to the American people,” the complaint reads. “[They] are not only unlawfully charging licensing fees … but are falsely and fraudulently holding themselves out as the exclusive copyright owner.” According to the lawsuit, Getty and Alamy, on their websites, have been selling licenses for thousands of Highsmith’s photographs, many without her name attached to them and stamped with “false watermarks.” (more: http://hyperallergic.com/314079/photographer-files-1-billion-suit-against-getty-for-licensing-her-public-domain-images/)
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The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skyscraper

The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skys...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 33-story building was developed by Cousins Properties from November 2001 to December 2003. It was the first high- rise building t... more

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... more

Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. This stain glass in Neiman Marcus on Union Square, was once in The City of Paris store. The architectural centerpiece of the building is the original rotu... more

Pops Route 66 Restaurant and gift shop, Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops Route 66 Restaurant and gift shop, Arcadia, Oklahoma

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal Building, New York, New York

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal B...

Artist: Theodore Roszak, 1970. Bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photogr... more

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton, Pennsylvania

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton,...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Street names commemorate two early San Francisco leaders: Pioneer and exchange banker Henry Haight and Munroe Ashbury. The district is noted for its role ... more

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Califo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Pr... more

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Downtown block in Trinidad, Colorado, including First Presbyterian Church, built in 1876

Downtown block in Trinidad, Colorado, including First Presbyterian Chu...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... more

Most of the buildings other than the main receiving building on Ellis Island were abandoned and left to the elements after the immigration station closed in 1954. Jersey City, New Jersey

Most of the buildings other than the main receiving building on Ellis ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... more

Aerial photograph, taken in October 2017, of Stone Mountain, in the town of the same name east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Aerial photograph, taken in October 2017, of Stone Mountain, in the to...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain State Park. The mountain, 1,686 high at its summit,... more

Aerial photograph, taken in October 2017, of Stone Mountain, in the town of the same name east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Aerial photograph, taken in October 2017, of Stone Mountain, in the to...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain State Park. The mountain, 1,686 high at its summit,... more

Aerial photograph, taken in October 2017, of Stone Mountain, in the town of the same name east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Aerial photograph, taken in October 2017, of Stone Mountain, in the to...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Stone Mountain is a quartz monzonite dome monadnock and the site of Stone Mountain State Park. The mountain, 1,686 high at its summit,... more

Aerial view of White House on a fall day, Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of White House on a fall day, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Rural farm barns, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Rural farm barns, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Arrival and departure sign at Washington, D.C.'s restored Union Station train terminal

Arrival and departure sign at Washington, D.C.'s restored Union Statio...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Ship model in Gloria Dei Church, known as "Old Swedes" church, dedicated in 1700 in Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ship model in Gloria Dei Church, known as "Old Swedes" church, dedicat...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Gloria Dei Church is Philadelphia's oldest church build... more

The 1832 Antietam Iron Works Bridge over Antietam Creek, Sharpsburg, Maryland

The 1832 Antietam Iron Works Bridge over Antietam Creek, Sharpsburg, M...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Historic house in Portabello, Idaho

Historic house in Portabello, Idaho

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

A completely reassembled vintage Texaco Station on the property of Vernon Walker who is a collector of old signs in Arkansas, near Memphis, Tennessee

A completely reassembled vintage Texaco Station on the property of Ver...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

AIDS quilt, Washington, D.C.

AIDS quilt, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. In June of 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in... more

Driver of an F-Line trolley poses near his car at the end of the line in the Castro District, San Francisco, California

Driver of an F-Line trolley poses near his car at the end of the line ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

Old Sturbridge Village, Massachusetts

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history mus... more

Auditorium in Baltimore, Maryland

Auditorium in Baltimore, Maryland

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Arlington House, Robert E. Lee's mansion, looming above the Kennedy Family gravesite and eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

Arlington House, Robert E. Lee's mansion, looming above the Kennedy Fa...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Vintage cars at the Strater Hotel, Durango, Colorado

Vintage cars at the Strater Hotel, Durango, Colorado

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Door Prairie Nonagon Barn, La Porte, Indiana

Door Prairie Nonagon Barn, La Porte, Indiana

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Tudor Place, Washington, D.C.

