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Infrared

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm.
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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

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft. (300 m.) above the valley floor." Title, date, and subjects pro... more

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor." Title, date, and subjects provi... more

Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, with Shuttlecocks sculpture by Claes Oldenburg

Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, with Shuttlecocks scu...

Photo shows the museum with "Shuttlecocks" on lawn, created by Claes Oldenburg, 1994.

Barn, Route 66, near Staunton, Illinois

Barn, Route 66, near Staunton, Illinois

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

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

This national park is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona, in the same vicinity as the Four Corners area. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. H... more

Old jail cell, Route 66, Arizona

Old jail cell, Route 66, 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-2010... more

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor." Title, date, and subjects provi... more

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide. Title, date, and subjects provided by the p... more

View of vintage car at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

View of vintage car at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberr...

Hackberry was founded when prospectors found a rich vein of ore here in the 1870's. A large Hackberry tree grew by the spring and gave the town its name. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. ... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Barn, rural Montana

Barn, rural Montana

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

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Forest of trees, Montana

Forest of trees, Montana

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

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Barn, rural Montana

Barn, rural Montana

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

Barn, rural Montana

Barn, rural Montana

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

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C

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

Palm trees, Miami, Florida

Palm trees, Miami, Florida

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

Barn, rural Wyoming

Barn, rural Wyoming

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

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress as a national park on March 1, 1872, is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though... more

Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake, California

Mono Lake, California is an alkaline and hypersaline lake in Mono County, California. It has an unusually productive ecosystem, and is a critical nesting habitat for several bird species. Title, date, and subje... more

Old gas station along the road in rural upperstate Michigan

Old gas station along the road in rural upperstate Michigan

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

Ranch in Wyoming

Ranch in Wyoming

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

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.

The Washington Monument is an obelisk near the west end of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first U.S. president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite,... more

Old car way out in the North Carolina countryside

Old car way out in the North Carolina countryside

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

Long trains glide across the western United States skyline in Nebraska

Long trains glide across the western United States skyline in Nebraska

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

Philip Johnson's Glass House and Pavillion, New Canaan, Connecticut

Philip Johnson's Glass House and Pavillion, New Canaan, Connecticut

The Glass House or Johnson house, built in 1949 in New Canaan, Connecticut, was designed by Philip Johnson as his own residence and is a masterpiece in the use of glass. Title, date, and subjects provided by th... more

Philip Johnson's Ghost House

Philip Johnson's Ghost House

The Ghost House, built in 1984, is an open structure of chain-link fencing that refers to the separate work of architects Frank Gehry and Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. Title, date, and subjects provided ... more

Wigwam Motel, Route 66, Rialto, California

Wigwam Motel, Route 66, Rialto, California

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

Streetcar, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

Streetcar, St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana

The St. Charles Avenue streetcar line is the oldest continuously operating street railway system in the world. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, ... more

Cemetery in a cow pasture in rural Monroe County, Alabama

Cemetery in a cow pasture in rural Monroe County, Alabama

Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; George F. Landegger; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:090). ... more

Greenwood Cemetery is the original cemetery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Greenwood Cemetery is the original cemetery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Phot... more

View of the historic Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, Alabama

View of the historic Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, Alabama

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisi... more

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery located in Selma, Alabama, has the graves of Confederate soldiers and prominent Selma residents. Includes statue of Elodie B. Todd, half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln; mausoleum of Vice Pres... more

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scripture fragments are nailed to fences, trees, and each other in the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden, Prattville, Alabama

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scr...

If the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden doesn't save you, there's no one to blame but yourself. His frightening jumble of white crosses cling to hills on either side of a curving county road next to a traile... more

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery located in Selma, Alabama, has the graves of Confederate soldiers and prominent Selma residents. Includes statue of Elodie B. Todd, half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln; mausoleum of Vice Pres... more

Meadowbank Farm located on Highway 84 in a bend of the Alabama River twelve miles from Monroeville, Alabama, between the towns of Claiborne and Gosport

Meadowbank Farm located on Highway 84 in a bend of the Alabama River t...

