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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

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

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

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

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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

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

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

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Conrad Baumgarten in West Corridor. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. Printer's mark of Con...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

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

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

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

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

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

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 Amargos 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 Amargos 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

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

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

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 Amargos 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 Amargos 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

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

The Regent Showcase theater, an art deco former movie house on La Brea...

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

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Ho...

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

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Hotel in Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The entrance to the "Amargosa Opera House," adjacent to the Amagosa Ho...

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

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. View of mural between printers' marks of Francois Regnault and Simon Vostre. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[Second Floor Corridor. Printers' marks+Columns. View of mural between...

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

Part of a front door of Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church in Presidio, along the Rio Grande River in Texas. The church, built in 1912, is home to a parish that is notable as the home of the first Christmas celebration in Texas, in 1683

Part of a front door of Santa Teresa de Jesus Catholic Church in Presi...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The church, built in 1912, is home to a parish that is notable as the home of the first Christmas celebration in Texas, in 1683. Cred... More

Homemade brooms at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Homemade brooms at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and muse...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Detail of the historic barn at the Samuel Gilbert Smith Farmstead in West Brattleboro, Vermont

Detail of the historic barn at the Samuel Gilbert Smith Farmstead in W...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The property now consists of 20 acres, although the farm originally associated with the property spanned 1,000 acres in the 18th centu... More

Courtyard of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Courtyard of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

The Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York, whose permanent collection includes 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century European paintings; and 19th- and 20th-century American art

The Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York, whose permanent collection i...

The museum was founded by banker Matthias Hallenback Arnot (1833 - 1910), who bequeathed to the City of Elmira his art collection and this 1833 building that housed it. Title, date and keywords based on informa... More

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

E.M. Bannister's unusual grave marker at the North Burial Ground, a 110-acre cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, dating to 1700

E.M. Bannister's unusual grave marker at the North Burial Ground, a 11...

It was the first public cemetery in Providence. Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:052-3) Forms part o... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway detail of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Doorway to the Alamo, an 18th-century mission church in San Antonio, Texas

Doorway to the Alamo, an 18th-century mission church in San Antonio, T...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Originally built to be the church for the Mission San Antonio de Valero, which was founded in 1718. The church was built by Spanish F... More

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and museum in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Part of a residence at Canterbury Shaker Village, a historic site and ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Canterbury Village is under permanent conservation easement at one of a number of Shaker community sites founded in the 19th century. ... More

Staircase of the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia

Staircase of the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The church claims to be derived from the first black Baptist congregation in North America. While it was not officially organized unti... More

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Interior view of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The building is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocrati... More

Floral display near the entrance to the North Burial Ground, a 110-acre cemetery in Providence, Rhode Island, dating to 1700

Floral display near the entrance to the North Burial Ground, a 110-acr...

It was the first public cemetery in Providence. Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:052-3) Forms part o... More

Bas relief "Bienville, Founder of New Orleans, 1718," by Auguste De Frasse at the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans, Louisiana

Bas relief "Bienville, Founder of New Orleans, 1718," by Auguste De Fr...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive,... More

Bas relief "Bienville, Founder of New Orleans, 1718," by Auguste De Frasse at the U.S. Custom House in New Orleans, Louisiana

Bas relief "Bienville, Founder of New Orleans, 1718," by Auguste De Fr...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive,... More

Room interior at Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire

Room interior at Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshir...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The historic site and museum preserves a site that was one of a number of Shaker communities founded in the 19th century. The United S... More

Scene at the old Hopkinton Cemetery, which began operations in 1765 in Hopkinton, New Hampshire

Scene at the old Hopkinton Cemetery, which began operations in 1765 in...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-10). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the... More

Mission Santa Cruz was a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in present-day Santa Cruz, California

Mission Santa Cruz was a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan ord...

Founded in 1791 and named for the feast of the Exultation of the Cross, the name that the explorer Gaspar de Portola gave to the area when he camped on the banks of the San Lorenzo River on October 17, 1769, an... More

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Mission Dolores has always had a central place in the religious, civic, and cultural life of San Francisco. Misión San Francisco de Asís was founded June ... More

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Mission Dolores has always had a central place in the religious, civic, and cultural life of San Francisco. Misión San Francisco de Asís was founded June ... More

Interior, Mission San Buenaventura, Ventura, California

Interior, Mission San Buenaventura, Ventura, California

Founded by the Franciscan order on March 31, 1782, it was the ninth Spanish mission established in California. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection... More

Mosaic at Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles Asistencia, founded in early 1784 within the burgeoning Pueblo de Los Angeles. California

Mosaic at Nuestra Señora Reina de los Angeles Asistencia, founded in e...

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

Mural in town, depicting the chapel of San Elizario, founded in 1789, which is often mistaken for a Spanish mission, since it lies quite near two missions in nearby El Paso, Texas

Mural in town, depicting the chapel of San Elizario, founded in 1789, ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Mural artist: name not given. The church is an example of late adobe church architecture of the Spanish colonial period and today is ... 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

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 Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... More

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... More

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... More

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... More

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... 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

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... 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 Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... 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

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 Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

The Cathedral of San Carlos Borromeo, Monterey, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Also known as the Royal Presidio Chapel, the Roman Catholic cathedral was built in 1794, and is the oldest continuously operating parish and the oldest st... 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

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

Mission San Miguel Arcángel is a Spanish mission in San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, California

Mission San Miguel Arcángel is a Spanish mission in San Miguel, San Lu...

