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Color (American English), or colour (Commonwealth English), is the characteristic of visual perception described through color categories, with names such as red, orange, yellow, green, blue, or purple. This perception of color derives from the stimulation of photoreceptor cells (in particular cone cells in the human eye and other vertebrate eyes) by electromagnetic radiation (in the visible spectrum in the case of humans). Color categories and physical specifications of color are associated with objects through the wavelengths of the light that is reflected from them and their intensities. This reflection is governed by the object's physical properties such as light absorption, emission spectra, etc.

By defining a color space, colors can be identified numerically by coordinates, which in 1931 were also named in global agreement with internationally agreed color names like mentioned above (red, orange, etc.) by the International Commission on Illumination. The RGB color space for instance is a color space corresponding to human trichromacy and to the three cone cell types that respond to three bands of light: long wavelengths, peaking near 564–580 nm (red); medium-wavelength, peaking near 534–545 nm (green); and short-wavelength light, near 420–440 nm (blue). There may also be more than three color dimensions in other color spaces, such as in the CMYK color model, wherein one of the dimensions relates to a color's colorfulness).

The photo-receptivity of the "eyes" of other species also varies considerably from that of humans and so results in correspondingly different color perceptions that cannot readily be compared to one another. Honey bees and bumblebees have trichromatic color vision sensitive to ultraviolet but insensitive to red. Papilio butterflies possess six types of photoreceptors and may have pentachromatic vision. The most complex color vision system in the animal kingdom has been found in stomatopods (such as the mantis shrimp) with up to 12 spectral receptor types thought to work as multiple dichromatic units.

The science of color is sometimes called chromatics, colorimetry, or simply color science. It includes the study of the perception of color by the human eye and brain, the origin of color in materials, color theory in art, and the physics of electromagnetic radiation in the visible range (that is, what is commonly referred to simply as light).

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Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R...

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 1, pts. 5-6, p. 1. Surroga... 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

Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Dude sweet music, superb costumes.

Harry Montague's Comedy Company. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Holstengate, Lubeck, Germany], Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

[Holstengate, Lubeck, Germany], Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing...

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., catalogue J foreign section. Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Photographic Company, 1905. Print no. "1879". Forms part of: Views of Germany in the Photochrom print collection.

Neon sign at the Horseshoe Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon sign at the Horseshoe 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

Smokestacks and bridge of a steamboat docked at Jackson Square on the Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana
[Da Mulla Palace, Venice, Italy] view, photochrome print postcard.

[Da Mulla Palace, Venice, Italy] view, photochrome print postcard.

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "6997". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at ht... More

Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris / / PAL.

Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris / / PAL.

Poster shows semi-nude goddess in flight holding bicycle above crowd of bicyclists from all over the world. Title from item.

Gillender Building, New York City. Photochrom print, 1880-1890.
St. Paul Building, New York City
[Full-length profile portrait of a woman, possibly Turkman or Kirgiz, standing on a carpet at the entrance to a yurt, dressed in traditional clothing and jewelry]
Borodinskai︠a︡ t︠s︡erkovʹ. (Na kupoli︠e︡ proboina). Borodino
Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 & 3 Burgon Street, Carter Lane, London, E.C.

Britons! Your country needs you / Printed by Saunders & Cullingham, 2 ...

Poster showing map of British Isles behind text. Poster no. 23. Wt. 8936. 50M. 1632/12/14. Title from item.

Carefully trained women inspectors check and inspect cargo transport innerwings before they are assembled on the fuselage, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif.
American mothers and sisters, like these women at the Douglas Aircraft Company, give important help in producing dependable planes for their men at the front, Long Beach, Calif. Most important of the many types of aircraft made at this plant are the B-17F ("Flying Fortress") heavy bomber, the A-20 ("Havoc") assault bomber and the C-47 heavy transport plane for the carrying of troops and cargo
Woman working on an airplane motor at North American Aviation, Inc., plant in Calif.
World's Fair. Soviet Socialist Republics Building at night
Santa Fe R.R. locomotive shops, Topeka, Kansas
Gus Worke, a farmer who came from Germany 40 years ago, Southington, Conn.
Saying grace before the barbeque dinner at the Pie Town, New Mexico Fair
C & NW RR; locomotives in the roundhouse at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
Marine Sgt. at New Orleans, La.
Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.
School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn.
Coronation 1965, the King & Queen

Coronation 1965, the King & Queen

Photograph shows the newly-crowned King Palden Thondup Namgyal and Queen Hope Cooke walking in procession, Gangtok, Sikkim. Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim"... More

HM the Gyalmo, HH Prince Palden, HH Princess Hope

HM the Gyalmo, HH Prince Palden, HH Princess Hope

Photograph shows Queen Hope Cooke with her children, Prince Palden and Princess Hope Leezum, Gangtok, Sikkim.

