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Carol Highsmith, Library of Congress Collection

In 2016, Carol Highsmith has filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against both Alamy and Getty stating “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs. Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2016
In 2015, documentary photographer Carol Highsmith received a letter from Getty Images accusing her of copyright infringement for featuring one of her own photographs on her own website. It demanded payment of $120. This was how Highsmith came to learn that stock photo agencies Getty and Alamy had been sending similar threat letters and charging fees to users of her images, which she had donated to the Library of Congress for use by the general public at no charge.

In 2016, Highsmith has filed a $1 billion copyright infringement suit against both Alamy and Getty stating “gross misuse” of 18,755 of her photographs. “The defendants [Getty Images] have apparently misappropriated Ms. Highsmith’s generous gift to the American people,” the complaint reads. “[They] are not only unlawfully charging licensing fees … but are falsely and fraudulently holding themselves out as the exclusive copyright owner.” According to the lawsuit, Getty and Alamy, on their websites, have been selling licenses for thousands of Highsmith’s photographs, many without her name attached to them and stamped with “false watermarks.” (more: http://hyperallergic.com/314079/photographer-files-1-billion-suit-against-getty-for-licensing-her-public-domain-images/)
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Potter Kerry Kennedy molds mud into pots at the Kentuck Arts Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Potter Kerry Kennedy molds mud into pots at the Kentuck Arts Center in...

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

An expert snake-handler extracts venom from a snake in the "milking pit" at the "World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup" in Sweetwater, Texas

An expert snake-handler extracts venom from a snake in the "milking pi...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Since 1958, the event, sponsored and run by the Sweetwater Jaycees, has been held annually in March at the Nolan County Coliseum. The... More

Miscellaneous pots and pans at the general store that is part of the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown park, a re-creation of portions of the oil boomtown of Gladys City, Texas. Beaumont, Texas

Miscellaneous pots and pans at the general store that is part of the S...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Founded by geologist and businessman Pattillo Higgins as an "industrial utopia" at the Spindletop drilling site outside the settlemen... More

Jerry Brown pottery, Hamilton, Alabama

Jerry Brown pottery, Hamilton, Alabama

The only known mule-powered pug mill still operating in the United States is located in northwest Alabama. Ninth-generation potter Jerry Brown and his mule, Blue, mix and grind the clay used to make his unique ... More

Blacksmith shop at the Heritage Farmstead Museum, a living-history site interpreting the Texas Blackland Prairie region in North Texas in Plano, a northern suburb of Dallas, Texas

Blacksmith shop at the Heritage Farmstead Museum, a living-history sit...

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

The Havana Cathedral on the Plaza de la Catedral, in Havana, Cuba

The Havana Cathedral on the Plaza de la Catedral, in Havana, Cuba

The square took definitive shape in the second half of the eighteenth century. The Cathedrals construction was begun around 1748 as a temple to the Jesuit fathers. This order was expelled in 1767, the half-fin... 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

"Bishop's Palace," also known as Gresham's Castle, an ornate Victorian-style house, located on Broadway and 14th Street in the East End Historic District of Galveston, Texas

"Bishop's Palace," also known as Gresham's Castle, an ornate Victorian...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The American Institute of Architects listed the home as one of the 100 most significant buildings in the United States.... More

A view of the south fork of the American River at Coloma in El Dorado County, California

A view of the south fork of the American River at Coloma in El Dorado ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Approximately 36 miles northeast of Sacramento, Coloma is most noted for being the site where James W. Marshall first discovered gold in California, at Su... 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

[North Corridor, Great Hall. "Rest" mural in lunette from the Family and Education series by Charles Sprague Pearce. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.]

[North Corridor, Great Hall. "Rest" mural in lunette from the Family a...

Forms part of the Library of Congress Series in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive.

John Wilkes Booth diary, artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

John Wilkes Booth diary, artifact in the museum collection, National P...

