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Remnants of a fresco showing Jesus on the Cross at Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion de Acuna, better known as simply "Mission Concepcion" today, is one of four surviving Spanish missions in San Antonio, Texas

Remnants of a fresco showing Jesus on the Cross at Mission Nuestra Sen...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This stone church was dedicated in 1755 and appears much as it did over two centuries ago. It stands as the oldest unrestored stone c... More

The Jefferson County Courthouse in Charles Town, West Virginia

The Jefferson County Courthouse in Charles Town, West Virginia

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Replacing a more modest structure that dated back to 1803, it was built in 1836 on land donated by George Washington's brother, Charle... More

Mural depicting Alabama history by Roderick McKenzie. State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

Mural depicting Alabama history by Roderick McKenzie. State Capitol, M...

The first Capitol building was built in 1847, and was destroyed by fire in 1849. The current State Capitol was built on the previous Capitol's foundations, and was completed in 1851. The building has grown over... More

State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

The first Capitol building was built in 1847, and was destroyed by fire in 1849. The current State Capitol was built on the previous Capitol's foundations, and was completed in 1851. The building has grown over... More

Stained glass windows, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Selma, Alabama

Stained glass windows, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Selma, Alabama

St. Paul's parish was established in 1838. The original sanctuary building was burned during the Battle of Selma. The current building, designed by the New York firm of Richard Upjohn, was completed in 1875. Th... More

Stained glass windows, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Selma, Alabama

Stained glass windows, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Selma, Alabama

St. Paul's parish was established in 1838. The original sanctuary building was burned during the Battle of Selma. The current building, designed by the New York firm of Richard Upjohn, was completed in 1875. Th... More

Tiffany stained glass windows, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Selma, Alabama

Tiffany stained glass windows, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Selma, Ala...

St. Paul's parish was established in 1838. The original sanctuary building was burned during the Battle of Selma. The current building, designed by the New York firm of Richard Upjohn, was completed in 1875. Th... More

A colorful illustration on a building in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

A colorful illustration on a building in the Stockyards District of Fo...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

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

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

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

Mural on the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California

Mural on the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California

Mural: Ghosts of Pantages Dedication, 1930. Created July-September 2000 by James Hamblin, Jim Piper, and Matthew Witmer. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace ... More

Mural "The Meaning of Social Security" by Ben Shahn located at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Mural "The Meaning of Social Security" by Ben Shahn located at the Wil...

Completed between the years 1939-1940, by architect Charles Z. Klauder. Architectural style is Stripped Classicism. Originally constructed as and called the Social Security Building, it was renamed in 1988 for ... More

Mural: "Education," by Millard Owen Sheets at the Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.

Mural: "Education," by Millard Owen Sheets at the Department of Interi...

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was a New Deal program established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 as a response to the high unemployment during the Great Depression. The program put people t... More

Mural showing Native Americans on horseback by artist Crumbo at the Interior Department Building, Washington, D.C.

Mural showing Native Americans on horseback by artist Crumbo at the In...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. The 7 story building is of steel frame construction, clad in granite and limestone. It consists of a north-south core which bisects... More

Sculpture "A rural free delivery mail carrier," by Gaetano Cecere at the Ariel Rios Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Sculpture "A rural free delivery mail carrier," by Gaetano Cecere at t...

Date: 1936; dimensions: 4' 1" x 2' 1" x 1'; material: aluminum. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photograp... More

Mural showing Native American woman by artist Velino Herrara at the Interior Department Building, Washington, D.C.

Mural showing Native American woman by artist Velino Herrara at the In...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. The 7 story building is of steel frame construction, clad in granite and limestone. It consists of a north-south core which bisects... More

Murals "Louisville Murals - Fox Hunting," by Frank Weathers Long at the Gene Snyder U.S. Courthouse & Custom House, Louisville, Kentucky

Murals "Louisville Murals - Fox Hunting," by Frank Weathers Long at th...