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Lamas playing cymbals during New Year's ceremony, Gangtok, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... More

Zeichnet 7. Kriegsanleihe / Alfred Offner.

Zeichnet 7. Kriegsanleihe / Alfred Offner.

Poster shows soldiers and their weapons behind a barricade of Austrian coins. Text: Subscribe to the 7th War Loan, Vienna Commercial Bank. Title from item.

First call I need you in the Navy this minute! Our country will always be proudest of those who answered the first call.
C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa
Commuters, who have just come off the train, waiting for the bus to go home, Lowell, Mass.
Queen Hope on throne at coronation

Queen Hope on throne at coronation

Title from item. Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN 0124. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13... More

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf from Alice Kandell, at his coronation, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[King Palden Thondup Namgyal accepting scarves, including one scarf fr...

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... More

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

Coronation 1965, Queen accepts traditional white scarf

Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/tod... More

[Queen and Prince of Sikkim playing outdoors, Sikkim]

[Queen and Prince of Sikkim playing outdoors, Sikkim]

Title devised by Library staff. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://... More

Queen and son in Palace playground

Queen and son in Palace playground

Title from item. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 13, 2010. Webcast available at: http://www.loc.gov/tod... More

[Prince Palden Gyumed and Princess Hope Leezum seated on white scarves, Sikkim]
[King and Queen of Sikkim and their daughter Hope Leezum watch birthday celebrations, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[King and Queen of Sikkim and their daughter Hope Leezum watch birthda...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from information for related slide: LC-KAN05-69. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Co... More

Sikkimese princess in ceremonial dress

Sikkimese princess in ceremonial dress

Photograph shows Princess Suang La, half-length portrait, seated facing front, wearing headress and necklace, Sikkim. Title from item. Label in color reference copye slide page: "Coronation, people at the Palac... More

King of Sikkim

King of Sikkim

Photograph shows Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, receiving white scarves as a sign of purity and an open heart on his birthday, from a Bhotia man, Gangtok, Sikkim.

Princess Hope & Queen Hope in the palace, Sikkim

Princess Hope & Queen Hope in the palace, Sikkim

Date from information on related slide: LC-KAN05-0072. Title from item. Forms part of: Dr. Alice S. Kandell Collection of Sikkim Photographs (Library of Congress). Also represented in LOT 14034-2, pg. no. 027 ... More

King of Sikkim receives scarves, Sikkim

King of Sikkim receives scarves, Sikkim

Photograph shows Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, receiving white scarves as a sign of purity and an open heart on his birthday, from a Lepcha man, Gangtok, Sikkim.

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, facing left]

[Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, seated, three-quarter length portrait, f...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from related slide: LC-KAN05-072. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Congress, March 1... More

[Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, and Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikkim, in brocaded dress, walking to the Tsuklakhang Main Temple (Palace Temple) during the King's birthday celebration, Gangtok, Sikkim]

[Palden Thondup Namgyal, King of Sikkim, and Hope Cooke, Queen of Sikk...

Title devised by Library staff. Date from information for related slide: LC-KAN05-69. Slide used for the presentation: "A Tour of the Lost Kingdom: Sikkim" by Dr. Alice S. Kandell and Hope Cooke, Library of Co... More

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Kellar, American vaudeville and popular entertainment 1870 1920

Caption: Levitation. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." No. 6152B. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress)

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette Univer...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisco...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette Univer...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small Arizona city that became one of sprawling Phoenix's many suburbs. The city far predates Phoenix; it was the site of 15th-Century Indian canals and, four centuries later, was one of several western communities founded by Mormon settlers

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The city far predates Phoenix; it was the site of 15th-Century Indian canals and, four centuries later, was one of several western com... More

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Mission San Juan Capistrano was a Spanish mission in Southern California, located in present-day San Juan Capistrano. It was founded on All Saints Day Nov... More

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Mil...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Mil...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Altar of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Altar of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwauk...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

[Medieval universe, with heaven above, bands containing stars, and earth below]

[Medieval universe, with heaven above, bands containing stars, and ear...