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

Poster broadcasting the hunt for John Wilkes Booth. Artifact in the museum collection, National Park Service, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, D.C.

Poster broadcasting the hunt for John Wilkes Booth. Artifact in the mu...

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

One of 49 Victorian-era stained-glass windows, by the acclaimed J&R Lamb Studios inside the First Presbyterian Church in Orange, Texas

One of 49 Victorian-era stained-glass windows, by the acclaimed J&R La...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The windows were purchased by Frances Ann Lutcher and her two daughters at the Columbian World Exposition in Chicago in 1893, where t... More

Part of an elaborate "fish mural," painted in 1906 by a local (reputedly one-armed) fisherman on the acade of the Champion Building, Port Isabel, Texas

Part of an elaborate "fish mural," painted in 1906 by a local (reputed...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Formerly a 1899-vintage dry-goods store owned by Charles Champion in Port Isabel, Texas, the building is now the town's historical mu... More

Part of an elaborate "fish mural," painted in 1906 by a local (reputedly one-armed) fisherman on the acade of the Champion Building, Port Isabel, Texas

Part of an elaborate "fish mural," painted in 1906 by a local (reputed...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Formerly a 1899-vintage dry-goods store owned by Charles Champion in Port Isabel, Texas, the building is now the town's historical mu... More

Oil painting "The Echo" located at the Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Erie, Pennsylvania

Oil painting "The Echo" located at the Federal Building and U.S. Court...

Artist: Gustave Henry Mosler, ca. 1900. Dimensions: 50 x 71 inches. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photo... More

View of an old, decorative stairway leading to the long-abandoned Swift and Company facility, high above the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

View of an old, decorative stairway leading to the long-abandoned Swif...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. A major branch of the nation's leading nineteenth-century meat-packing firm and one of the nation's Big Four meat-packers of the early... More

West courtroom, ceiling detail, Birch Bayh Federal Building, Indianapolis, Indiana

West courtroom, ceiling detail, Birch Bayh Federal Building, Indianapo...

A steel-framed, flat-roofed building clad with Indiana limestone completed in 1905. Each pavilion has a central cast-bronze and glass doorway, reached by a wide, shallow gray granite stair flanked by pedestals ... More

Cross-stitched art [i.e., needlepoint] located in sanctuary, Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church at Five Points, Birmingham, Alabama

Cross-stitched art [i.e., needlepoint] located in sanctuary, Highlands...

Construction on the Sanctuary Building began in 1907, and with it came a new name for the congregation, Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church, South. After two years construction, the Spanish Renaissance Revival... More

Cross-stitched art [i.e., needlepoint] located in sanctuary, Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church at Five Points, Birmingham, Alabama

Cross-stitched art [i.e., needlepoint] located in sanctuary, Highlands...

Construction on the Sanctuary Building began in 1907, and with it came a new name for the congregation, Highlands Methodist Episcopal Church, South. After two years construction, the Spanish Renaissance Revival... More

[Mural "Murray Field Vintage 1930" by Duane Flatmo, Eureka, California]

[Mural "Murray Field Vintage 1930" by Duane Flatmo, Eureka, California...

Mural title and artist name from Redwoods info website, 2013. Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs i... More

The Kennedy-Warren apartment building, 3133 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C

The Kennedy-Warren apartment building, 3133 Connecticut Ave., NW, Wash...

Also known as the "Old Lady", the Kennedy-Warren is a historic 11-story apartment building located between the Cleveland Park and Woodley Park neighborhoods. The Art Deco building was constructed from 1929 to 1... More

Exterior bas-relief, Theodore Levin United States Courthouse, Detroit Federal Building, Detroit, Michigan

Exterior bas-relief, Theodore Levin United States Courthouse, Detroit ...

Building constructed in 1932. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. ... More

Mural "Sorting the Mail," by Reginald Marsh at the Ariel Rios Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Mural "Sorting the Mail," by Reginald Marsh at the Ariel Rios Federal ...

