The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division collections include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.
The Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-section of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and, in some cases, other units of the Library of Congress. The Library of Congress offers broad public access to these materials as a contribution to education and scholarship. The catalog provides access through group or item records to about 95% of the Division's 14 million items.
Below are some interesting collections to explore within the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.
- Cabinet of American Illustration
- Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon
- Documentary Drawings
- Marilyn Church Collection of Courtroom Art
- Petal from the Rose: Illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green
- American Beauties: Drawings from the Golden Age of Illustration
- The Gibson Girl’s America: Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson
- Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
- Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration