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New York City at night, ca. 1935.

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The Still Picture Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) preserves and services a collection of more than 5 million photographs, many thousands of which deal with the American city. The selection of photographs listed in this publication depicts the city. its development, and its people and their way of life from the early 19th century to recent times. They were selected for their aesthetic quality and historical relevance to the development of urban America and are classified under the following headings: Artists' Conceptions of 19th-Century Cities, Skylines and Streets, City Life, Urban Transportation, The City in Turmoil, and 20th-Century Art Reflecting Urban Themes. Some items are photographic copies of works of art. The dates and mediums of the originals and the names of the artists are given whenever it has been possible to determine them. This information is followed by the identification number in italics. Under the first heading photographs are arranged alphabetically by name of city; under all other headings photographs are arranged chronologically. Asterisks denote items available in color. An index by city follows the list.

To order individual prints, negatives, or slides, write to the Still Pictures Reference for a current pricelist. Many photographs relating to the American city are not included in this list. Separate inquires about them should be as specific as possible, including names, dates, places, and other details.

This select picture list was prepared by Nancy E. Malan.


1. "Albany, from Van-Unsselaens lsland." Engraving from The History and Topography of the United States of North America by John Howard Hinton (Boston, 1846). 30-N-36-322. (american_cities_001.jpg)

2. "Battle Monument, Baltimore." Engraving from American Scenery by Nathaniel Parker Willis, illustrated by W. II. Bartlett (London, 1838). 30-N-38-816. (american_cities_002.jpg)

3. "View of the Water Celebration, on Boston Common, October 25th 1848." Lithograph by P. Hyman and David Bigelow. 208-PR40E43. (american_cities_003.jpg)

4. "Brooklyn Heights, Opposite the City of New York." Engraving from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion (Boston, 1854). 30-N-33-63. (american_cities_004.jpg)

5. "Burlington, Vt., 1858. From the Lake." Lithograph. Endicott and Company, New York. 208-PR-10E-12. (american_cities_005.jpg)

6. "Chicago, Looking North from State and Washington Streets." Lithograph from Pictorial History of Chicago (Chicago, 1930). 30-N-35-34. (american_cities_006.jpg)

7. "Cincinnati, Ohio." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (July 1883). 30N-31-714. (american_cities_007.jpg)

8. "Fort Pierre [S. Dak.] and the Adjacent Prairie" by Karl Bodmer. Lithograph from Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834 by Maximilian, Prince of Wied (London, 1838-43). 111-SC-92851. (american_cities_008.jpg)

9. "lndependence-Courthouse-Missouri." Engraving from The United States Illustrated by Charles A. Dana (New York, 1855). 30-N-32-283. (american_cities_009.jpg)

10. "Key West," ca. 1856. Lithograph. Chandler and Company, Boston. 30-N-48-1063. (american_cities_010.jpg)

11. "View of Main Street, Louisville, in 1846." Engraving from History of Kentucky by Richard H. Collins (1874). 30-N-45-2749. (american_cities_011.jpg)

12. "View of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin. Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Menona, 1855." Lithograph. C. Curriers, New York. 208-PR-1OE-14. (american_cities_012.jpg)

13. "New London [Conn.] in 1813." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (Dec. 1863). 30-N-31-665. (american_cities_013.jpg)

14. "Panoramic View of New Orleans-Federal Fleet at Anchor in the River," ca. 1862. Illustration from Campfires and Battlefields by Rossiter, Johnson, et al. (New York, 1894). 111-BA-1921. (american_cities_014.jpg)

15. "View in Wall Street from Corner of Broad." New York. Engraving from Thirty Years'Progress of the United States (Hartford, Conn.,1867). 3O-N-48-15O. - (american_cities_015.jpg)

16. "East View of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and part of Camden, New Jersey," ca. 1836. Lithograph. A. Koliner, Philadelphia. 208-PR-10E-6. (american_cities_016.jpg)

17. "Pittsburgh in 1790." Engraving from Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States by Henry R. Schoolcraft (Philadelphia, 1854). 30-N-35-86. (american_cities_017.jpg)

18. "Sacramento-City in California~" Engraving frnm The United States Illustrated by Charles A. Dana (New York, 1855). 30-N-32-272. (american_cities_018.jpg)

19. "Public Square, St. Augustine." Lithograph from The History and Antiquities of the City of Saint Augustine, Florida (New York, 1858). 30-N-48-1154. (american_cities_019.jpg)