Date: 1937; dimensions: 3' 4" x 10' 4". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photog... More

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

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

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

Ben Shahn mural located at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Ben Shahn mural located at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washi...

Completed between the years 1939-1940, by architect Charles Z. Klauder. Architectural style is Stripped Classicism. Originally constructed as and called the Social Security Building, it was renamed in 1988 for ... More

A 1940s-vintage quonset building at the Porter Farm, also known as Walter C. Porter Farm, near Terrell in Kaufman County, Texas

A 1940s-vintage quonset building at the Porter Farm, also known as Wal...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The farm was the site of the first cooperative farm demonstration, organized by Dr. Seaman A. Knapp, a U.S. Department of Agriculture... More

Alaska's Marine Highway - Inside a WWII Tunnel

Alaska's Marine Highway - Inside a WWII Tunnel

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This tunnel in Unalaska's Dutch Harbor testifies of the region's part in World War II. Location: Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska Status... More

A faded mural on the wall of a building in Dallas, Texas, advertising the Texas and Pacific Railroad's passenger service to Saint Louis in what at the time was apparently the expeditious time of 23 hours

A faded mural on the wall of a building in Dallas, Texas, advertising ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This was a featured route for that railroad as early as 1872, though this advertisement probably dates to the 1930s or 1940s, when pa... More

What's left of an old jalopy in Weaverville, a popular tourist destination in the Whiskeytown-Shasta National Recreation Area, northwest of Redding, California

What's left of an old jalopy in Weaverville, a popular tourist destina...

Public domain photograph of rural California, dust bowl refugees, 1930s-1940s, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Art deco relief, one of many at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration and the Pan-American Exposition in 1937 in Dallas, Texas

Art deco relief, one of many at Fair Park, site of the 1936 Texas Cent...

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

A 1950s-vintage truck outside a general store in Jefferson, a town in Marion County in East Texas on whose main street almost every commercial building, and many nearby homes, have a historic marker

A 1950s-vintage truck outside a general store in Jefferson, a town in ...

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

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

Part of a carefully restored mural, "Railroad Transportation" by Carlo...

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

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

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

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

President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson, loved their piece of the Pedernales River, which winds through the property that Johnson purchased in 1951 from a widowed aunt. The ranch house on the land became the "Texas White House" during Johnson's presidency in the 1960s

President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird Johnson, loved the...

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

Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama

Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama

Kelly Ingram Park (formerly West Park) was a staging ground for civil rights demonstrations in the 1960s. It is located adjacent to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the 16th Street Baptist Church. Titl... More

Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery Zoo, Montgomery, Alabama

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

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

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

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

An old farm truck and a vintage school bus at Heritage Farm Museum and Village, in Harveytown, West Virginia, just south of downtown Huntington

An old farm truck and a vintage school bus at Heritage Farm Museum and...

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

Flooding - Eagle, Alaska, July 1, 2010 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino listens as Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director John Madden describes ongoing recovery efforts in Eagle, Alaska following devastating ice jams and floods in May 2009.  FEMA supported construction of the Village Public Safety Office seen in the background.  FEMA and Alaska officials toured the progress of recovery efforts one year on. FEMA/David Bibo

Flooding - Eagle, Alaska, July 1, 2010 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Ri...

The original database describes this as: Title: FEMA, State Officials Tour Eagle, Alaska Recovery Production Date: 07/01/2010 Caption: Eagle, Alaska, July 1, 2010 -- FEMA Deputy Administrator Richard Serino ... More

Great River Road - St. Francis National Forest

Great River Road - St. Francis National Forest

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The St. Francis National Forest is the smallest national forest in the country and includes the only upland hardwood forest along Arkans... More

Selma to Montgomery March Byway - Brown Chapel in Selma

Selma to Montgomery March Byway - Brown Chapel in Selma

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Edged in white, the red-brown stone of the twin towers of Brown Chapel stands out against a blue sky. Location: Selma, Alabama Status:... More

