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Digital photography uses cameras containing arrays of electronic photodetectors to produce images focused by a lens, as opposed to an exposure on photographic film. The captured images are digitized and stored as a computer file ready for further digital processing, viewing, electronic publishing, or digital printing.

Until the advent of such technology, photographs were made by exposing light sensitive photographic film and paper, which was processed in liquid chemical solutions to develop and stabilize the image. Digital photographs are typically created solely by computer-based photoelectric and mechanical techniques, without wet bath chemical processing.

The first consumer digital cameras were marketed in the late 1990s. Professionals gravitated to digital slowly, and were won over when their professional work required using digital files to fulfill the demands of employers and/or clients, for faster turn-around than conventional methods would allow. Starting around 2000, digital cameras were incorporated in cell phones and in the following years, cell phone cameras became widespread, particularly due to their connectivity to social media websites and email. Since 2010, the digital point-and-shoot and DSLR formats have also seen competition from the mirrorless digital camera format, which typically provides better image quality than the point-and-shoot or cell phone formats but comes in a smaller size and shape than the typical DSLR. Many mirrorless cameras accept interchangeable lenses and have advanced features through an electronic viewfinder, which replaces the through-the-lens finder image of the SLR format.

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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

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

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

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

American bison, or buffalo, bones at the Vore Buffalo Jump, a sinkhole and archeological site in Crook County, Wyoming

American bison, or buffalo, bones at the Vore Buffalo Jump, a sinkhole...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Native American hunters stampeded bison in the direction of the pit, which was deep enough to kill or disable the animals that were dr... more

Still-perceptible wagon ruts at a place called Iron Springs from the Santa Fe Trail period in the early and mid-1800s in Otero County, Colorado. The Santa Fe Trail was an important trade route running between Missouri and what is now New Mexico in two branches

Still-perceptible wagon ruts at a place called Iron Springs from the S...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The shorter route led through what was called Indian Territory, and a longer, but safer, "Mountain Route" through what is now southeas... more

American bison, or buffalo, bones at the Vore Buffalo Jump, a sinkhole and archeological site in Crook County, Wyoming

American bison, or buffalo, bones at the Vore Buffalo Jump, a sinkhole...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Native American hunters stampeded bison in the direction of the pit, which was deep enough to kill or disable the animals that were dr... more

American bison, or buffalo, bones at the Vore Buffalo Jump, a sinkhole and archeological site in Crook County, Wyoming

American bison, or buffalo, bones at the Vore Buffalo Jump, a sinkhole...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Native American hunters stampeded bison in the direction of the pit, which was deep enough to kill or disable the animals that were dr... 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

Shirl Bates, a descendant of Choctaws and Cherokees, photographed in Pueblo, Colorado, at a gathering of North American Native People

Shirl Bates, a descendant of Choctaws and Cherokees, photographed in P...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Her Native ancestors in what was called the "Indian Territory" of what is now Oklahoma were part of the forced relocation of eastern t... more

St. John's Episcopal Church, Tuscumbia, Alabama

St. John's Episcopal Church, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Organized in the 1830's, the present building was first used in October 1852. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Pho... more

St. John's Episcopal Church, Tuscumbia, Alabama

St. John's Episcopal Church, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Organized in the 1830's, the present building was first used in October 1852. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Pho... more

Historic home built by Benjamin Ogle Tayloe in 1830, LaFayette Park, located directly north of the White House on H Street between 15th and 17th Streets, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Historic home built by Benjamin Ogle Tayloe in 1830, LaFayette Park, l...

This home was the social Center during the period and was called the "Little White House" by President McKinley. Lafayette Square is a seven-acre public park. The Square and the surrounding structures were desi... more

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagog...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... more

Detail from the historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Detail from the historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Rale...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

The Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Socorro, or Socorro Mission, was founded in 1682 by the Franciscan order to serve displaced American Indians (the Piro, Tano and Jemez) from New Mexico, who fled during the Pueblo Revolt. El Paso, Texas

The Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Socorro, or Socorro Mission, w...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The present Socorro Mission was constructed c.1840 to replace an earlier 18th-century mission destroyed in 1829 by flooding of the Ri... more

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagog...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... more

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city of Sacramento

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city ...

Sutter's Fort was constructed about 1840 at the behest of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant who had received a land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. Sutter is best known for the discover... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

The onetime Senate Chambers in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime Senate Chambers in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Cap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

A corner of Lake De Smet in Johnson County, Wyoming. The deep-blue lake is named after the first white man said to have beheld it in 1840: a Jesuit priest, Father Pierre Jean De Smet, who when travelling with fur trappers

A corner of Lake De Smet in Johnson County, Wyoming. The deep-blue lak...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Wyoming Collection within ... 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

The Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Socorro, or Socorro Mission, was founded in 1682 by the Franciscan order to serve displaced American Indians (the Piro, Tano and Jemez) from New Mexico, who fled during the Pueblo Revolt. El Paso, Texas

The Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Socorro, or Socorro Mission, w...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The present Socorro Mission was constructed c.1840 to replace an earlier 18th-century mission destroyed in 1829 by flooding of the Ri... 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

The historic Green-Poe House in Macon, Georgia, was built by physician James Mercer Green, who ran Macon's Academy for the Blind, in 1840

The historic Green-Poe House in Macon, Georgia, was built by physician...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This home was also photographed on black-and-white film in 1936 by American photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. Purchase; Carol M.... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

Pershing Geiger's statue of Chief Washakie in downtown Casper, Wyoming. Washakie was a renowned Eastern Shoshone warrior first mentioned in 1840 in the written record of the American fur trapper Osborne Russell

Pershing Geiger's statue of Chief Washakie in downtown Casper, Wyoming...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. In 1851, at the urging of trapper Jim Bridger, Washakie led a band of Shoshones to council meetings of the Treaty of Fort Laramie. The... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

The J.W. Otts House, Greensboro, Alabama

The J.W. Otts House, Greensboro, Alabama

Also known as the McCrary-Otts House, Magnolia Hall was built in 1840 by D.F. McCrarry. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of A... more

The onetime office of the state geologist in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime office of the state geologist in the North Carolina Capito...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

Pershing Geiger's statue of Chief Washakie in downtown Casper, Wyoming. Washakie was a renowned Eastern Shoshone warrior first mentioned in 1840 in the written record of the American fur trapper Osborne Russell

Pershing Geiger's statue of Chief Washakie in downtown Casper, Wyoming...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. In 1851, at the urging of trapper Jim Bridger, Washakie led a band of Shoshones to council meetings of the Treaty of Fort Laramie. The... 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

Neale House in downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia

Neale House in downtown Parkersburg, West Virginia

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 1840 house, remodeled in 1974, was built by George Neale, Jr., an early Parkersburg merchant. Credit line: West Virginia Collectio... more

Religious artifacts at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE, in Charleston, South Carolina

Religious artifacts at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... more

A most unusual statue of the first U.S. president, George Washington, in a toga, in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

A most unusual statue of the first U.S. president, George Washington, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Sculptors: Antonio Canova, Guiseppe Cerrachi, and Romano Vio (Source: docsouth.unc.edu, 2018) The former seat of the legislature, it s... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

The Gordon-Lee Mansion in Chickamauga, a town in the northwest corner of Georgia made famous by a furious battle fought nearby during the U.S. Civil War of the 1860s

The Gordon-Lee Mansion in Chickamauga, a town in the northwest corner ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The house's construction began in 1840 and was not completed until 1847 due to labor and financial issues. It was built by slave labor... more

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city of Sacramento

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city ...