20. "Salt Lake City in 1850." Engraving from American Pictures Drawn with Pen and lnk by Samuel Manning (London. 1876). 30-N-32-455. (american_cities_020.jpg)

21. "San Francisco." Engraving from The United States Illustrated by Charles A. Dana (New York, 1855). 30-N-32-282. (american_cities_021.jpg)

22. "La Ciudad de Santa Fe." Engraving frnm "Report of Lt. J. W. Abert of his Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-1847." S. Ex. Doc. 23, 30th Cong., 1st sess. Series 506. 111-SC-89562. (american_cities_022.jpg)

23. "Seattle, Washington Territory." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (Sept. 1870). 30-N-31-684. (american_cities_023.jpg)

24. "Newspaper Row, Washington, D.C." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (Jan. 1874). 30-N-31-629. (american_cities_024.jpg)


25. Georgetown. Washington, DC, ca. 1862. Mathew Brady collection. Overview of the C & 0 Canal. Aqueduct Bridge at right, and unfinished Capitol dome in the distant background. 111-B-5422. (american_cities_025.jpg)

26. Governor's Island, New York Harbor, ca. 1864. Mathew Brady collection. Grassy shore of the island, a partially submerged barge in the harbor, and sailing ships and city buildings in the background. 111-B-3480. (american_cities_026.jpg)

27. Nashville, Tenn., from the statehouse, 1864. Photograph by George N. Barnard. Mathew Brady collection. The statehouse portico guarded by artillery in the foreground. 111-B-4670. (american_cities_027.jpg)

28. Chattanooga, Tenn. in time of war. Soldiers' tents and supply wagons beside the city building. 1864. Mathew Brady collection. 111-B-7042. (american_cities_028.jpg)

29. Store-lined street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1869. Photograph by William H. Jackson. 57-HS-811. (american_cities_029.jpg)

30. Panorama of Helena, Mont., in 1870. Photograph by William H. Jackson. 57-HS-40. (american_cities_030.jpg)

31. The weatherbeaten wharves between Piety and Desire Streets, New Orleans, La., August 1881. Group of men seated on the wharves, store-lined street in the background. 233-NO-23. (american_cities_031.jpg)

32. Oyster fleet in Baltimore Harbor, Md., ca. 1885. Ships' masts dominate the foreground; buildings, horse-drawn wagons, and carts visible through them. 22-CE-178. (american_cities_032.jpg)

33. Panorama of Portland, Oreg., in 1890. Mount Hood in the background. 111-SC-85698. (american_cities_033.jpg)

34. Airshaft of a dumbbell tenement, New York City, taken from the roof, ca. 1900. 196-GS-14. (american_cities_034.jpg)

35. Hundreds of wooden barrels covering the docks at the resin yards, Savannah, Ga., 1903. 95-G-40877. (american_cities_035.jpg)

36. The Saint Louis, Mo., waterfront crowded with steamboats at the start of President William H. Taft's inspection trip down the Mississippi River, Oct. 1909. 77-H-10580P-4. (american_cities_036.jpg)

37. An Indian enclave in Albuquerque, N. Mex. Primitive shelters with modern city street behind. 1912. 95-G-91031. (american_cities_037.jpg)

38. Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., looking toward the Capitol from the Treasury Building. The Hotel Occidental advertises rooms with bath for $2 and up and modern Cadillac automobiles for rent for $3 per hour. ca. 1915. 66-G-23L-239. (american_cities_038.jpg)

39. Horse-drawn wagons line the narrow street in front of New Orleans' French Market, Jan. 1915. 83-G-3121. (american_cities_039.jpg)

40. Looking west on South Water Street, Chicago, crowded with horse-drawn wagons and motor trucks filled with produce for market, Apr. 1915. 83-G-3716. (american_cities_040.jpg)

41. Rows of laundry outside a New York City apartment house. Posters below advertise coming attractions at the Roosevelt and Apollo Theaters. 1935. 208-PR-3F-9. (american_cities_041.jpg)

42. Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, in winter, from the air. The Cuyahoga River winds through the flats. Dec. 1937. 18-AA-73-2. (american_cities_042.jpg)

43. Aerial view of San Antonio. Tex., and the surrounding plains, Dec. 1939. 18-AA-95-19. (american_cities_043.jpg)

44. Unattended pushcart advertising "frankfurts" with sauerkraut or onions, ice-cold soft drinks, and pies for 5 cents on a rain-soaked wharf, New York City, ca. 1939. 208-EX-236-44. (american_cities_044.jpg)

