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

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

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

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The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skyscraper

The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skys...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 33-story building was developed by Cousins Properties from November 2001 to December 2003. It was the first high- rise building t... More

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

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

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

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

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

Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. This stain glass in Neiman Marcus on Union Square, was once in The City of Paris store. The architectural centerpiece of the building is the original rotu... More

Pops Route 66 Restaurant and gift shop, Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops Route 66 Restaurant and gift shop, Arcadia, Oklahoma

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

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal Building, New York, New York

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal B...

Artist: Theodore Roszak, 1970. Bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photogr... More

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

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

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

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

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Classical Revival style building built in 1925, 14th and G St., NW, Wa...

Formerly the National Bank of Washington which was the oldest bank in Washington, D.C. It closed around 1999 when it was taken over by the FDIC. It was designed by Alfred C. Bossom and Jules-Henri de Sibour. Pl... More

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette Univer...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisco...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Stained-glass window in the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette Univer...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small Arizona city that became one of sprawling Phoenix's many suburbs. The city far predates Phoenix; it was the site of 15th-Century Indian canals and, four centuries later, was one of several western communities founded by Mormon settlers

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The city far predates Phoenix; it was the site of 15th-Century Indian canals and, four centuries later, was one of several western com... More

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Mission San Juan Capistrano was a Spanish mission in Southern California, located in present-day San Juan Capistrano. It was founded on All Saints Day Nov... More

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Mil...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Sanctuary of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Mil...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

Altar of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Altar of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel at Marquette University in Milwauk...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. It was dedicated to Joan of Arc in 1966 after it had been moved from its previous location on Long Island, New York. It was originally... More

National Memorial Baptist Church, on the corner of Columbia Rd. and 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

National Memorial Baptist Church, on the corner of Columbia Rd. and 15...

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

1333 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

1333 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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

Jewish Community Center, 16th St. near intersection with Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Jewish Community Center, 16th St. near intersection with Q St., NW, Wa...

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

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

The musicians in the "Dueling Pianos Road Show" perform in the mile-long, mainly 16th Street pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

The musicians in the "Dueling Pianos Road Show" perform in the mile-lo...

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

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW,...

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

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., NW, Washington, D.C.

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., ...

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

The Elizabeth II, a representative 16th-century sailing vessel in Festival Park in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks, a 200-mile-long string of barrier islands and Splits off the coast that locals like to call the "OBX"

The Elizabeth II, a representative 16th-century sailing vessel in Fest...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Musician Donavon Cline and his adoring dog Boston in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

Musician Donavon Cline and his adoring dog Boston in the mile-long 16t...

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

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Mexican Cultural Institute, located on 16th St., near intersection with Harvard St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Mexican Cultural Institute, located on 16th St., near intersection wit...

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

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C...

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

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Church of Christ, 16th St. near the intersection with Decatur St., NW,...

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

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Apartment buildings, 16th St. near intersection with W St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Apartment buildings, 16th St. near intersection with W St., NW, Washin...

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

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., NW, Washington, D.C.

Trinity AME Zion Church, 16th St. near intersection with Meridan Pl., ...

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

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

Shanice, Royal, and Marquita Harris the caricatures just completed by sketch artist Ben Bloss in the mile-long 16th Street pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado. Marquita Harris also holds the sketch of her younger daughter, Shanice

Shanice, Royal, and Marquita Harris the caricatures just completed by ...

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

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 16th St. at intersection with P St., NW, Washington, D.C

Carnegie Institution of Washington, 16th St. at intersection with P St...

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

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

The U.S. (regular army) 16th Infantry Regiment monument at the Chickamauga portion of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

The U.S. (regular army) 16th Infantry Regiment monument at the Chickam...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. In November 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, Tennessee, a railroad hub known as the "Gateway to t... More

Street characters in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado. (Free city buses, horse-drawn jitneys, and bicycles, and an occasional individual horse, are allowed)

Street characters in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall ...

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

Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 16th St. near intersection with Park Road, NW, Washington, D.C.

Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 16th St. near intersection...

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

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

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

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

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mimes Joseph A. Temple (the "strangler") and Mikki Weber (the "stranglee") emote in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

Mimes Joseph A. Temple (the "strangler") and Mikki Weber (the "strangl...

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

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Chess meets modern art in Denver, Colorado's, 16th Street Pedestrian Mall

Chess meets modern art in Denver, Colorado's, 16th Street Pedestrian M...

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

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargos Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Buildings, 16th St., near intersection with P St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Buildings, 16th St., near intersection with P St., NW, Washington, D.C...

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

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C...

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

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Royal, Ca'lea, and Marquita Harris smile while caricaturist Ben Bloss proceeds with his sketches of them as well as an an older Harris daughter, Shanice, not shown, in the mile-long 16th Street pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

Royal, Ca'lea, and Marquita Harris smile while caricaturist Ben Bloss ...

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

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

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

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

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, 5400 block of 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C...

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

The creator of this image, photographer Carol M. Highsmith, enjoys a moment on stage at a remarkable theater in what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

The creator of this image, photographer Carol M. Highsmith, enjoys a m...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

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

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

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

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

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

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

The Huguenot Church, also called the French Huguenot Church or the French Protestant Church, a Gothic Revival church in Charleston, South Carolina

The Huguenot Church, also called the French Huguenot Church or the Fre...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The only independent Huguenot church in the United States, it was built in 1844 and designed by architect Edward Brickell White. Prote... More

Row houses, 16th near Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Row houses, 16th near Q St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama

The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church was organized in 1873 as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham. In 1880, the church came to this site on 16th Street and 6th Avenue North. During the Civil Rights Mo... More

Mimes Joseph A. Temple (upright) and Mikki Weber emote in the mile-long 16th Street mainly pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

Mimes Joseph A. Temple (upright) and Mikki Weber emote in the mile-lon...

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

Cemetery at the Huguenot Church, also called the French Huguenot Church or the French Protestant Church, a Gothic Revival church in Charleston, South Carolina

Cemetery at the Huguenot Church, also called the French Huguenot Churc...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The only independent Huguenot church in the United States, it was built in 1844 and designed by architect Edward Brickell White. Prote... More

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 80 years of productions in 2017 in Manteo, a community on Roanoke Island in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Scene from "The Lost Colony," a historical outdoor drama that marked 8...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The play describes the late 16th-century attempt to establish a permanent English settlement, founded by Sir Walter Raleigh, in North ... More

A young Spiderman, alias Ryan Emerson Alvizo, cavorts in the mile-long 16th Street pedestrian mall in downtown Denver, Colorado

A young Spiderman, alias Ryan Emerson Alvizo, cavorts in the mile-long...

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

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely a ghost town: Death Valley Junction, just outside Death Valley National Park in Inyo County, California

Mural at Amargosa Opera House, a remarkable image from what is largely...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The community, once a dusty mining, railroad, and mill town, was known as Amargosa, after the desert valley that surrounds it. A recreation hall at the no... More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Ridge Parkway - Miniature Furniture

Blue Ridge Parkway - Miniature Furniture

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Jake Cress' 18th-century style miniature furniture pieces will please young and old alike. Location: (36.987° N 80.357° W) Status: Pub... More

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

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

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

Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway - Beautiful 18th Century Home in Centreville

Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway - Beautiful 18th Century Home in Centr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Lovely example of the restored homes that can be seen from the byway. Status: Public domain. Digital Photographs Relating to America's Byways

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

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

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

Room interior at Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, New Hampshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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