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Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives


Eight Portfolios from Part I

The exhibition is arranged chronologically. Interspersed are eight "portfolios" of talented photographers well represented in NARA's holdings. Click on the photograph for a publication-quality version and click on the eight featured photographers' names for a short biography.
Power house mechanic working 
on steam pump
Lewis Hine (1874-1940)
"Power house mechanic working on steam pump" 1920. Vintage print.
Records of the Work Projects Administration.
(69-RH-4L-2)
Farmer reading
his farm paper
George W. Ackerman (1884-1962)
"Farmer reading his farm paper" Coryell County, Texas, September 1931. 1998 print from the original negative.
Records of the Extension Service.
(33-SC-15754c)
Testing the subsurface
drilling with diamond drills
Walter Lubken (1881-1960)
Testing the subsurface-Drilling with diamond drills, Boise Irrigation Project, Idaho and Oregon, August 1910. 1998 print from the original glass plate negative.
Records of the Bureau of Reclamation.
(115-JC-384)
Young migratory mother, 
originally from Texas
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)
"Young migratory mother, originally from Texas" Edison, Kern County, California, April 11, 1940. 1998 print.
Records of the Bureau of Agriculture.
(83-G-41543)
Tired member of VF-17 pauses under the squadron scoreboard at Bouganville
Charles Fenno Jacobs (1904-1975)
"Tired member of VF-17 pauses under the squadron scoreboard at Bouganville" February 1944.
1998 print from the original negative.
General Records Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 Economics.
(80-G475093)
The Tetons--Snake River
Ansel Adams (19021984)
"The Tetons--Snake River" Wyoming, 1942. Vintage signed print.
Records of the National Park Service.
(79-AAG-1)
President Johnson awards a medal to a wounded 
U. S. serviceman in Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam
Yoichi Okamoto (19151985)
President Lyndon Johnson awards a medal to a wounded U.S. serviceman in Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam, October 26, 1966. 1998 print from the original negative.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.
(A3395-5)
Boy against a yellow platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in the Bedford-Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn in New York City
Danny Lyon (1942 )
"Boy against a yellow platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in the Bedford- Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn in New York City" New York, New York, July 1974. 1998 print from the original color slide.
Records of the Environmental Protection Agency.
(412-DA-13474)

Additional Exhibition Photos
The Sam McCall family of Wilcox County, Alabama.
M.A. Crosby
"The Sam McCall family of Wilcox County, Alabama" 1910. 1998 print from the original glass plate negative.
Records of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
(83-FA-5005)
Some of the colored men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action.
By an unknown photographer, 1919
"Some of the colored men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action." Left to right. Front row: Pvt. Ed Williams, Herbert Taylor, Pvt. Leon Fraitor, Pvt. Ralph Hawkins. Back Row: Sgt. H. D. Prinas, Sgt. Dan Strorms, Pvt. Joe Williams, Pvt. Alfred Hanley, and Cpl. T. W. Taylor. 1998 print.
Records of the War Department General and Special. Staffs.
(165-WW-127-8)
Women Rivet Heaters and Passers on
By an unknown photographer
"Women Rivet Heaters and Passers on" Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, May 29, 1919.
Records of the Women's Bureau.
(86-G-11F-7)
White Angel Breadline
Dorothea Lange
"White Angel Breadline" San Francisco, California, winter 1933-34. Vintage print.
Records of the Social Security Administration.
(47-GA-90-497)
Flag Making
Margaret Bourke-White
"Flag Making" Brooklyn, New York, July 24, 1940. Vintage print.
Northeast Region (New York), Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments.
Children and Sugar Beets
L. C. Harmon
"Children and Sugar Beets" Hall County, Nebraska, October 17, 1940. Vintage print.
Records of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture.
(16-G-159-AAA-6437W)
Starving inmate of Camp Gusen, Austria
T4c Sam Gilbert
"Starving inmate of Camp Gusen, Austria" May 12, 1945. 1998 digital print from the original negative.
Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer.
(111-SC-264918)
American servicemen and women gather in front of Rainbow Corner Red Cross club Paris to celebrate the unconditional surrender of the Japanese.
By an unknown photographer,
August 15, 1945

"American servicemen and women gather in front of "Rainbow Corner" Red Cross club in Paris to celebrate the unconditional surrender of the Japanese."
Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer.
(111-SC-210241)
Da Nang, Vietnam...A young Marine private waits on the beach during the Marine landing
By an unknown photographer, August 3, 1965
"Da Nang, Vietnam...A young Marine private waits on the beach during the Marine landing"
1998 print.
Records of the U. S. Marine Corps.
(127-W-A-185146)
Scenes of the Space Shuttle Challenger taken with a 70mm camera onboard the shuttle pallet satellite (SPAS-01).
By a Challenger crew member,
June 22, 1983

"Scenes of the Space Shuttle Challenger taken with a 70mm camera onboard the shuttle pallet satellite (SPAS-01)."
Records of the U.S. Information Agency.
(306-PSE-83-2622/cA)
President Reagan speaking at a rally for Senator Durenberger
Michael Evans, February 8, 1982
"President Reagan speaking at a rally for Senator Durenberger"
1998 print from the original color negative.
Ronald Reagan Library.
(C6289-25)
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