Alaska's Marine Highway - Unalaska's History and Scenery

Alaska's Marine Highway - Unalaska's History and Scenery

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The red and green roof of a Russian-Orthodox-style church brings a spot of color to the mountainous winter landscape in this Unalaska sc... More

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Minto Flats

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Minto Flats

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The mosaic of ponds, oxbows, stream channels, and various wetland and upland vegetation types in the Minto Flats Game Refuge provides ex... More

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Denali View South

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Denali View South

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The South Denali Wayside is one of the most popular stops on the George Parks Highway. Location: South Denali Wayside, Alaska Status: ... More

Talimena Scenic Drive - Pathway in the Woods

Talimena Scenic Drive - Pathway in the Woods

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Travelers can exercise their legs on this pathway in the forest. Location: Arkansas (34.685° N 94.364° W) Status: Public domain. Photo... More

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Broad Pass

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Broad Pass

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Travelers frequently stop in Broad Pass to admire the magnificent scenery. Location: Broad Pass, Alaska Status: Public domain. Photo b... More

Talladega Scenic Drive - Winding through the Talladega National Forest

Talladega Scenic Drive - Winding through the Talladega National Forest

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Long early morning shadows greet the visitor on the Talladega Scenic Drive through the Talladega National Forest. Location: Talladega N... More

Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Delta Cultural Center Exhibit

Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Delta Cultural Center Exhibit

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The blues music tradition of the Arkansas Delta is one of the many stories told at the Delta Cultural Center in Helena, a primary interp... More

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Trailhead to Gator Alley

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Trailhead to Gator Alley

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: A large white sign announces the start of Gator Alley, a nature and hiking path in Daphne, Alabama renowned for its alligator population... More

Glenn Highway - Palmer Depot with a Narrow Guage Locomotive

Glenn Highway - Palmer Depot with a Narrow Guage Locomotive

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Palmer is the heart of agriculture in Alaska. It is the home of the Alaska State Fair, giant vegetables, and beautiful gardens. Locatio... More

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Musicians at Ester Gold Complex

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Musicians at Ester Gold Comple...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Visitors can enjoy music and theater at the Ester Gold Complex. Location: Ester Gold Complex, Alaska Status: Public domain. Digital Ph... More

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Watching Wildlife at Audubon Bird Sanctuary on Dauphin Island

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Watching Wildlife at Audubon Bird Sanct...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Several men watch an alligator from the safe heights of a viewing platform at a inlet of Alligator Lake in the Audubon Bird Sanctuary on... More

Great River Road - That Bookstore in Blytheville

Great River Road - That Bookstore in Blytheville

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Reputedly one of John Grisham's favorite bookstores, this mid-American icon is also beloved of bibliophiles across the country. Locatio... More

Talimena Scenic Drive - Stone-Lined Path

Talimena Scenic Drive - Stone-Lined Path

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: This neatly stone-lined path near the Talimena Scenic Byway leads visitors to an overlook with interpretive kiosks. Location: Arkansas ... More

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset in Orange Beach

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Sightseeing Cruise at Sunset in Orange ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Wild bottlenose dolphins are a frequent but always thrilling sight on a sunset cruise from an Orange Beach marina. Location: Orange Bea... More

Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Delta Cultural Center

Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Delta Cultural Center

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The Delta Cultural Center, shown here, was established to preserve the legacy of the land and the people of the Mississippi Delta, throu... More

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Caribou in Denali National Park and Preserve

The George Parks Highway Scenic Byway - Caribou in Denali National Par...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Caribou are frequently seen in Denali National Park and Preserve. Location: Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska Status: Public d... More

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Lining Up a Shot at Gulf State Park

Alabama's Coastal Connection - Lining Up a Shot at Gulf State Park

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Two golfers contemplate their next putt on the golf course at Gulf State Park. Location: Gulf Shores, Alabama (30.271° N 87.662° W) St... More

Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Conference Center

Crowley's Ridge Parkway - Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Conference Cen...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: Hemingway wrote portions of his novel, , at this home in Piggott, Arkansas, now a visitor center of the Crowley's Ridge Parkway. Locati... More

Alaska's Marine Highway - False Pass Looking North

Alaska's Marine Highway - False Pass Looking North

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The community of False Pass lies in the shadow of massive snowy mountains. Location: False Pass, Alaska Status: Public domain. Digital... More

A replica Eiffel Tower with a Texas accent in Paris, Texas

A replica Eiffel Tower with a Texas accent in Paris, Texas

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. There's a Texas-sized story of rivalries behind it. Both Paris of Texas and Paris of Tennessee dedicated their Eiffel Tower replicas i... More

[Right panel of The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural by Robert Thomas, John Knowlton Jenna Morgenstein, Rich Perkins, Tory Michener and J.T. Schmidt, 1999. Located in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains]

[Right panel of The Ernest Kinney Teamster Family Mural by Robert Thom...

Mural information from Bishop Mural Society website, 2013. The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley s... 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

Carol M. Highsmith - Hampden Branch Library, Baltimore, Maryland

Carol M. Highsmith - Hampden Branch Library, Baltimore, Maryland

Opened to the public on July 2, 1900 as the seventh branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Robert Poole, a resident of Hampden, provided the funds for construction and the initial book collection. The architec... More

Courtroom at the Alton Lennon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wilmington, North Carolina

Courtroom at the Alton Lennon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Wi...

Built in 1919 by architect James A. Wetmore. The style is Neoclassical. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the p... More

Details from the "million dollar courthouse," the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse, Detroit Federal Building, Detroit, Michigan

Details from the "million dollar courthouse," the Theodore Levin Unite...

Courtroom is from the previous building built in 1896. It was disassembled and reassembled in the new building in 1932. It contains over 30 types of marble. Behind the bench is a frieze of 10 female figures dep... More

The Kunst House, built in 1900 in what is now the Julia-Ann Historic District of Parkersburg, West Virginia

The Kunst House, built in 1900 in what is now the Julia-Ann Historic D...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The designer of the house, William Howe Patton, placed a full-page ad illustrating this house, which was occupied, in part, by a denti... More

Winston E. Arnow U.S. Post Office and Court House, Pensacola, Florida

Winston E. Arnow U.S. Post Office and Court House, Pensacola, Florida

Built in 1938-1939 by architect Rudolph Stanley Brown. Designed in a simple Mission style. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from informatio... More

The Internal Revenue Service Building, located in the center of the Federal Triangle complex in Washington, D.C.

The Internal Revenue Service Building, located in the center of the Fe...

Built between 1928-1936 by architect Louis Simon. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit li... More

Texarkana U.S. Post Office and Federal Building

Texarkana U.S. Post Office and Federal Building

Built in 1933 and located on the State line between Texas and Arkansas. It is a courthouse for both states. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keyword... More

Exterior detail, Appraisers Building, San Francisco, California

Exterior detail, Appraisers Building, San Francisco, California

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Built in 1944 by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. Credi... More

Postal window detail, Alexander Pirnie Federal Building, Utica, New York

Postal window detail, Alexander Pirnie Federal Building, Utica, New Yo...

Built in 1929 by architect James A. Wetmore. Its simple classicisized detailing sets it apart from the many Victorican buildings in downtown Utica. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services... More

Escalator at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Escalator at the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building, Washington, D.C.

