Drawings from 1750 to 1970. Includes eye-witness sketches from the US Civil War plus topographical views, bank note vignettes, portraits, and courtroom sketches. Russian drawings show areas of China in the 1800s.
Paintings, cartoon illustrations, and photographs showing working people, American industry, and political situations. Art work by social realists, women, African Americans, and Mexicans is well represented.
Design sketches for stained glass windows, murals, mosaics, furnishings, metalwork, and interior architecture. The drawings feature striking watercolors created from the 1860s to the 1990s, primarily for churches, synagogues, and other sacred spaces.
Views of Europe, the Middle East, and North America, 1890s through the 1910s. Created by the Photoglob Company in Zürich, Switzerland, and the Detroit Publishing Company in Michigan.The richly colored images look like photographs but are actually ink-based photolithographs.
Images showing an estimated 1,700 structures and sites in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, plus some in Florida, Mississippi, and West Virginia, all by Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952).
Documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan area in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including exteriors and interiors of commercial, residential, and government buildings, plus street scenes.