45. Rows of frame houses in a hilly area of Pittsburgh, with the smoke-shrouded city in the background, ca. 1940. 59-HP-85-10. (american_cities_045.jpg)

46. Mounds of coal, catwalks, and barges at the Milwaukee Western Fuel Company coal docks, Dec. 1942. 208-PR-27B-1. (american_cities_046.jpg)

47. Aerial view of the tip of Manhattan looking like a miniature city, ca. 1942. 30-N-42-1864. (american_cities_047.jpg)

48. Crude-oil pipe stills, rundown tanks, and "Cat Crackers" at the Baton Rouge Esso Refinery, ca. 1945. Photograph by Edwin Rosskam. 208-L0-14F-2. (american_cities_048.jpg)

49. San Francisco's cable cars climbing the Powell Street hill, ca 1945. 208-PR-25T-15. (american_cities_049.jpg)

50. The maze of livestock pens and walkways at Chicago's stockyards, ca. 1947. 306-FS-304-47. (american_cities_050.jpg)

51. The lion statues at the New York Public Library, with a mantle of snow during the record December 1948 snowfall. 306-NT-609K-20. (american_cities_051.jpg)

52. The rain-swept Boston Fish Pier, crowded with fish carts, fishing boats, and workmen, ca. 1950. 306-PS-51-17518. (american_cities_052.jpg)

53. The sprawling lights of Los Angeles and the surrounding area seen from Inspiration Point, Mount Lowe, ca. 1950. 306-NT-950X-18. (american_cities_053.jpg)

53A. New York City at night, ca. 1935. 3O6-NT-l74.352C (american_cities_053a.jpg)


54. Frederick's Photographic Temple of Art, New York City, ca. 1850. Original in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. 208-PR-4K-1. (american_cities_054.jpg)

55. Bearded Irish clam diggers and a matronly companion on a wharf in Boston, 1882. 22-CF-428. (american_cities_055.jpg)

56. Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. The South Portico of the White House, Washington, D.C., in the background. 77-RP-7347-4. (american_cities_056.jpg)

57. A military parade down the main street of Phoenix, Ariz., ca. 1888. 48-RST-4B-15. (american_cities_057.jpg)

58. Man with a derby hat stands atop a mound of oyster shells outside the C. H. Pearson & Company oyster cannery, Baltimore. Workers bring wheel- barrows of shells from the factory to the heap. ca. 1890. 22-CE-172. (american_cities_058.jpg)

59. Boston's fisherman's wharf jammed with merchants and dock workers, ca. 1890. 22-CF-8. (american_cities_059.jpg)

60. Italian fishermen mending nets on a wharf in San Francisco Harbor, ca. 1891. 22-MDF-4. (american_cities_060.jpg)

61. Two officials of the New York City Tenement House Department inspect a cluttered basement living room, ca. 1900. 196-GS-32. (american_cities_061.jpg)

62. Residents in front of a dilapidated frame house in Kansas City, ca. 1900. 196-GS-490. (american_cities_062.jpg)

63. Children play ball in the street in front of typical housing with five rooms per family for $10 to $12 per month. San Francisco, ca. 1900. 196-GS-522. (american_cities_063.jpg)

64. Shoppers at the outdoor food market, 7th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.. Washington, D.C. View looking up 7th Street, ca. 1900. 66-G-23L-47. (american_cities_064.jpg)

65. Elegantly dressed New Yorkers on Fifth Avenue, Easter morning, 1906. 208-EX-237-1. (american_cities_065.jpg)

66. Three gentlemen pass the time on a park bench in San Jacinto Plaza, El Paso, Tex., 1906. 95-G-65764. (american_cities_066.jpg)

67. Treasury Department official, surrounded by packages of newly minted currency, counting and wrapping dollar bills. Washington, D.C., 1907. 121-BA-339A. (american_cities_067.jpg)

68. Pedestrians on the upper deck promenade of Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, ca. 1910. 306-NT-958A-4. (american_cities_068.jpg)

69. Stevedores on a New York dock loading barrels of corn syrup onto a barge on the Hudson River. Photograph by Lewis Hine, ca. 1912. 69-R-1K-35. (american_cities_069.jpg)

70. Women assembling dolls on a long worktable at the Shrenhat Toy Company, Philadelphia, Oct. 1912. 95-G-87763. (american_cities_070.jpg)

71. Architects at their drafting tables at the Treasury Department Building, Washington, D.C., 1912. 121-BA-209. (american_cities_071.jpg)

