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Bell Studio, Washington DC

The Library of Congress C. M. Bell Studio CollectionCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1885
Unidentified woman
C. M. Bell Studio of photographic portraits worked in Washington DC from 1873 until 1916. Charles Milton Bell (1848-1893) was one of Washington's leading portrait photographers. His studio became known for its large collection of portraits of Washington notables, including politicians, leading businessmen and educators, embassy officials and distinguished visitors from other countries, church leaders, athletes and entertainers, and members of Washington's black middle class. The Library of Congress C. M. Bell Studio Collection comprises of over 25,000 glass plate negatives.

22,935 Media in collectionpage 1 of 230
General William B. Taliaferro in uniform

General William B. Taliaferro in uniform

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date from photographer's logbook. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. Genera... more

[Fidelia Taylor, bust portrait, facing slightly right] / Bell's Photo. Art Gallery.

[Fidelia Taylor, bust portrait, facing slightly right] / Bell's Photo....

Title devised by Library staff. Printed on mount: Bell's Photo. Art Gallery 425th 7th St., Washington, D.C. Forms part of: 19th century portraits, ... from the Clara Barton Papers.

[Joseph E. Holmes, Washington, D.C., at 87 years, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly right] / C.M. Bell.

[Joseph E. Holmes, Washington, D.C., at 87 years, head-and-shoulders p...

Title devised by Library staff. Printed on mount: C.M. Bell 463-465 Penna. Ave., 701 Fifteenth St. Washington, D.C. Forms part of: 19th century portraits, ... from the Clara Barton Papers.

Goff, Mrs. N

Goff, Mrs. N

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Notation ... more

Jas. Smith

Jas. Smith

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Bullock, Hon. Robt

Bullock, Hon. Robt

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Harvey ?

Harvey ?

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Hon. Dunnell

Hon. Dunnell

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

H.C. Anders?

H.C. Anders?

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Cottman, E.T

Cottman, E.T

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Hicks, C.C

Hicks, C.C

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Willson, Col. B

Willson, Col. B

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Brewer, Justice

Brewer, Justice

Photograph shows David Josiah Brewer (1837-1910), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. (Source: Yale University Library, Guide to the Brewer Family Papers, MS 99) Title is name of sitter or person who order... more

Stewart, Hon. J.W

Stewart, Hon. J.W

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Belmont, Hon. Perry

Belmont, Hon. Perry

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Supreme Court Justice

Supreme Court Justice

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Allen & Johnson

Allen & Johnson

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Flood, Hon. Thos. M

Flood, Hon. Thos. M

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Howley

Howley

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

U.S.C.P. policeman

U.S.C.P. policeman

Photograph shows a police officer of the U.S. Capitol Police wearing uniform and spectacles. Title from handwritten label on negative or negative sleeve. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Neg... more

Wm. Winston

Wm. Winston

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Blount, Hon. J.H

Blount, Hon. J.H

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Anderson, C.L

Anderson, C.L

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Thurston, Mr. Harranan, Com

Thurston, Mr. Harranan, Com

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Campbell, A.B

Campbell, A.B

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Cleveland, Mrs. Grover

Cleveland, Mrs. Grover

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Scull, Hon. Edw

Scull, Hon. Edw

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Cook, W.D

Cook, W.D

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Miscellaneous monograms, MW and SS

Miscellaneous monograms, MW and SS

Title from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General informati... more

Kershaw

Kershaw

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

X.S. Quarterman

X.S. Quarterman

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Hovey, Hon. A.P

Hovey, Hon. A.P

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

W.H. Wells

W.H. Wells

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Dawes, Sen. H.L

Dawes, Sen. H.L

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

W.F. Foreman

W.F. Foreman

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Rev. C.L. Morgan

Rev. C.L. Morgan

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Veazey, Judge

Veazey, Judge

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Eden, Hon. J.R

Eden, Hon. J.R

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

C.M. Dukey

C.M. Dukey

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

U.S. Capitol Police

U.S. Capitol Police

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General information about the C.M. Bell Collec... more