Date: 1936; dimensions: 6' 7" x 12' 6". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photog... More

Painting "Contemporary Justice and Man," second floor stairway, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

Painting "Contemporary Justice and Man," second floor stairway, Depart...

Artist: John Ballator, 1937. Tempera, dimensions: 11' 10" x 7' 4". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photog... More

Mural "Insular Possession: Alaska," by James Michael at the Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.

Mural "Insular Possession: Alaska," by James Michael at the Department...

Date: 1939; dimensions: 114 1/2" x 234 1/2". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit line: P... More

1940s neon Dr Pepper sign at the Dublin Bottling Works and W.P. Kloster Museum in Dublin, Texas

1940s neon Dr Pepper sign at the Dublin Bottling Works and W.P. Kloste...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This plant produced a distinctive form of Dr Pepper, a soda popular throughout the South. The distinction: it used only pure cane suga... More

Small, aviation-themed bas-reliefs on the exterior facade of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, designed by architect Joseph Finger (who also designed Houston's City Hall) and housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building at present-day William P. Hobby Airport

Small, aviation-themed bas-reliefs on the exterior facade of the 1940 ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. As of 2014, the terminal and nearby 1928 Carter Field Hangar are being restored and operated by the nonprofit Houston Aeronautical He... More

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising si...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some of the neon at the museum dates to the 1940s and even earlier. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Librar... More

Small, aviation-themed bas-reliefs on the exterior facade of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, designed by architect Joseph Finger (who also designed Houston's City Hall) and housed in the original art-deco Houston Municipal Airport building at present-day William P. Hobby Airport

Small, aviation-themed bas-reliefs on the exterior facade of the 1940 ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. As of 2014, the terminal and nearby 1928 Carter Field Hangar are being restored and operated by the nonprofit Houston Aeronautical He... More

The original, greatly refurbished, Phillips 66 gasoline station in little McLean, a town along historic U.S. Route 66 in the Texas panhandle

The original, greatly refurbished, Phillips 66 gasoline station in lit...

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

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resemble an Indian wigwam or teepee (often spelled tipi) "along old U.S. Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona. It was part of the "Wigwam Villages," a motel chain built during the 1930s and 1940s. There were seven locations: two in Kentucky and one each in Alabama, Florida, Arizona, Louisiana, and California

Scene at the old Wigwam Motel "a complex of motel units built to resem...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Barbara Barrett; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:112) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive. C... More

Sculpture "Eagle," by Gifford MacGregor Proctor at the F. Edward Hebert Federal Building in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sculpture "Eagle," by Gifford MacGregor Proctor at the F. Edward Heber...

Date: 1941; dimensions: 4' 8" x 6' 11"; medium: granite. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Cr... More

Mural "Bauzite Mining," by Julius Woeltz, located in the Saline County Courthouse in Benton, Arkansas

Mural "Bauzite Mining," by Julius Woeltz, located in the Saline County...

Date: 1942; dimensions: 73" x 143 1/4"; medium: oil. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit... More

William Kistler "Bill" Coors, grandson of Coors Brewery founder Adolph Coors, photographed three months shy of his 100th birthday in 2016

William Kistler "Bill" Coors, grandson of Coors Brewery founder Adolph...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. A chemical engineer, Bill Coors himself worked as a company executive for more than six decades. He is credited with pioneering the re... More

Old cars and old façades in Havana, Cuba

Old cars and old façades in Havana, Cuba

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2010; (DLC/PP-2... More

American singing-songwriting legend Judy Collins, prior to a performance at the Boettcher Concert Hall, one of the venues at the Denver Performing Arts Center in downtown Denver, Colorado

American singing-songwriting legend Judy Collins, prior to a performan...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Judy Collins is a revered interpretive singer who emerged from the folk revival of the late 1950s and early '60s. A Coloradan who also... More

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

Part of a carefully restored mural, one of dozens at Fair Park, site o...