Established on July 25, 1797 by the Franciscan order on a site chosen specifically due to the large number of Salinan Indians that inhabited the area, whom the Spanish priests wanted to evangelize. Title, date,... More

Mission San Miguel Arcángel is a Spanish mission in San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, California

Mission San Miguel Arcángel is a Spanish mission in San Miguel, San Lu...

Established on July 25, 1797 by the Franciscan order on a site chosen specifically due to the large number of Salinan Indians that inhabited the area, whom the Spanish priests wanted to evangelize. Title, date,... More

One of 32 murals on the Mississippi River floodwall by Robert Dafford, depicting historic scenes and local culture in Vicksburg, Mississippi

One of 32 murals on the Mississippi River floodwall by Robert Dafford,...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This one depicts the moment in 1799 that is considered the founding of Vicksburg, when Rev. Newitt Vick, a Virginia-born preacher, and... More

Dr. Mudd's old head stone on display behind the Dr. Samuel Mudd House in one of the stables in Waldorf, Maryland

Dr. Mudd's old head stone on display behind the Dr. Samuel Mudd House ...

The assassinaton of Abraham Lincoln turned Dr. Mudd's mid-19th-century farmhouse into a historic site, when presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth sought medical treatment here on his escape route into Virgini... More

Cattle brands seared into the door of a barn at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the unincorporated Taylor County, Texas, town of the same name, near Abilene

Cattle brands seared into the door of a barn at the Buffalo Gap Histor...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum showcases fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th ... More

Display of old whiskey and beer bottles at the Castle Dome City ghost town, once the boomtown surrounding the Castle Dome mining district above several silver (and later lead) mines that thrived near Yuma, Arizona, from the late-19th into the mid-20th centuries

Display of old whiskey and beer bottles at the Castle Dome City ghost ...

The site is now the centerpiece of the Castle Dome Mining Museum and Ghost Town, which introduces visitors to the restored ghost town as well as the Hull Mine, where they can, under black light, see some of the... More

Painting of President Taft's maternal grandmother, Sylvia Howard Taft, at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site in the Mount Auburn section of Cincinnati Ohio

Painting of President Taft's maternal grandmother, Sylvia Howard Taft,...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The house museum is the birthplace and childhood home of the 27th president of the United States, who later became the 10th U.S. chief... More

Statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini outside the Holy Ghost Roman Catholic Church in the Little Italy section of the Federal Hill neighborhood in Providence, the capital of, and largest city in, Rhode Island

Statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini outside the Holy Ghost Roman Cath...

The congregation was established in 1889 to serve the spirituality of the new Italian immigrants at the turn of the 19th century. The church building dates to 1909. Title, date and keywords based on information... More

Monument to 19th Century American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in Portland, Maine's, Longfellow Square

Monument to 19th Century American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Lo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Longfellow, whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride," "The Song of Hiawatha," and "Evangeline," was born in Portland in 1807. Franklin... More

Inside the kitchen building at Fort Vancouver, a U.S. National Historic Site along the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington

Inside the kitchen building at Fort Vancouver, a U.S. National Histori...

Named for British North American explorer George Vancouver, the fortress was a 19th-century fur-trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department. There, trade goods from ... More

Light, shadows, and old wagon wheels against a shed in Buffalo Gap Historic Village, museum of fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th century located in the small town of Buffalo Gap south of Abilene, Texas

Light, shadows, and old wagon wheels against a shed in Buffalo Gap His...

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 Ph... More

Helen Hendrickson shows an old Norwegian book to Margret Zook at Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American museum and heritage center in Decorah, Iowa

Helen Hendrickson shows an old Norwegian book to Margret Zook at Veste...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum displays more than 33,000 Norwegian and Norwegian-American artifacts, includes 12 historic buildings, a folk-art School, an... More

Early tools displayed at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the unincorporated Taylor County, Texas, town of the same name, near Abilene

Early tools displayed at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the uninc...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum showcases fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th ... More

The 1984 painting "Matilda Lockhart Comes Home," by artist Lee Herring, displayed at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the unincorporated Taylor County, Texas, town of the same name, near Abilene

The 1984 painting "Matilda Lockhart Comes Home," by artist Lee Herring...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum showcases fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th ... More

Wagon wheels against a building at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the unincorporated Taylor County, Texas, town of the same name, near Abilene

Wagon wheels against a building at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum showcases fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th ... More

Painting of President Taft's paternal grandfather, Peter Rawson Taft, at the William Howard Taft National Historic Site in the Mount Auburn section of Cincinnati Ohio

Painting of President Taft's paternal grandfather, Peter Rawson Taft, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The house museum is the birthplace and childhood home of the 27th president of the United States, who later became the 10th U.S. chief... More

An untitled 1932 oil painting by George Sanderson Bickerstaff, displayed at the Buffalo Gap Historic Village in the unincorporated Taylor County, Texas, town of the same name, near Abilene

An untitled 1932 oil painting by George Sanderson Bickerstaff, display...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The museum showcases fifteen outdoor structures and West Texas artifacts that reach back to the late 19th century and the early 20th ... More

The Vermont Supreme Court building in Montpelier. The granite Beaux Arts-style building lies on the original site of the first Vermont State Building, a three-story wooden colonial Georgian structure, built in 1808

The Vermont Supreme Court building in Montpelier. The granite Beaux Ar...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-9). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More