Hall, Hon. D.P

Hall, Hon. D.P

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Burleigh, Hon. H.G

Burleigh, Hon. H.G

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Hayden, C.M

Hayden, C.M

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Gordon, W.E

Gordon, W.E

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Notation ... more

Mutchler, Hon. Wm

Mutchler, Hon. Wm

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Elliott, Hon. Wm

Elliott, Hon. Wm

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Roddey, Gen. P.D

Roddey, Gen. P.D

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Gordon, B.G

Gordon, B.G

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Clark, C.L

Clark, C.L

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Seney, Hon. Geo. E

Seney, Hon. Geo. E

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Howe

Howe

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Brewer, Justice

Brewer, Justice

Photograph shows David Josiah Brewer (1837-1910), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. (Source: Yale University Library, Guide to the Brewer Family Papers, MS 99) Title is name of sitter or person who order... more

Rev. P.C. Hurt

Rev. P.C. Hurt

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Oberteuffer, Marjorie & sister

Oberteuffer, Marjorie & sister

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Fuller, Hon. W.E

Fuller, Hon. W.E

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Murray, T.A

Murray, T.A

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Warnaling, E

Warnaling, E

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Pyles, W.M

Pyles, W.M

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Birt, S.L

Birt, S.L

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Scott, Dr. A.G

Scott, Dr. A.G

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

McKinley, William

McKinley, William

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Kerr, Hon. Daniel

Kerr, Hon. Daniel

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Solprints, Rev. Father

Solprints, Rev. Father

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Taylor, Hon. J.H

Taylor, Hon. J.H

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Roosevelt, T.R

Roosevelt, T.R

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Fitzgerald, Bishop

Fitzgerald, Bishop

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Wilson, H.T

Wilson, H.T

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Moutt, Senor

Moutt, Senor

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Rear Admi'l H

Rear Admi'l H

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

M.F. Iliff

M.F. Iliff

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Smith, M.L

Smith, M.L

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Gorman, Mrs. A.P

Gorman, Mrs. A.P

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Waite, Justice

Waite, Justice

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Stanford, Sen

Stanford, Sen

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Keyser

Keyser

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by L... more

Adml. R.M. Stembel

Adml. R.M. Stembel

Photograph shows Roger Nelson Stembel (1810-1900) was served as a US Navy officer during the Civil War. (Source: researcher M. Higgins, 2019) Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photog... more

Brandenburg

Brandenburg

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Kellogg, Lieut. Col

Kellogg, Lieut. Col

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Notation ... more

Com. Dewey

Com. Dewey

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Hampton, Sen. Wade

Hampton, Sen. Wade

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Shaw, Hon. F

Shaw, Hon. F

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

Dr. John W. Gazzaway

Dr. John W. Gazzaway

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Martin, Hon. H.B

Martin, Hon. H.B

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Kindekoper, Z.W

Kindekoper, Z.W

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Pruden, Mr. P.S

Pruden, Mr. P.S

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Watson, Rev. L

Watson, Rev. L

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Unidentified man

Unidentified man

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General information about the C.M. Bell Collec... more

Unidentified man

Unidentified man

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General information about the C.M. Bell Collec... more

Harper, T.J

Harper, T.J

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Belknap, Hon. C.E

Belknap, Hon. C.E

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Hon. I.P. Walker

Hon. I.P. Walker

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Spurlock, W.H

Spurlock, W.H

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Unidentified man

Unidentified man

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General information about the C.M. Bell Collec... more

Tavera Austrian

Tavera Austrian

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Unidentified child

Unidentified child

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General information about the C.M. Bell Collec... more

Unidentified woman

Unidentified woman

Title devised by Library staff. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General information about the C.M. Bell Collec... more

Doniuguez

Doniuguez

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Nota... more

S.T. Tice

S.T. Tice

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift... more

Colly, Mr

Colly, Mr

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Date based on span of years for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Notation ... more