Artist name from related image in same group: LC-DIG-highsm-30087. The park preserves the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco architecture in the United States. It also holds the distinction of being the only ... More

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

Part of a carefully restored mural, one of dozens at Fair Park, site o...

Artist name from related image in same group: LC-DIG-highsm-30087. The park preserves the largest collection of 1930s Art Deco architecture in the United States. It also holds the distinction of being the only ... More

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

Part of a carefully restored mural, one of dozens at Fair Park, site o...

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

American singing-songwriting legend Judy Collins and her husband, industrial designer Louis Nelson, prior to Collins's performance at the Boettcher Concert Hall, one of the venues at the Denver Performing Arts Center in downtown Denver, Colorado

American singing-songwriting legend Judy Collins and her husband, indu...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Judy Collins is a revered interpretive singer who emerged from the folk revival of the late 1950s and early '60s. A Coloradan who also... More

Statue at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration and the Pan-American Exposition in 1937 in Dallas, Texas

Statue at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration and...

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

The 1939 Crim Theater in Kilgore, Texas, once the flagship of a chain of movie theaters, was abandoned in the 1950s during the ascendancy of television and devolved into a glorified storage facility. Preservationists saved the building, and it has since been used for special events, including Halloween hauntings

The 1939 Crim Theater in Kilgore, Texas, once the flagship of a chain ...

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

Executive suite corridor detail, EPA East and West, located on 12th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. and part of the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.

Executive suite corridor detail, EPA East and West, located on 12th an...

Architect: Arthur Brown, Jr. Built in 1934, the exterior elevations, particularly at Constitution Avenue, are embellished with Beaux-Arts sculpture. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Service... More

Exterior elevation, EPA East and West, located on 12th and Constitution Avenue, N.W. and part of the Federal Triangle, Washington, D.C.

Exterior elevation, EPA East and West, located on 12th and Constitutio...

Architect: Arthur Brown, Jr. Built in 1934, the exterior elevations, particularly at Constitution Avenue, are embellished with Beaux-Arts sculpture. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Service... More

Sculpture "Liberty of Worship, Oscar S. Straus Memorial Fountain," by Adolph Alexander Weinman at the Environmental Protection Agency, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C.

Sculpture "Liberty of Worship, Oscar S. Straus Memorial Fountain," by ...

Date: 1947; dimensions: 5' x 5' 6" x 11' 6"'; medium: bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographe... More

Gravesite in Jamestown, New York, of pioneer television comedian Lucille Ball, whose landmark show, "I Love Lucy," captivated U.S. audiences in the early 1950s. Ms. Ball was born and reared in Jamestown before dropping out of high school to take acting lessons in New York City

Gravesite in Jamestown, New York, of pioneer television comedian Lucil...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:052-2) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Ca... More

A satirical sign (we think) posted outside the Crawdad Hole restaurant in Flowood, Mississippi. Hippies, demonstrative members of a disaffected youth subculture, were more of a nuisance to retaurateurs in the 1960s than of late, in the second decade of the 21st century

A satirical sign (we think) posted outside the Crawdad Hole restaurant...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Ben May Charitable Trust; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:059). Forms part of the Ben May Charitable Trust Collection of Mississippi Photogra... 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

The Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, one of six remaining covered bridges (of 19) in Madison County, Iowa, made famous in the 1992 best-selling novel by Robert James Waller that tells the story of a married but lonely Italian woman living in 1960s Madison County

The Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, one of six remaining covered bridges (of 19...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 79-foot-long Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, built in 1870 by Eli Cox, originally crossed the North River near Bevington, Iowa. In 1979, th... 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

Al Kicking Bull McAllister, a Navajo and Apache, photographed at a gathering of Native Peoples at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo

