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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

"Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1814," mural by Ethel Magafan, at the Recorder of Deeds building, built in 1943. 515 D St., NW, Washington, D.C.

"Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1814," mural ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photo... More

The 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan is one of about 125 classic automobiles displayed at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, in Auburn, Indiana

The 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan is one of about 125 classic automo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This Cord is an authentic re-creation of the one-off (or built one time only) show car Cord built by the Auburn Automobile Company. Th... More

Detail, John O. Pastore Federal Building, Providence, Rhode Island

Detail, John O. Pastore Federal Building, Providence, Rhode Island

Architect: Jackson, Robertson, and Adams. Built in 1940. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: P... More

Part of a carefully restored mural, "Automotive Transportation" by Carlo Ciampaglia, one of dozens at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration and the Pan-American Exposition in 1937 in Dallas, Texas

Part of a carefully restored mural, "Automotive Transportation" by Car...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The park preserves the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco architecture in the United States. It also holds the distinction of being ... More

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, subsequently the Weston State Hospital, was a Kirkbride Plan psychiatric hospital operated from 18... More

Hand painted mural showing the Cuban flag and Che Guevara, neighborhood in Old Havana, Cuba

Hand painted mural showing the Cuban flag and Che Guevara, neighborhoo...

Guevara, an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, was a major figure in the Cuban Revolution during the 1950s and 60s. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Carol M. ... More

A derelict gas station and appropriately aged car in Sweetwater, Texas

A derelict gas station and appropriately aged car in Sweetwater, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Abandoned cars, Route 66, Arizona

Abandoned cars, 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

The "Elvis at 13" statue at the Elvis Presley birthplace site in Tupelo, Mississippi

The "Elvis at 13" statue at the Elvis Presley birthplace site in Tupel...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Elvis Aaron Presley was an American musician and actor in the 1960s and '70s. Elvis is portrayed in over sized overalls, a full open-c... More

The Art Deco Palace Theater, a onetime movie theater in downtown Marfa, Texas

The Art Deco Palace Theater, a onetime movie theater in downtown Marfa...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was the Marfa Opera House before its cinematic incarnation, but closed in the 1970s. As of this photograph in 2014, a local illust... More

A most unusual levee along the Arkansas River in Pueblo, Colorado

A most unusual levee along the Arkansas River in Pueblo, Colorado

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The long and eclectic mural on the levee walls first appeared as whimsical graffiti in the 1970s and is said to be the longest, if not... More

Giant pandas, the star attraction at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

Giant pandas, the star attraction at the Smithsonian Institution's Nat...

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

Brownstone apartment, Manhattan's Upper East Side, New York, New York

Brownstone apartment, Manhattan's Upper East Side, 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

Old Paria (Pahrea) movie set, Utah

Old Paria (Pahrea) movie set, Utah

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 Ellis Island immigration station, Jersey City, New Jersey

Aerial view of the Ellis Island immigration station, Jersey City, New ...

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

Carol M. Highsmith - Aerial view of Washington, D.C.

Carol M. Highsmith - 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

Stained-glass window at the Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco, California

Stained-glass window at the Neptune Society Columbarium, San Francisco...

A columbarium is a repository for human ashes. 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, d... More

Sunset on the rocky Oregon coast

Sunset on the rocky Oregon coast

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 countryside in Louisiana - Drawing. Public domain image.

Rural countryside in Louisiana - Drawing. Public domain image.

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

Carol M. Highsmith - Radio station studio

Carol M. Highsmith - Radio station studio

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

Chamber in the U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.

Chamber in the U.S. Supreme Court, 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

Carol M. Highsmith - Georgetown University buildings, Washington, D.C.

Carol M. Highsmith - 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

Houston artists in front of Project Row House, a public-art project in 22 shotgun houses in the historic Third Ward, Houston, Texas

Houston artists in front of Project Row House, a public-art project 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

Carol M. Highsmith - [People's Drug Store, Washington, D.C.]

Carol M. Highsmith - [People's Drug Store, Washington, D.C.]

Digital image produced by Library of Congress. Date provided by photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase... More

Roman Centurion sculpted by Louis St. Gaudens on the exterior of Union Station, Washington, D.C.

Roman Centurion sculpted by Louis St. Gaudens on the exterior of Union...

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 City, in which the World Trade Center Twin Towers is prominent]

[Aerial view of New York City, in which the World Trade Center Twin To...

Date, and keywords provided by the photographer. 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 ... More

Aerial view of Annapolis, the Maryland capital

Aerial view of Annapolis, the Maryland capital

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

Carol M. Highsmith - Federal Courthouse, Sacramento, California

Carol M. Highsmith - Federal Courthouse, Sacramento, 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

O'Hare International Airport passenger terminal, Chicago, Illinois

O'Hare International Airport passenger terminal, Chicago, Illinois

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

Carol M. Highsmith - Law library

Carol M. Highsmith - Law library

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

Bronze statues by George Segal at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Bronze statues by George Segal at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memori...