Tudor Place, Washington, D.C.

Built in the Georgetown neighborhood by Martha Washington's granddaughter, Martha Custis Peter, and her husband, Thomas Peter, son of a successful Scottish tobacco merchant. The Peters asked Dr. William Thornto... more

Antietam battlefield's Burnside's Bridge, near Sharpsburg, Maryland

Antietam battlefield's Burnside's Bridge, near Sharpsburg, Maryland

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Mermaid in her element in an antique and collectibles dealer's yard in Arizona

Mermaid in her element in an antique and collectibles dealer's yard in...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view with a focus on plants and other buildings along the Potomac River, Washington, D.C.

Aerial view with a focus on plants and other buildings along the Potom...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Empire State Building view of New York, New York

Empire State Building view of New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Modern office building lobby

Modern office building lobby

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... more

John Barianos talks with a craftsman at the historic Willard Hotel during the 1980s restoration, Washington, D.C.

John Barianos talks with a craftsman at the historic Willard Hotel dur...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico

KiMo Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Houston Museum of Art interior, Houston, Texas

Houston Museum of Art interior, Houston, Texas

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Sligo Creek Bridge, built in 1932 in Takoma Park, Maryland

Sligo Creek Bridge, built in 1932 in Takoma Park, Maryland

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of San Francisco, California, with a focus on the waterfront

Aerial view of San Francisco, California, with a focus on the waterfro...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of Chicago, Illinois. The black skyscraper is Willis Tower, previously known as Sears Tower, a Chicago landmark

Aerial view of Chicago, Illinois. The black skyscraper is Willis Tower...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Grille detail at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Grille detail at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of the northwest section of Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of the northwest section of Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Residential interior

Residential interior

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... more

Laudholm farm, Wells, Maine

Laudholm farm, Wells, Maine

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Art at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Art at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Gibson Inn, Apalachicola, Florida

Gibson Inn, Apalachicola, Florida

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The Gibson Inn opened in 1907 as the Franklin Hotel. It... more

Las Vegas illusionists Siegfried (right) & Roy, and a large feline friend, in their Mirage Hotel and Resort apartment, prior to Roy's career-crippling mauling by a white tiger during one of their performances. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas illusionists Siegfried (right) & Roy, and a large feline fri...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Nightime aerial view of Washington with the Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Potomac River in the foreground, the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and U.S. Capitol, right to left. Washington, D.C.

Nightime aerial view of Washington with the Francis Scott Key Bridge o...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Peaceful New England harbor

Peaceful New England harbor

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Stunning light shaft in Slot canyon, Page, Arizona

Stunning light shaft in Slot canyon, Page, Arizona

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Luray Caverns, Luray, Virginia

Luray Caverns, Luray, Virginia

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Art deco building in South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida

Art deco building in South Beach neighborhood of Miami Beach, Florida

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Exterior lamp detail, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Exterior lamp detail, Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of New York, New York

Aerial view of New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Custom House Block on Long Wharf, built in 1847 in Boston, Massachusetts

Custom House Block on Long Wharf, built in 1847 in Boston, Massachuset...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Stained glass windows in St. Dominic Church in southwest Washington, D.C.

Stained glass windows in St. Dominic Church in southwest Washington, D...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Panorama of Dulles Airport, Virginia

Panorama of Dulles Airport, Virginia

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Dusk view of San Francisco, California

Dusk view of San Francisco, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Construction of Market Square condominium development on Pennsylvania, near the onetime site of the city's famous Center Market, Washington, D.C.

Construction of Market Square condominium development on Pennsylvania,...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Peace Monument and U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Peace Monument and U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The Peace monument, built in 1877, honors the U.S. Navy... more

Historic hotel, Block Island, Rhode Island

Historic hotel, Block Island, Rhode Island

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Concourse clock at Grand Central Station, New York, New York

Concourse clock at Grand Central Station, New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Light fixture detail in Union Station, Washington, D.C.