The farm has 3,999 acres of land. Meadowbank farm includes four 1854 log cabins, a main plantation house built in 1910, and numerous out buildings. There is also a lake and a swamp, thousands of oak and pine tr... more

Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama

Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama

Magnolia Cemetery is situated on 120 acres (49 hectares) and was established in 1836. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Ala... more

Fishing in Monroe County, Alabama

Fishing in Monroe County, Alabama

Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; George F. Landegger; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:090). ... more

Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama

Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama

Magnolia Cemetery is situated on 120 acres (49 hectares) and was established in 1836. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Ala... more

Greenwood Cemetery is the original cemetery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Greenwood Cemetery is the original cemetery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Phot... more

Rural scene in Alabama

Rural scene in Alabama

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Phot... more

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery located in Selma, Alabama, has the graves of Confederate soldiers and prominent Selma residents. Includes statue of Elodie B. Todd, half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln; mausoleum of Vice Pres... more

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

The reservoir supplies the majority of the city's municipal water. Originally called the Howard University Reservoir or the Washington City Reservoir, it was completed in 1902 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer... more

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scripture fragments are nailed to fences, trees, and each other in the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden, Prattville, Alabama

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scr...

If the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden doesn't save you, there's no one to blame but yourself. His frightening jumble of white crosses cling to hills on either side of a curving county road next to a traile... more

Old train car found in a back lot of the warehouse district, Selma, Alabama

Old train car found in a back lot of the warehouse district, Selma, Al...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Phot... more

Chasley, Monroe County, Alabama

Chasley, Monroe County, Alabama

Built with slave labor and finished by Arthur Foster, Jr., and George Washington Foster, sons of the original owner. The late Dr. Rutherford (the great-great-grandson of the original owner) painstakingly restor... more

View of the historic Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, Alabama

View of the historic Monroe County Courthouse, Monroeville, Alabama

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Divisi... more

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scripture fragments are nailed to fences, trees, and each other in the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden, Prattville, Alabama

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scr...

If the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden doesn't save you, there's no one to blame but yourself. His frightening jumble of white crosses cling to hills on either side of a curving county road next to a traile... more

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

The reservoir supplies the majority of the city's municipal water. Originally called the Howard University Reservoir or the Washington City Reservoir, it was completed in 1902 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer... more

Scenic images from rural Monroe County, Alabama

Scenic images from rural Monroe County, Alabama

Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; George F. Landegger; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:090). ... more

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

The reservoir supplies the majority of the city's municipal water. Originally called the Howard University Reservoir or the Washington City Reservoir, it was completed in 1902 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer... more

Meadowbank Farm located on Highway 84 in a bend of the Alabama River twelve miles from Monroeville, Alabama, between the towns of Claiborne and Gosport

Meadowbank Farm located on Highway 84 in a bend of the Alabama River t...

The farm has 3,999 acres of land. Meadowbank farm includes four 1854 log cabins, a main plantation house built in 1910, and numerous out buildings. There is also a lake and a swamp, thousands of oak and pine tr... more

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

McMillan Reservoir, Washington, D.C.

The reservoir supplies the majority of the city's municipal water. Originally called the Howard University Reservoir or the Washington City Reservoir, it was completed in 1902 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer... more

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery, Selma, Alabama

Old Live Oak Cemetery located in Selma, Alabama, has the graves of Confederate soldiers and prominent Selma residents. Includes statue of Elodie B. Todd, half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln; mausoleum of Vice Pres... more

Rikard's Mill, near Beatrice, Alabama

Rikard's Mill, near Beatrice, Alabama

Built by Jacob Rikard about 1840, it is a working grist mill. Run by the power of water from Flat Creek that runs under it, the mill has been grinding corn into meal and grits ever since. Credit line: The Georg... more

Cemetery in a cow pasture in rural Monroe County, Alabama

Cemetery in a cow pasture in rural Monroe County, Alabama

Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; George F. Landegger; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:090). ... more