"The Rural Couple" depicts a pair weary from their hard life during the Great Depression. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ betwee... More

Close-up view of the Gateway Arch, the symbolic gateway to the West (although there's a great deal of midwest to go before the west is reached) and the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, St. Louis, Missouri

Close-up view of the Gateway Arch, the symbolic gateway to the West (a...

Designed by Finnish American architect Eero Saarenin. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. T... More

Beth Shalom Synagogue, in suburban Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beth Shalom Synagogue, in suburban Elkins Park, outside Philadelphia, ...

Built in 1960 in suburban Montgomery County. Designed to architecturally suggest Mount Sinai. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ be... More

Dusk view of the Ed Sullivan Theatre marquee, New York, New York

Dusk view of the Ed Sullivan Theatre marquee, 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. The Ed Sullivan Show and David Letterman Show have been... More

Employee watches the production line at the nation's first Krispy Kreme donut shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Employee watches the production line at the nation's first Krispy Krem...

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

Interior, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, Chicago, Illinois

Interior, Frank Lloyd Wright Robie House, Chicago, Illinois

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

Carol M. Highsmith - Skyline view of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Carol M. Highsmith - Skyline view of Pittsburgh, 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. Photograph taken during the early 1980s. Title, date, s... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Market Square mural, Houston, Texas

Carol M. Highsmith - Market Square mural, 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

Tenement Museum, located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 97 Orchard Street, New York, New York

Tenement Museum, located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 97 Orc...

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 on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1863, this tene... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Amish Country quilts, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Carol M. Highsmith - Amish Country quilts, 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

1964 New York World's Fair site in Queens, New York

1964 New York World's Fair site in Queens, 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

Wildflowers in the harsh Arizona desert

Wildflowers in the harsh Arizona desert

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

Carol M. Highsmith - Belgian Embassy, Washington, D.C.

Carol M. Highsmith - Belgian Embassy, 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 Homer Building, a downtown office building, Washington, D.C.

The Homer Building, a downtown office building, Washington, D.C.

A Neo-Classical concrete structure with a glazed terra cotta facade, it was designed in 1913 by Washington D.C., architect Appleton Prentiss Clark as an expression of the Beaux Arts aesthetic in the nation's ca... More

Cottages, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Cottages, Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, 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

Bedroom at Petersen House, where President Abraham Lincoln died in 1865 after being shot by assassin John Wilkes Booth, across the street at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Bedroom at Petersen House, where President Abraham Lincoln died in 186...

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

A summertime look at the Colorado ski resort of Vail

A summertime look at the Colorado ski resort of Vail

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 City, looking east from Ellis Island, New Jersey

Aerial view of New York City, looking east from Ellis Island, New Jers...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Note that the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center are... More

Work area at the Johnson Wax Building, headquarters of the S.C. Johnson and Son Co., Racine, Wisconsin

Work area at the Johnson Wax Building, headquarters of the S.C. Johnso...

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 building and its furnishings were designed by Frank... More

Pebble Beach Golf Club, Pebble Beach, California

Pebble Beach Golf Club, Pebble Beach, 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

Office cubicles at the headquarters building of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, or WSSC, the water and sewerage utility for the immediate suburban counties around Washington, D.C.

Office cubicles at the headquarters building of the Washington Suburba...

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, subject note, and keywords provided by the... More

Aerial view of William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon estate in the coastal mountains of California

Aerial view of William Randolph Hearst's San Simeon estate in the coas...

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

Luxor Pyramid Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Luxor Pyramid Casino, 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

Aerial view of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, and lower Manhattan, New York, New York

Aerial view of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, and lower Manhattan...

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, at dusk

Aerial view of San Francisco, California, at dusk

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 Astrodome, the world's first domed stadium, Houston, Texas

The Astrodome, the world's first domed stadium, 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

Replica of "The Little House in the Big Woods" at the Laura Ingalls Wilder House, Pepin, Wisconsin

Replica of "The Little House in the Big Woods" at the Laura Ingalls Wi...

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 Lake-Peterson House, a Gothic Revival home in Rockford, Illinois

The Lake-Peterson House, a Gothic Revival home in Rockford, Illinois

Also known as Jenny's, the house was built in 1873, probably by prominent Rockford citizen John Lake, its first owner. Its architect is unknown. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her ori... More

Roy Orbison mural in Wink, Texas, where he was born and lived as a young man

Roy Orbison mural in Wink, Texas, where he was born and lived as a you...

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

Control tower at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington, Virginia

Control tower at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Arlington,...