Completed between the years 1939-1940, by architect Charles Z. Klauder. Architectural style is Stripped Classicism. Originally constructed as and called the Social Security Building, it was renamed in 1988 for ... More

The 1906 S. P. Norton House, one of several fine houses designed by architect George S. Mooney in the Highland Park residential enclave of Wheeling, West Virginia. All its homes face a single street running to the nearby National Road through Wheeling

The 1906 S. P. Norton House, one of several fine houses designed by ar...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Pur... More

Exterior, U.S. Custom House, San Francisco, California

Exterior, U.S. Custom House, San Francisco, California

Beaux Arts building built in 1911 by architect Eames and Young. The street fronts are clad in ashlar granite from Raymond, California. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administrati... More

Light fixture at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse and Annex, London, Kentucky

Light fixture at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse and Annex, Londo...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. U.S. Courthouse built in 1910 by Architect James Knox Taylo... More

El Capitolio, Havana, Cuba - Drawing. Public domain image.

El Capitolio, Havana, Cuba - Drawing. Public domain image.

This beautiful room, once used when congress was in session, now sits empty and unused. The Havana Capitol was built from April 1, 1926-1929; the building cost 17 million pesos and is bigger than the U.S. Capit... More

Stained-glass details in the Hutzler Reading room located in Gilman Hall, on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, Maryland

Stained-glass details in the Hutzler Reading room located in Gilman Ha...

Located in Gilman Hall and designed by Douglas Thomas. Construction of Gilman Hall began in 1913, and the building was dedicated on May 21, 1915, and named for Daniel Coit Gilman, the first president of the uni... More

The Grave Creek mound, one of the most famous "moundbuilder" hillocks in the United States, in the city that took its name from it: Moundsville, West Virginia

The Grave Creek mound, one of the most famous "moundbuilder" hillocks ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The heart of the site is the largest of the Adena people's burial mounds. A massive undertaking, the effort required the movement of m... More

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the oldest free public libraries in the United States

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is one o...

Established in 1882 after a grant from philanthropist Enoch Pratt. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Co... More

Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Date built: 1909; architect: James Knox Taylor. Credit line... More

A portion of the ISG Weirton Steel operation, was once a fully integrated steel producer in Weirton, West Virginia, and one of the world's largest producers of tin plate products

A portion of the ISG Weirton Steel operation, was once a fully integra...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Founded by Ernest T. Weir in 1909 as Weirton Steel, the company later became part of the National Steel Corporation. In 1983, employee... More

Courtroom detail, Alexander Pirnie Federal Building, Utica, New York

Courtroom detail, Alexander Pirnie Federal Building, Utica, New York

Built in 1929 by architect James A. Wetmore. Its simple classicisized detailing sets it apart from the many Victorican buildings in downtown Utica. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services... More

Front facade, Appraisers Building, San Francisco, California

Front facade, Appraisers Building, San Francisco, California

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Built in 1944 by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood. Credi... More

C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building, Big Stone Gap, Virginia

C. Bascom Slemp Federal Building, Big Stone Gap, Virginia

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Date built: 1912; architect: James Knox Taylor. Credit line... More

The Virgil Highland House in Clarksburg, West Virginia's Quality Hill neighborhood, was completed in 1904

The Virgil Highland House in Clarksburg, West Virginia's Quality Hill ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Pur... More

A block of Main Street in Wheeling, West Virginia. In the foreground is the Victorina-style Eckhart House, built in 1892 by banker George W. Eckhart, Jr.

A block of Main Street in Wheeling, West Virginia. In the foreground i...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: West Virginia Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Pur... More

State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

State Capitol, Montgomery, Alabama

The first Capitol building was built in 1847, and was destroyed by fire in 1849. The current State Capitol was built on the previous Capitol's foundations, and was completed in 1851. Thebuilding has grown over ... More

Grille. Potter Stewart U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Cincinnati, Ohio

Grille. Potter Stewart U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Cincinnati, Oh...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Built in 1939 by architect/builder Louis A. Simon. Credit l... More

Carol M. Highsmith - Handley Library, Winchester, Virginia

Carol M. Highsmith - Handley Library, Winchester, Virginia

Judge John Handley of Scranton, Pa. left $250,000 to open this Public Library. Architects J. Stewart Barney and Henry Otis Chapman of New York designed the building in the Beaux-Arts style. The building opened ... More

Exterior details. The L. Richardson Preyer Federal Building and Court House in Greensboro, North Carolina

Exterior details. The L. Richardson Preyer Federal Building and Court ...