Sutter's Fort was constructed about 1840 at the behest of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant who had received a land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. Sutter is best known for the discover... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

Historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Historic library in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagog...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... 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

The historic Green-Poe House in Macon, Georgia, was built by physician James Mercer Green, who ran Macon's Academy for the Blind, in 1840

The historic Green-Poe House in Macon, Georgia, was built by physician...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This home was also photographed on black-and-white film in 1936 by American photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston. Purchase; Carol M.... more

The 1840-vintage Ellery Cabinet Shop in the Shake Rag Alley artists' compound in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

The 1840-vintage Ellery Cabinet Shop in the Shake Rag Alley artists' c...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The area began in the early 1800s as crude lead miners' cabins, many later deteriorated but restored, around Federal Spring. In the 19... more

Oakdale, the onetime home of Virginia Governor Joseph Johnson in Bridgeport, West Virginia, when Bridgeport was part of far-western Virginia

Oakdale, the onetime home of Virginia Governor Joseph Johnson in Bridg...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The house was constructed in 1818 for then-state assemblyman Joseph Johnson. The structure was the home of the only governor of Virgin... more

Sanctuary of the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Sanctuary of the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known lo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... 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

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

The Snodgrass One-Room Schoolhouse on the campus of Fairmont State University in Fairmont, West Virginia

The Snodgrass One-Room Schoolhouse on the campus of Fairmont State Uni...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. In 1840 William Snodgrass erected a log building about 300 yards from his house for use as a schoolhouse and a church. Three separate ... more

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagog...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... more

The Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Socorro, or Socorro Mission, was founded in 1682 by the Franciscan order to serve displaced American Indians (the Piro, Tano and Jemez) from New Mexico, who fled during the Pueblo Revolt. El Paso, Texas

The Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion del Socorro, or Socorro Mission, w...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The present Socorro Mission was constructed c.1840 to replace an earlier 18th-century mission destroyed in 1829 by flooding of the Ri... more

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagog...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... more

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city of Sacramento

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city ...

Sutter's Fort was constructed about 1840 at the behest of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant who had received a land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. Sutter is best known for the discover... more

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagog...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... more

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site near Beatrice, Alabama

Historic Rikard's Mill is a truly historic site 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. Title, date, subject n... more

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Capitol in Raleigh

The onetime House of Representatives Chamber in the North Carolina Cap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The former seat of the legislature, it still houses the offices of the governor of North Carolina governor and remains largely unchang... more

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city of Sacramento

Sutter's Fort is a State Historical Park in California's capital city ...

Sutter's Fort was constructed about 1840 at the behest of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant who had received a land grant in the Sacramento Valley from the Mexican government. Sutter is best known for the discover... more

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagogue, known locally and affectionately as "the KKBE," in Charleston, South Carolina

Stained glass windows at the historic Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim synagog...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The congregation's original, 1794 temple was destroyed by the Great Charleston Fire of 1838 and replaced by this structure two years l... more

The Towngate Theater Building, which was built c. 1850 and long served as the First German Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia

The Towngate Theater Building, which was built c. 1850 and long served...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Pur... more

Firehouse in Nevada City, the county seat of Nevada County, California, northeast of Sacramento

Firehouse in Nevada City, the county seat of Nevada County, California...

First settled in 1849, during the California Gold Rush, in 1850-51, it was the most important mining town in the state. In 1864, the word ôCityö was added to the name to relieve confusion with the bordering sta... more

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was the sculptor of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Memorial in Washington, D.C. The studio has a standard-gauge railroad track used to roll large sculpture outdoors for v... more

Stained glass doors, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Stained glass doors, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, A...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Detail of mosaic, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Detail of mosaic, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alab...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was the sculptor of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Memorial in Washington, D.C. The studio has a standard-gauge railroad track used to roll large sculpture outdoors for v... more

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepti...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Architectural detail, interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Architectural detail, interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception...