Illus. in: Buch der natur / Konrad von Megenberg. Augsburg : Johann Bamier, 1481. Ref. copy in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 8.

1333 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

1333 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Jewish Community Center, 16th St. near intersection with Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Jewish Community Center, 16th St. near intersection with Q St., NW, Wa...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), south wall, with Arkhangelsk Tower, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

The musicians in the "Dueling Pianos Road Show" perform in the mile-long, mainly 16th Street pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

The musicians in the "Dueling Pianos Road Show" perform in the mile-lo...

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

National Memorial Baptist Church, on the corner of Columbia Rd. and 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

National Memorial Baptist Church, on the corner of Columbia Rd. and 15...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW,...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), southwest view across Bay of Felicity, evening, after storm, Solovetskii Island, Russia

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), ...

Number assigned by photographer: solo009. Title, date, and place from photographer's inventory. Credit line: Brumfield photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... More

Orange. Arc de Triomphe Romain view, photochrome print postcard.

Orange. Arc de Triomphe Romain view, photochrome print postcard.

Title from item. Title in Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905: "France. Orange. Roman Theatre. Arch built in 16th Century." Print no. "6718. P.... More

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., NW, Washington, D.C.

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., ...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

[Villa  Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of Pegasus]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Fountain of Pegasus]

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600 and Carlo Maderno. Also, Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
Fortitude, Parmigianino. Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian.

Fortitude, Parmigianino. Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, Italian.

Allegorical print showing a woman as Fortitude, one of the cardinal virtues, snapping off a portion of a pillar. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washing... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Mexican Cultural Institute, located on 16th St., near intersection with Harvard St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Mexican Cultural Institute, located on 16th St., near intersection wit...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Arkhangelsk Tower (late 16th century), Solovetskii Island, Russia

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, Arkhangelsk Tower (lat...

Number assigned by photographer: solo016. Title, date, and place from photographer's inventory. Credit line: Brumfield photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... More

The Elizabeth II, a representative 16th-century sailing vessel in Festival Park in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, a 200-mile-long string of barrier islands and Splits off the coast that locals like to call the "OBX"

The Elizabeth II, a representative 16th-century sailing vessel in Fest...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Musician Donavon Cline and his adoring dog Boston in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

Musician Donavon Cline and his adoring dog Boston in the mile-long 16t...

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

Monastery, Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior (1558-1566), Priadil'naia (Spinning) Tower (late 16th century), southwest view across Bay of Felicity, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., NW, Washington, D.C.

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., ...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW,...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior (16th-19th centuries), southwest view across Bay of Felicity, evening, after storm, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Apartment buildings, 16th St. near intersection with W St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Apartment buildings, 16th St. near intersection with W St., NW, Washin...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

The Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus

The Tiburtine sibyl and the Emperor Augustus

Print shows a female prophet directing Emperor Augustus's gaze upward towards a group of spirits in the clouds. Title from Graphic sampler / compiled by Renata V. Shaw, Prints and Photographs Division. Washingt... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Church of St. Andrew (1702), east view, with stone dwelling (mid 16th century), and White Sea in background, Bol'shoi Zaiatskii Island, Russia

Church of St. Andrew (1702), east view, with stone dwelling (mid 16th ...

Number assigned by photographer: solo025. Title, date, and place from photographer's inventory. Credit line: Brumfield photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. General inform... More

Shanice, Royal, and Marquita Harris the caricatures just completed by sketch artist Ben Bloss in the mile-long 16th Street pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado. Marquita Harris also holds the sketch of her younger daughter, Shanice

Shanice, Royal, and Marquita Harris the caricatures just completed by ...

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

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 16th St. at intersection with P St., NW, Washington, D.C

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 16th St. at intersection with P St...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of District of Columbia Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Staircase by the Fountain of the Lights]

[Villa Lante, Bagnaia, Lazio, Italy. Staircase by the Fountain of the ...

Site History. House Architecture: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola, 1568-1600. Landscape: Giacomo (Jacopo) Barozzi da Vignola and Carlo Maderno, 1568-1600. Also: Tomaso Ghinucci, fontaniere. Associated Name:... More

Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, (16th-19th centuries), southwest view across Bay of Felicity, Solovetskii Island, Russia
Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior, (16th-19th centuries), Solovetskii Island, Russia
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