72. Young boy tending freshly stocked fruit and vegetable stand at Center Market. Washington, D.C., Feb. 18,1915. 83-G-21. (american_cities_072.jpg)

73. Group of employees and several small boys in the littered alley entrance to a Baltimore garment factory, 1921. 86-G-1Q-1. (american_cities_073.jpg)

74. Crowd of bathers on the Lake Michigan beach, Chicago, Ill., ca. 1925. 208-PP-20B-2. (american_cities_074.jpg)

75. First-nighters posing for the camera outside the Warners' Theater before the premiere of "Don Juan" with John Barrymore. New York, Aug. 6, 1926. 2O8-LU-28N-1. (american_cities_075.jpg)

76. Women shoppers at Mrs. Snyder's Candy Shop, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 1927. 86-G-10E-2. (american_cities_076.jpg)

77. Workmen hand-dipping candles at the Saint Louis Candle and Wax Company, St. Louis, Mo., 1927. 16-G-2294. (american_cities_077.jpg)

78. Ticker tape and confetti floating onto the motorcade carrying the crew of the Bremen, and the crowds assembled to greet them. Broadway, New York, 1928. 306-NT-958J-1. (american_cities_078.jpg)

79. Workman, perched on the end of a beam, bolting together the framework of the Empire State Building, New York City, 1930. Photograph by Lewis Hine. 69-RH-4K-1. (american_cities_079.jpg)

80. Black children playing leap frog in a Harlem street, ca. 1930. 3O6-NT-171.611c. (american_cities_080.jpg)

81. Refreshment stand in New York City where pineapple and orange nectar drinks are sold for 5 cents, July 1932. 3O6-NT- 172.539c. (american_cities_081.jpg)

82. Row of men at the New York City docks out of work during the depression. Photograph by Lewis Hine, 1934. 69-R-1L-3. (american_cities_082.jpg)

83. Civil Works Administration (CWA) workmen cleaning and painting the gold dome of the Denver Capitol, 1934. 306-NT-940K-1. (american_cities_083.jpg)

84. Religious statues, a calendar, and rubbish left behind in the second-floor front room of a vacated Brooklyn housing project, 172 Ten Eyck Street, May 13, 1935. 69-N-24762. (american_cities_084.jpg)

85. A full house, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann, Nov. 28, 1937. 306-NT-757D-1. (american_cities_085.jpg)

86. A huge vat of molten steel being poured into a mold at the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, Pittsburgh, May 1942. 208-PR-27B-2. (american_cities_086.jpg)

87. Mechanical crew at the Baton Rouge Esso Refinery in line for their pay checks. Photograph by Rosskam, Dec. 1943. 208-L0-14F-27. (american_cities_087.jpg)

88. Two oldtimers playing chess on a Central Park bench in New York City, May 1946. 306-NT-726C-11. (american_cities_088.jpg)

89. Mustachioed male (marble bust) focuses attention on nude female (life-size marble sculpture) in a storage room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 1946. 306-NT-694H-3. (american_cities_089.jpg)

90. Two street vendors taking time out for lunch at a makeshift table of wooden crates covered with newspaper. New York, Aug. 1946. 306-NT-958F-1. (american_cities_090.jpg)

91. Matronly visitor to the National Gallery Washington, D.C., scrutinizing Benvenuto Cellini's "Salt Cellar" on temporary exhibit, ca. 1947. 306-NT-694A-1. (american_cities_091.jpg)

92. A patron of "Sammy's Bowery Follies," a downtown bar, sleeping at his table while the resident cat laps at his beer. New York, Dec. 1947. 306-NT-945J-2. (american_cities_092.jpg)

93. Workmen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, uncrating "The Madonna of the Rosaries," a painting by Caravaggio on loan from the Austrian government, 1950. 306-NT-453A-9. (american_cities_093.jpg)

94. Workman operating an industrial loom strung with hundreds of wool threads at Chicago's Olsen Rug Company, ca. 1950. 208-PR-13X-1. (american_cities_094.jpg)

95. Four young members of the Madison Square Boy's Club rowing a boat in a rooftop pool, Manhattan skyscrapers in the background, Feb. 1950. 306-NT-953-2. (american_cities_095.jpg)