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

Carol M. Highsmith - Construction workers on the job

Carol M. Highsmith - Construction workers on the job

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

Winery and vineyard in Napa Valley, California

Winery and vineyard in Napa Valley, 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

Entrance to Johnson Wax Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin

Entrance to Johnson Wax Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Title, date, and keywor... More

San Francisco, California's affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood boasts several grand homes, including this mansion

San Francisco, California's affluent Pacific Heights neighborhood boas...

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

Then President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office of the White House during his last term, Washington, D.C.

Then President Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office of the White House 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 and keywords provided by the photographer. Date f... More

The Israel Mukashy Building in downtown Edgefield, South Carolina

The Israel Mukashy Building in downtown Edgefield, South Carolina

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Erected in 1891, the building has been occupied by many merchants, including Russian immigrant Murkashy from the early 20th Century to... More

Devils Tower, also known by more benign names, including Bear Lodge, by indigenous American Indians, in northeastern Wyoming

Devils Tower, also known by more benign names, including Bear Lodge, b...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. America's first declared national monument (in 1906), the formation is an "igneous intrusion," formed when molten lava deep beneath th... More

A circa-1835 Conestoga wagon, the type of wagon that famously carried American pioneer familes and their belongings across the plains during America's westward migrations, on display at the Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Indiana

A circa-1835 Conestoga wagon, the type of wagon that famously carried ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

The Episcopal Chapel of the Transfiguration in northwestern Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park

The Episcopal Chapel of the Transfiguration in northwestern Wyoming's ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The chapel was sited and built to frame a view of the Cathedral Group of peaks in a large window behind the altar. Built in 1925, the ... More

Tropicana, a glamorous nightclub in Havana, Cuba

Tropicana, a glamorous nightclub in Havana, Cuba

This club puts on spectacular, colorful dancing and singing shows. The Tropicana nightclub opened in 1939 and evolved from a Depression-era bohemian club called Eden Concert. There are lush gardens surrounding ... More

Hallway. The Joel Solomon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Hallway. The Joel Solomon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Chatta...

Located in the central business district, it was built by Reuben Harrison Hunt in 1933. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information p... More

Elevator lobby at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Elevator lobby at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington, D....

Completed between the years 1939-1940, by architect Charles Z. Klauder. Architectural style is Stripped Classicism. Originally constructed as and called the Social Security Building, it was renamed in 1988 for ... More

The Ames Monument, erected in 1880 in a desolate stretch of rural Albany County, Wyoming

The Ames Monument, erected in 1880 in a desolate stretch of rural Alba...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The pyramidal stone monument, which from a distance mimicks the rocky landscape, was designed by prominent American architect Henry Ho... More

Ride at Camden Park, an amusement park on the outskirts of Huntington, West Virginia

Ride at Camden Park, an amusement park on the outskirts of Huntington,...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Established in 1902 as a picnic spot by the Camden Interstate Railway Company, where riders traveling between Huntington and nearby ci... More

Dilapidated outhouse at the Holzwarth Site in Rocky Mountain National Park, within Grand County, Colorado

Dilapidated outhouse at the Holzwarth Site in Rocky Mountain National ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. John Holzwarth Sr., a German immigrant, moved to the Kawuneeche Valley in 1917 after his job as a saloon-keeper in Denver came to an a... More

Overlooking what what were once bustling rail lines of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Grafton, West Virginia, which was an early B&O hub

Overlooking what what were once bustling rail lines of the Baltimore &...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. To the right are the Willard Hotel, built in 1911 by the B&O, and the old B&O terminal. Rail traffic increased as the B&O expanded, re... More

The West Virginia Capitol in Charleston

The West Virginia Capitol in Charleston

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. For several years, the capital of West Virginia intermittently traveled between Wheeling and Charleston. In 1877, however, the state's... More

Courtyard, David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Miami, Florida

Courtyard, David W. Dyer Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Miami, ...

Architect: Phineas E. Paist and Harold D. Steward. Mediterranean Renaissance Revival style. Built between 1931-1933. Primary material: Key Largo Coquina limestone. Photographed as part of an assignment for the ... More

Potter Stewart U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Cincinnati, Ohio

Potter Stewart U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Cincinnati, Ohio

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Built in 1939 by architect/builder Louis A. Simon. Credit l... More

Full view of oil painting "New Amsterdam" at Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, New York, New York

Full view of oil painting "New Amsterdam" at Alexander Hamilton U.S. C...

Artist: Elmer E. Garnsey, 1912. Dimensions: 4.5' x 9'. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Cred... More

Aerial view of LaFayette Park, located directly north of the White House on H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Aerial view of LaFayette Park, located directly north of the White Hou...

Lafayette Square is a seven-acre public park. The Square and the surrounding structures were designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1970. Originally planned as part of the pleasure grounds surround... More

The art deco-style showroom of Ed Hammer Chevrolet in Sheridan, Wyoming, dates to 1940

The art deco-style showroom of Ed Hammer Chevrolet in Sheridan, Wyomin...