Designed in the art deco style by architects Murphy & Olmstead and built in 1933. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provide... More

Exterior detail, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Fargo, North Dakota

Exterior detail, Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Fargo, North Da...

Built in 1931 by architect James A. Wetmore. Originally designed as a U.S. Post Office on the main floor. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date, and subject ... More

Architectural detail at The Robert A. Grant Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, South Bend, Indiana

Architectural detail at The Robert A. Grant Federal Building & U.S. Co...

Built in 1933 by architectural firm Austin & Shambleau, the building served its original purpose for fifty years. In 1983, the U.S. Postal Service moved from the building into a new facility. Photographed as pa... More

Mural "Salt River Irrigation Project, Arizona," by Frank MacKenzie at the Department of Interior Building, Washington, D.C.

Mural "Salt River Irrigation Project, Arizona," by Frank MacKenzie at ...

Date: 1928; dimensions: 84" x 178 3/4"; medium: oil. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit... More

Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Date built: 1909; architect: James Knox Taylor. Credit line... More

Courtroom at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse and Annex, London, Kentucky

Courtroom at Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse and Annex, London, K...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. U.S. Courthouse built in 1910 by Architect James Knox Taylo... More

Mural "Ceremonial Shields & Bull's Head," by Stephen Mopope at the Department of Interior Building, Washington, D.C.

Mural "Ceremonial Shields & Bull's Head," by Stephen Mopope at the Dep...

Date: 1939; dimensions: 42" x 576". Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photograph... More

The Mississippi River Commission building, Vicksburg, Mississippi

The Mississippi River Commission building, Vicksburg, Mississippi

Built in 1894 by Architect William Freret. The style is Gothic Revival. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the p... More

Interior of the Hutzler Reading room located in Gilman Hall, on the Johns Hopkins University campus in Baltimore, Maryland

Interior of the Hutzler Reading room located in Gilman Hall, on the Jo...

Located in Gilman Hall and designed by Douglas Thomas. Construction of Gilman Hall began in 1913, and the building was dedicated on May 21, 1915, and named for Daniel Coit Gilman, the first president of the uni... More

The Spanish Colonial-style Plaza Theatre, built in 1927 as a movie house. It is now a performing-arts center in El Paso, Texas

The Spanish Colonial-style Plaza Theatre, built in 1927 as a movie hou...

Public domain photograph of theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Exterior detail, metalwork "The Mail Plane," U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Alexandria, Louisiana

Exterior detail, metalwork "The Mail Plane," U.S. Post Office and Cour...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Built in 1933 by architect Edward Neild. Art Deco style. Cr... More

Courtyard at the Hotel Mercure Sevilla located in Old Havana, Cuba

Courtyard at the Hotel Mercure Sevilla located in Old Havana, Cuba

One of Havana's oldest hotels built in the 1908 and had ties to the Italian-American mafia. Al Capone stayed at the Sevilla. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Th... More

Century Station Federal Building and Postal Station located in Raleigh, North Carolina

Century Station Federal Building and Postal Station located in Raleigh...

Built between 1874-1878 by architect Alfred B. Mullett. Additions were added between 1936-1938. The style is Second Empire. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, ... More

Exterior. Lawton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Lawton, Oklahoma

Exterior. Lawton Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Lawton, Oklahom...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Designed by Architect Oscar Wenderoth, the three-story, neo... More

The Small Parlor in the northeast corner of the first floor in the 1856 section of the Texas Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas

The Small Parlor in the northeast corner of the first floor in the 185...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Built in 1854, it was designed by prominent architect Abner Cook and has been the home of every Texas governor since 1856. Credit lin... More

Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Erie, Pennsylvania

Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse, Erie, Pennsylvania

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title, date and keywords from information provided by the photographer. Beaux Arts and Art Moderne design. Four buildings: Library... More

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