Al Kicking Bull McAllister, a Navajo and Apache, photographed at a gat...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. He is the lead male singer for the group Inter Tribal Spirit Drum. He is wearing aprons passed down from his uncle, Two Feathers Dave ... 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

Old degenerating structure that later apparently served some artistic purpose in Atlantic City; not the famous New Jersey resort for sure, but close to a ghost town in remote Fremont County, Wyoming. The town is a small mining settlement in a gulch near South Pass, the famous route through the Rockies for Oregon and Mormon Trail emigrants. It was founded as a mining camp following the 1867 gold rush in the region. The town declined following the end of the placer gold rush in the early 1870s, but continued to exist as advances in mining technology allowed further extraction of gold

Old degenerating structure that later apparently served some artistic ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. From the 1960s until 1983, it was the location of a U.S. Steel iron ore mine. The town, accessible by gravel roads has a small cluster... More

Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Alabama

The Montgomery Zoo was established in 1920 as part of Oak Park. It grew and thrived there until the 1960s. Eleven years later, the Zoo was re-established and moved to its current located in north Montgomery. In... More

1960s Dr Pepper advertising placard at the Dublin Bottling Works and W.P. Kloster Museum in Dublin, Texas

1960s Dr Pepper advertising placard at the Dublin Bottling Works and W...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This plant produced a distinctive form of Dr Pepper, a soda popular throughout the South. The distinction: it used only pure cane suga... More

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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

[Betts House, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut]

[Betts House, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut]

Date provided by the photographer. Title devised by Library staff based on information from the Yale University website. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Connecticut Photographs in the Carol M... More

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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

Detail view of oil painting "Life Before the Pioneer Era" at C. Clifton Young Federal Building and Courthouse, Reno, Nevada C. Clifton Young Federal Building and Courthouse Reno, Nevada

Detail view of oil painting "Life Before the Pioneer Era" at C. Clifto...

Artist: Richard Guy Walton, 1966. Dimensions: 6.5' x 24.5'. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer.... More

Berwyn car spindle, Berwyn, Illinois

Berwyn car spindle, Berwyn, Illinois

Spindle was a sculpture created in 1989 by artist Dustin Shuler. It consisted of a 50 foot spike with eight cars impaled on it. From 1989 until its demolition on May 2, 2008, it was located in the parking lot o... More

Various implements outside a blacksmith shop at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, in Harveytown, West Virginia, just south of downtown Huntington

Various implements outside a blacksmith shop at Heritage Farm Museum a...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Not to be confused with Heritage Station downtown, Heritage Farm Museum displays a wide collection of historical items related to Appa... More

Old truck and automobile outside the "Vehicles You Deserve" used-car dealership in Mesquite, Texas

Old truck and automobile outside the "Vehicles You Deserve" used-car d...

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

Marquee of the Texas Theatre, which closed in 1983 in San Angelo, the seat of Tom Green County, Texas

Marquee of the Texas Theatre, which closed in 1983 in San Angelo, the ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1929 the theater's equipment made San Angelo one of the first cities in the nation to play motion picture... More

An old log church at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, in Harveytown, West Virginia, just south of downtown Huntington

An old log church at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, in Harveytown, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Not to be confused with Heritage Station downtown, Heritage Farm Museum displays a wide collection of historical items related to Appa... More

Unclaimed Baggage is a one-of-a-kind store located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Scottsboro, Alabama

Unclaimed Baggage is a one-of-a-kind store located in the foothills of...

Founded in 1970 by Doyle and Sue Owens. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's Ameri... More

The Texas Theater in Waxahachie, Texas, a Dallas suburb

The Texas Theater in Waxahachie, Texas, a Dallas suburb

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Constructed in 1895 as the Dixie vaudeville theater, it was converted to a movie theater in 1920 and served as such until the late 19... More

Historic El Cortez Hotel neon sign, Freemont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada

Historic El Cortez Hotel neon sign, Freemont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

The Amtrak Acela High-speed train doing a test run through New England before it is put in service

The Amtrak Acela High-speed train doing a test run through New England...