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

[Great Hall. Bust of George Washington. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Great Hall. Bust of George Washington. Library of Congress Thomas Jef...

Exhibit caption: "The bronze bust of George Washington is a copy of a work by the French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828)." (Source: MyLOC.gov Great Hall exhibit, 2008) Forms part of the Library of Con... More

Courtroom at Federal Building and U.S. Court House, Peoria, Illinois

Courtroom at Federal Building and U.S. Court House, Peoria, Illinois

Built in 1938 by architect Howard Cheney. Neoclassical/Art Deco design. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the p... More

Oil painting "Socrates" located in stairway of Great Hall, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Oil painting "Socrates" located in stairway of Great Hall, Department ...

Artist: Boardman Robinson, 1937. Dimensions: 12' 7" x 4' 3". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer... More

Historic courtroom, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wheeling, West Virginia

Historic courtroom, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wheeling, We...

Original building built in 1905-1914. New addition built in 2002-2004. Original lobby decorated with marble pilasters and paneling, aluminum postal windows and pendant light fixtures. Photographed as part of an... More

A fanciful woodcarving of the legendary Northwoods lumberjack, Paul Bunyan at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum Eau Claire, Wisconsin

A fanciful woodcarving of the legendary Northwoods lumberjack, Paul Bu...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum presents artifacts from, and photographs of, the mining camps where hardy lumberjacks chopped trees and prepared of boards ... More

Exterior lamp. U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Tyler, Texas

Exterior lamp. U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Tyler, Texas

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Built in 1934 by architect Shirley Simons. Neoclassical sty... More

Gravestone in a tiny cemetery outside Bent's Old Fort, near La Junta in Otero County, Colorado

Gravestone in a tiny cemetery outside Bent's Old Fort, near La Junta i...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Occasionally referred to as Fort William, the fort is a 1976 reconstruction of an 1833 fort built by William and Charles Bent, along w... More

Long idle parts of the giant Colorado Fuel and Iron steel mill, founded in 1881, in Pueblo, Colorado

Long idle parts of the giant Colorado Fuel and Iron steel mill, founde...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The company was founded by Cleve Osgood, a New York "robber baron," as titans of industry were then known. In his private rail car, he... More

A lovely old cookstove in the main cabin at the Sheriff Ranch at the headwaters of the Colorado River near Hot Sulphur Springs in Grand County, Colorado

A lovely old cookstove in the main cabin at the Sheriff Ranch at the h...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Once a vast cattle spread, the ranch has downsized in recent years. Registered in 1881 with 1,350 acres with as many as 250 head of He... More

A historic circus wagon, used to carry performers and animals in parades that heralded the coming of a circus to town, displayed at Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, which is devoted to circus-related history

A historic circus wagon, used to carry performers and animals in parad...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum, which also features artifacts such as colorful circus wagons used in parades, is owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society... More

Ames-Clair Hall, the old Ames Methodist Church, built in 1857 in Union, West Virginia

Ames-Clair Hall, the old Ames Methodist Church, built in 1857 in Union...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. In 1891 an African-American congressman purchased the old church, and one of its members, Matthew Clair, became one of the first bisho... More

Pansy St. Clair, a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe at the Wind River Indian Reservation in central Wyoming's Wind River Basin

Pansy St. Clair, a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe at the Wind Ri...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The reservation was established for the Eastern Shoshone in 1863 following a unique treaty with Shoshone Chief Washakie, admired by In... More

The ornate Pueblo County Courthouse in Pueblo, Colorado

The ornate Pueblo County Courthouse in Pueblo, Colorado

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The Roman Classical-style building, designed by New Yorker Albert Ross, and executed from 1908 to 1912 in brick and white sandstone, w... More

Takoma Park neighborhood branch of the D.C. Public Library System, 416 Cedar St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Takoma Park neighborhood branch of the D.C. Public Library System, 416...

Designed by Washington-based architectural firm Marsh & Peter and built in 1911. Construction of this "first purpose-built neighborhood library" in Washington, DC, was funded through a $40,000 contribution by p... More

Courtroom entrance. The Joel Solomon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Courtroom entrance. The Joel Solomon Federal Building and U.S. Courtho...

Located in the central business district, it was built by Reuben Harrison Hunt in 1933. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information p... More

One of the most elaborate of approximately 150 (out of originally 2,500 or so) carved wooden carousels in America, the Kit Carson County Carousel in the eastern Colorado town of Burlington, on the Kansas border

One of the most elaborate of approximately 150 (out of originally 2,50...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The sixth of 74 carousels manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company between 1904 and 1933, this is a three-row, stationary (th... More

Waffle House Restaurant torn apart by Hurricane Katrina on the Biloxi, Mississippi coast

Waffle House Restaurant torn apart by Hurricane Katrina on the Biloxi,...

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

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