Light fixture detail in Union Station, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Potomac River from Prospect Peak, West Virginia

Potomac River from Prospect Peak, West Virginia

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Outdoor advertisement in New York, New York, for Amtrak's new Acela Express high-speed train prior to its rollout in 2000

Outdoor advertisement in New York, New York, for Amtrak's new Acela Ex...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of the U.S. Treasury Building, Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of the U.S. Treasury Building, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

The Johnston-Felton-Hay House, often abbreviated the Hay House, is a historic residence in Macon, Georgia

The Johnston-Felton-Hay House, often abbreviated the Hay House, is a h...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Built between 1855 and 1859 by William Butler Johnston ... more

Taliesin, the "natural house" of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the nation's most famous homes, Spring Green, Wisconsin

Taliesin, the "natural house" of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and one ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial of San Francisco, California

Aerial of San Francisco, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject... more

Aerial view of Navy Yard in the S.W. quadrant, Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of Navy Yard in the S.W. quadrant, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

St. Charles River view of Boston, Massachusetts

St. Charles River view of Boston, Massachusetts

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Grogan's Motel in Madison, North Carolina

Grogan's Motel in Madison, North Carolina

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Now abandoned, it was built in 1930 and was family owne... more

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, Maine

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester, Maine

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community was founded in 178... more

Phillips Exeter Library, Exeter, New Hampshire

Phillips Exeter Library, Exeter, New Hampshire

Designed by architect Louis I. Kahn Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, subjec... more

The Grain and Flour Exchange building, Boston, Massachusetts

The Grain and Flour Exchange building, Boston, Massachusetts

Building was constructed in the 1890s. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, sub... more

Statue of Good and Evil, part of the Peace Fountain outside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, New York

Statue of Good and Evil, part of the Peace Fountain outside the Cathed...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Sculpted in 1985 by Greg Wyatt, sculptor-in-residence a... more

Georgetown University buildings, Washington, D.C.

Georgetown University buildings, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Superstar Illusionists Siegfried (right) and Roy (and a large feline friend) perform at the MIrage Hotel prior to Roy's nearly fatal encounter with a white tiger on stage during one of their performances in Las Vegas, Nevada

Superstar Illusionists Siegfried (right) and Roy (and a large feline f...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Casino interior, Las Vegas, Nevada

Casino interior, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Landing of Columbus frieze in U.S. Capitol dome, Washington, D.C.

Landing of Columbus frieze in U.S. Capitol dome, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Decorative panel at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Decorative panel at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Art in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Art in the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Aerial view of the infamous Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of the infamous Watergate Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Appalachian Trail and view of Mount Katahdin, Maine

Appalachian Trail and view of Mount Katahdin, Maine

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Mural on the side of a building in a neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mural on the side of a building in a neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pen...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Monocacy Aqueduct in Montgomery County, Maryland, part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal system

Monocacy Aqueduct in Montgomery County, Maryland, part of the Chesapea...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia estate

Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia estate

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Grapes of Wrath billboard along a California highway

Grapes of Wrath billboard along a California highway

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The book's author, John Steinbeck, wrote extensively ab... more

Amtrak's new Acela Express trainset, left, at its test site prior to its introduction. Pueblo, Colorado

Amtrak's new Acela Express trainset, left, at its test site prior to i...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota

Capitol, St. Paul, Minnesota

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse at 411 West Fourth Street, Santa Ana, California

Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse at 411 West Fourth Stree...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. An eleven-story courthouse facility on 3.94 acres that ... more

La Carafe Bar in the Kennedy Bakery building, one of the oldest buildings left in downtown Houston, Texas

La Carafe Bar in the Kennedy Bakery building, one of the oldest buildi...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Statue by George Segal of a citizen listening to one of President Roosevelt's "fireside chats" at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Statue by George Segal of a citizen listening to one of President Roos...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The only previous FDR memorial had been a single, small... more

Frog mural in Rayne, Louisiana, the "Frog Capital of the World"

Frog mural in Rayne, Louisiana, the "Frog Capital of the World"

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

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