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

Carroll House, a hotel in Fullerton, North Dakota

Carroll House, a hotel in Fullerton, North Dakota

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. House built in 1889 by Edwin Sweet, Fullerton's founder... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Excalibur hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Carol M. Highsmith - Excalibur hotel, 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. Opened on June 19, 1990. Originally built by Circus Cir... More

Detail of historic artifacts at Rockwood Manor in Wilmington, Delaware

Detail of historic artifacts at Rockwood Manor in Wilmington, Delaware

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images.... More

Street statue of a garment worker on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan in the heart of New York City's Garment District

Street statue of a garment worker on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan in th...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Old Fairmont Hotel, Deadwood, South Dakota

Old Fairmont Hotel, Deadwood, South Dakota

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

Appalachian Trail and Fontana Dam, North Carolina

Appalachian Trail and Fontana Dam, North Carolina

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

Dusk view of Manhattan Skyline, New York, New York

Dusk view of Manhattan Skyline, New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Garage the Farnsworth House, the National Trust for Historic Preservation property, Plano, Illinois

Garage the Farnsworth House, the National Trust for Historic Preservat...

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Cannons at Cheatham Hill, Kennesaw Mountain battle site, Georgia

Cannons at Cheatham Hill, Kennesaw Mountain battle site, Georgia

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Bailey's Island Church, on Bailey's Island, part of Harpswell, Maine

Bailey's Island Church, on Bailey's Island, part of Harpswell, Maine

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

President Woodrow Wilson loved this Pierce-Arrow so much that he bought it on the day he rode to the Capitol with outgoing president Herbert Hoover for Wilson's inauguration.  It is shown outside his birth home in Staunton, Virginia

President Woodrow Wilson loved this Pierce-Arrow so much that he bough...

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

Altar and stained glass window at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Morristown, New Jersey

Altar and stained glass window at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Morris...

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

Farm tractor in the desert of the southwest

Farm tractor in the desert of the southwest

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Carol M. Highsmith - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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Modern office building, photographed in the 1980s

Modern office building, photographed in the 1980s

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Panorama aerial of Chicago, Illinois

Carol M. Highsmith - Panorama aerial of Chicago, Illinois

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Art Deco Cavalier Hotel. Miami Beach, Florida

Art Deco Cavalier Hotel. Miami Beach, Florida

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White Hall at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

White Hall at Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

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"Ignorance to Wisdom," a totem scupted and painted by Lane Technical High School teachers and students, Chicago, Illinois

"Ignorance to Wisdom," a totem scupted and painted by Lane Technical H...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Aerial view of San Francisco, California, with the Palace of Fine Arts in the foreground

Aerial view of San Francisco, California, with the Palace of Fine Arts...

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

Tobacco-curing barn near Budd's Creek, Maryland

Tobacco-curing barn near Budd's Creek, Maryland

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Carol M. Highsmith - Enron Stadium, Houston, Texas

Carol M. Highsmith - Enron Stadium, Houston, Texas

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Sponsored by the famous Enron Company, the stadium was ... More

Friends outside a humble home with a message, New Orleans, Louisiana

Friends outside a humble home with a message, New Orleans, Louisiana

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Aerial view of San Francisco, California

Aerial view of San Francisco, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

View of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim. Arizona

View of the Grand Canyon from the South Rim. Arizona

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

Snowy day at George Washington's Mount Vernon in Virginia

Snowy day at George Washington's Mount Vernon in Virginia

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Carol M. Highsmith - Skyline, Boston, Massachusetts

Carol M. Highsmith - Skyline, Boston, Massachusetts

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Fall at the Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

Fall at the Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. The Farnsworth House was designed and constructed by Lu... More

Drive-through giant Sequoia tree, California

Drive-through giant Sequoia tree, California

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