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Bell Studio, Washington DC

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.

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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.

Field, Mrs. C.W

Field, Mrs. C.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

Barbor, Mrs. A.L

Barbor, Mrs. A.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 for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Helen, Sister nun

Helen, Sister nun

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

Manderson, Sen. C.F

Manderson, Sen. C.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. Gift... more

Two Moons & Am. Horse

Two Moons & Am. Horse

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. 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

Pruden, Mr

Pruden, 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. Gift; Ame... more

Turner, Hon. E.J

Turner, Hon. E.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. Nota... more

Davis, Hon. R.T

Davis, Hon. R.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. Nota... more

Richardson, Anshu

Richardson, Anshu

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

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

Johnson, Debbie

Johnson, Debbie

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

Morrison, N.W

Morrison, N.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

Gen. A. Baird

Gen. A. Baird

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. Rager

W.H. Rager

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

Stealey, Mr. O.O

Stealey, Mr. O.O

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

Wheeler, M.D

Wheeler, M.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

Grosvenor, Hon. C.H

Grosvenor, Hon. C.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

West End

West End

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

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

Hon. E.N. Morrill

Hon. E.N. Morrill

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. Edwi... more

Breckinridge, Hon. W.C.P

Breckinridge, Hon. W.C.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

Bellew, Kyrle

Bellew, Kyrle

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

Robinson. Gen

Robinson. Gen

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

Wheeler, M.D

Wheeler, M.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

Kilgore, Hon. C.B

Kilgore, Hon. C.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

Finn, G.W

Finn, G.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

Mattengly, Mr. W.F

Mattengly, Mr. W.F

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 person

Unidentified person

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

Faulkner, Hon. C.J

Faulkner, Hon. C.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. Nota... more

Rev. J.H. Turner

Rev. J.H. Turner

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

Riley, Prof

Riley, Prof

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

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

Barbor, Mrs. A.L

Barbor, Mrs. A.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 for C.M. Bell collection of glass negatives. Gift; Ame... more

Chandler, Judge

Chandler, 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

Miscellaneous pine cone and needles

Miscellaneous pine cone and needles

Title from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative; additional title information devised by Library staff. Date based on span of years of C.M. Bell Collection. Negative number assigned by Library. Gift... more

Anderson, Hon. G.A

Anderson, Hon. G.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

Nute, Hon. A

Nute, Hon. 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

Frey, Emile

Frey, Emile

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

Caldwell, A

Caldwell, A

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

Pindar, Hon. J.S. John Sigsbee

Pindar, Hon. J.S. John Sigsbee

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Full name of sitter from Congressional Biographical Directory. Date based on proba... more

Mrs. C. ...

Mrs. 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

Dubois, Hon. F.L

Dubois, Hon. F.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

Hon. Barnes Compton

Hon. Barnes Compton

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

Hon. E.H. Funston

Hon. E.H. Funston

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

White, Miss

White, Miss

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

Hall, Hon. B.J

Hall, Hon. B.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

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

Dr. Wyman

Dr. Wyman

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

Strait, Hon. H.B

Strait, 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

Hon. R.P. Richard Parks Bland

Hon. R.P. Richard Parks Bland

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Full name of sitter from Congressional Biographical Directory. Date based on proba... more

Barbour, Sen

Barbour, 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. Nota... more

Morgan, Hon. J.B

Morgan, Hon. J.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

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

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

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

Chipman, Hon. J.L

Chipman, Hon. J.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

Lewis, Hon. Clarke

Lewis, Hon. Clarke

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. Geo. Gray

Hon. Geo. Gray

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

Larner, Robt

Larner, 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

Martin, Hon. B.F

Martin, Hon. B.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. Gift... more

Hale, Hon. J.B

Hale, Hon. J.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

Nutting, Hon. N.W

Nutting, Hon. N.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

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

Miller, Mrs. W.H.H

Miller, Mrs. W.H.H

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

Folger, Hon. C.J

Folger, Hon. C.J

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

Harkins, Col. G.W

Harkins, Col. G.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

Unidentified person

Unidentified person

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

Ray, Hon. G.W. George Washington

Ray, Hon. G.W. George Washington

Title is unverified name of sitter or person who ordered the photograph, from handwritten label on negative sleeve or negative. Full name of sitter from Congressional Biographical Directory. Date based on proba... more

Bliss, Hon. A.H

Bliss, Hon. A.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

Brown, Hon. C.E

Brown, 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. Nota... more

Kinzer, J.D

Kinzer, J.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

Hon. H.J. Shooner

Hon. H.J. Shooner

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 group

Unidentified group

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

Burrows, Hon. J.C

Burrows, Hon. J.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. Nota... more

NO CAPTION

NO CAPTION

Date based on probable date range for negative numbers preceding LC-B5-35838. Gift; American Genetic Association, 1975. General information about the C.M. Bell Collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.... more

Toole, Hon. J.K

Toole, Hon. J.K

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

Donohue, R

Donohue, R

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

Thomas, W.W

Thomas, W.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

Parker, A

Parker, 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

Unidentified group

Unidentified group

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

Stewart, Hon. C

Stewart, Hon. 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

Blodgett, Hon. Rufus

Blodgett, Hon. Rufus

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 group

Unidentified group

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

Capt. R.W. Meade

Capt. R.W. Meade

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 group

Unidentified group

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

Taulbee, Hon. W.P

Taulbee, Hon. W.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

Gen. A. Baird

Gen. A. Baird

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

Gantz, Mrs. M.K

Gantz, Mrs. M.K

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

Laws, Hon. G.L

Laws, Hon. G.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

Cora Urquhart BrownPotter

Cora Urquhart BrownPotter

Photograph shows actress and socialite Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter (1857-1936) who married financier James Brown Potter. Title devised by Library staff. (Source: similar Bell negatives: LC-B5-32003A, LC-B5-3200B... more

Whitford

Whitford

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. E.C. Carleton

Hon. E.C. Carleton

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 dog and cat

Miscellaneous dog and cat

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

Munson, R.H

Munson, R.H

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