96. Poster circulated in Philadelphia in 1839 to discourage the coming of the railroad. It reads in part: "Philadelphians, your RIGHTS are being invaded! regardless of your interests or the LIVES OF YOUR LITTLE ONES. THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY with the assistance of other companies without a Charter, and in VIOLATION OF LAW as decreed by your Courts, are laying a LOCOMOTIVE RAILROAD! RALLY PEOPLE in the Majesty of your Strength and forbid THIS OUTRAGE!" 30-N-46-1957. (american_cities_096.jpg)

97. "Great Railway Station at Chicago-Departure of a Train." Platform crowded with departing passengers, including several Indians. Engraving, ca. 1880. 208-LU-39K-1. (american_cities_097.jpg)

98. "Terminal," by Alfred Steiglitz, 1892. Original lantern slide in the International Museum of Photography, New York. 208-PR-4K-2. (american_cities_098.jpg)

99. "A Typical Cable 'Accident' on Broadway." New York. A horse-drawn ambulance arrives on the scene where a man lies in the street after being hit by a cable car. Illustration from Leslie's Weekly, Aug. 29,1895. 30-N-49-1767. (american_cities_99.jpg)

100. Horse-drawn wagons and carriages, an electric trolley car, and pedestrians congest a cobblestone Philadelphia street in 1897. 30-N-36713. (american_cities_100.jpg)

101. Easter morning, 1900. New York City's Fifth Avenue bustling with horse-drawn traffic and two motor cars. 30-N-18827. (american_cities_101.jpg)

102. Traffic violator driving a 1900-vintage car being stopped by a policeman on a bicycle. New York City. 30-N-49-1481. (american_cities_102.jpg)

103. The Eighth Avenue trolley, New York City, shar- ing the street with horse-drawn produce wagon and an open automobile. Downtown, looking north. 1904. 306-NT-762F-3. (american_cities_103.jpg)

104. A Pittsburgh factory where limousine bodies are built from wood, Oct. 1912. 95-G-87758. (american_cities_104.jpg)

105. Policeman directing downtown Chicago traffic, ca. 1917. 59-HP-54-4. (american_cities_105.jpg)

106. Pickwick stages, counterparts of modern day buses, outside Union Station, Los Angeles, awaiting passengers bound for southern California, 1920. 30-N-20893. (american_cities_106.jpg)

107. City officials inspecting a subway car newly equipped with ventilating devices that operate while the car's windows are closed. New York City, 1933. 306-NT-671-1. (american_cities_107.jpg)

108. Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A. (american_cities_108.jpg)

109. Five steam locomotives, side by side, outbound from Chicago at dusk, ca. 1940. 208-PP-24J-7. (american_cities_109.jpg)

110. Rear view of an "Okie's" car, passing through Amarillo, Tex., on its way west, 1941. 145-AAA-7434. (american_cities_110.jpg)

111. The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca.1945. 306-FS-135-23. (american_cities_111.jpg)

112. New York City's Sixth Avenue elevated railway and the crowded street below, ca. 1940. 208-EX-236-12. (american_cities_112.jpg)

113. Aerial view of a complex of Long Island highways that provide access to New York City, ca. 1946. 59-HP-40-17. (american_cities_113.jpg)

114. Grandmother amusing her young companion in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Station, New York City, July 1947. 306-PS-49-14503. (american_cities_114.jpg)

115. "Walk," "Don't Walk," "No Right Turn," "Thru Only": a complicated traffic signal to uncomplicate Washington, D.C., traffic, 1949. 306-PS-49-2682. (american_cities_115.jpg)


116. "The Boston Massacre~" Engraving after the painting by Alonzo Chappel. 30-N-31-332. (american_cities_116.jpg)

117. "Capture of the City of Washington," August 1814. Engraving from The History of England by Paul de Rapin -Thoyras. 111-SC-96969. (american_cities_117.jpg)

118. The ruins of Mills House and nearby buildings, Charleston, S.C. A shell-damaged carriage and the remains of a brick chimney in the foreground. 1865. Photograph by George N. Barnard. 165-C-777. (american_cities_118.jpg)

119. Shells of the buildings of Richmond, Va., silhouetted against a dark sky after the destruction by Confederates, 1865. Mathew Brady collection. 111-B-112. (american_cities_119.jpg)

120. The ruins of San Francisco, still smoldering after the 1906 earthquake, taken from the tower of the Union Ferry Building. Market Street between Sacramento and Third Streets. 111-SC-95087. (american_cities_120.jpg)

121. Water Street and Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, under 20 inches of water during the flood of March 1907. 95-G-29158. (american_cities_121.jpg)