When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the architectural skills of Claude Beroujon, the cornerstone for the new Cathedra... more

The old Alexander Creel Tavern, also known as the Cain House, in St. Marys, West Virginia

The old Alexander Creel Tavern, also known as the Cain House, in St. M...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The large brick structure, built on an embankment overlooking the Ohio River in 1850, served as the first courthouse in Pleasants Coun... more

Stained glass window, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Stained glass window, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, ...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepti...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Scott Donaldson's 2008 mural, "Campy Washington," in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Scott Donaldson's 2008 mural, "Campy Washington," in the Camp Washingt...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It celebrates nearby industry and businesses, including a nearby costume shop, in what was once an independent town north of Cincinnat... more

Interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

The Milford Swing Bridge, in Milford, New Hampshire, is a 200-foot iron-cable suspended footbridge, built in 1889, that spans the Souhegan River and is still used for pedestrian traffic

The Milford Swing Bridge, in Milford, New Hampshire, is a 200-foot iro...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The bridge's precedessor, a wooden footbridge built in 1850, originated the name because it was known to sway heavily under the foot t... more

Stained glass window, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Stained glass window, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, ...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

The fountain in Market Square, which was created in 1850 for perpetual use as a public market

The fountain in Market Square, which was created in 1850 for perpetual...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Today the market is a small, crowded park surrounded by municipal buildings and the cityÆs local bus terminal. Credit line: The Lyda ... more

The Milford Swing Bridge, in Milford, New Hampshire, is a 200-foot iron-cable suspended footbridge, built in 1889, that spans the Souhegan River and is still used for pedestrian traffic

The Milford Swing Bridge, in Milford, New Hampshire, is a 200-foot iro...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The bridge's precedessor, a wooden footbridge built in 1850, originated the name because it was known to sway heavily under the foot t... more

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepti...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was the sculptor of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Memorial in Washington, D.C. The studio has a standard-gauge railroad track used to roll large sculpture outdoors for v... more

Stained glass window, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Stained glass window, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, ...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

The Stillman House Museum, among the oldest surviving structures in Brownsville, Texas

The Stillman House Museum, among the oldest surviving structures in Br...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The home was built in 1850 by Henry Miller, owner of the Miller Hotel in downtown Brownsville. He rented it to his partner, Charles S... more

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepti...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile, Alabama

Architectural detail of interior, Cathedral of the Immaculate Concepti...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name. Under the archite... more

Federal townhouse, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Federal townhouse, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Built circa 1824, the house was occupied by Dr. Robert Towns Abernathy, a Tuscumbia physician during the 1850's. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. ... more

Gravesite at the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Georgia

Gravesite at the historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, the capital and...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. One of the largest green spaces in town, it was opened as "Atlanta Cemetery" in 1850 and later renamed ito reflect the large number of... more

Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, NW, Washington, D.C.

Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, NW, Washington, D.C.

Founded in 1850 as a local church in Washington, D.C. for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. What started with 50 members quadrupled in size until the Civil War when membership dropped significantly. After ... more

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Chesterwood, Daniel Chester Wood's studio, Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) was the sculptor of the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Memorial in Washington, D.C. The studio has a standard-gauge railroad track used to roll large sculpture outdoors for v... more

Slave quarters at Historic Stagville, a North Carolina historic site on the outskirts of Durham

Slave quarters at Historic Stagville, a North Carolina historic site o...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The site comprises the remnants of one of the largest plantations of the pre-Civil War South. The plantations belonged to the Bennehan... more

Horses enjoy a last few minutes outside their corral after returning from a romp in the snow at the Midland Ranch, in the shadow of the Wind River Range of the Northern Rockies in remote Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Horses enjoy a last few minutes outside their corral after returning f...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The closest town, Farson, is 26 miles away. The ranch, whose first cabins served as a Pony Express remount station in 1860, was homest... more

The "Great Barn," a huge mule barn completed in 1860 at Historic Stagville, a North Carolina historic site on the outskirts of Durham

The "Great Barn," a huge mule barn completed in 1860 at Historic Stagv...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The site comprises the remnants of one of the largest plantations of the pre-Civil War South. The plantations belonged to the Bennehan... more

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