122. The burned-out Monticello Hotel, Norfolk, Va., and fire apparatus frosted with icicles. The New Year's Day 1918 fire was thought to be the work of enemy agents. 165-WW-158A-20. (american_cities_122.jpg)

123. Soldiers and sailors tearing up a flag carried by Socialists during their peace demonstration in Boston. 165-WW-158A-4. (american_cities_123.jpg)

124. Second Battalion of the IX Coast Artillery Corps demonstrating the hollow square formation used in the event of a street riot. Machinegunners in front row and troopers with rifles behind them control the street, with ranks on the sides of the square covering windows and roofs of nearby buildings. New York City, March 1918. 165-WW-l58A-2A. (american_cities_124.jpg)

125. The wreckage of Chicago's Federal Building after the explosion of a bomb allegedly planted by the International Workers of the World (lWW) as a reprisal for the sentencing of the union's leader, "Big Bill" Haywood, and 94 other members for seditious activities, 1918. 165-WW-l64B-7. (american_cities_125.jpg)

126. Detroit police inspecting equipment found in a clandestine underground brewery during the prohibition era. 306-NT-170.365c. (american_cities_126.jpg)

127. The Ku Klux Klan on parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Washington, D.C. The Capitol in the background. 1928. 306-NT-650-4. (american_cities_127.jpg)

128. Bullet-riddled taxi and the bodies of two gangsters in a New York City street after a gun battle with police, 1931. 306-NT-l68.0l3c. (american_cities_128.jpg)

129. Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone. The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed." February 1931. 306-NT-165.319c. (american_cities_129.jpg)

130. Shacks, put up by the Bonus Army on the Anacostia flats, Washington, D.C., burning after the battle with the military. The Capitol in the background. 1932. 111-SC-97532. (american_cities_130.jpg)

131. Saint Louis children and their parents behind a police line during their protest against transfer to a school open to black children, March 1933. 306-NT-l76.577c. (american_cities_131.jpg)

132. Confrontation between a policeman wielding a night stick and a striker during the San Francisco General Strike, 1934. 306-NT-94692. (american_cities_132.jpg)

133. Open battle between striking teamsters armed with pipes and the police in the streets of Minneapolis, June 1934. 306-NT-93410. (american_cities_133.jpg)

134. Mounted police clashing with strikers, one carrying an American flag, outside an electrical plant in Philadelphia, 1946. 306-NT-6036v. (american_cities_134.jpg)

135. A member of the United Financial Employees, on strike in 1948, heckling a businessman who crossed the picket line. New York. 306-NT-1363H-1. (american_cities_135.jpg)

136. Joseph Basile, hiding his face with his coat, under arrest in connection with the seizure of $25 million worth of narcotics. Chief of Detectives William T. Whalen standing near him with some of the confiscated drugs. New York City, Feb. 1949. 306-NT-1375-2. (american_cities_136.jpg)


137. Kansas City, Kansas* by Henry Tanner. Watercolor 10 x 14. 1897. 200-SAI-91-11. (american_cities_137.jpg)

138. Brooklyn Bridge by Joseph Stella. Oil. 84" x 76". ca. 1917-18. Original in Yale University Art Gallery. 208-PR-4DD-2. (american_cities_138.jpg)

139. Backyards, Greenwich Village by John Sloan. Oil. 26 x 32. 1914. Original in Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 208-PR-4R-3. (american_cities_139.jpg)

140. Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Avenue by John Sloan. Oil 30 x 40. 1928. Original in Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 208-PR-4R-4. (american_cities_140.jpg)

141. A City of Towers by Arthur Diggs. Oil? ca. 1929. 200-HN-DIG-4. (american_cities_141.jpg)

142. Bryant Square by John Marin. Oil on canvas. 21" x 26". 1932. Original in Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 208-PR-5E-1. (american_cities_142.jpg)

143. City at Evening by Lee Gatch. Oil on canvas. 18" x 25". 1933. Original in Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 306-PS-50-12505. (american_cities_143.jpg)

144. Atlanta landscape by Hale Woodruff. Oil. 1936. 200-HN-WO-1. (american_cities_144.jpg)

145. Douglass Square, Boston by Allan Crite. Oil. 20" x 24". 1936. 200-HN-CRI-15. (american_cities_145.jpg)

146. Power Plant, Harlem by Aaron Douglas. Oil. 1939. 20O-HN-DOU-8. (american_cities_146.jpg)

147. Baltimore* by Palmer Hayden. Watercolor. 200-HN-HAY(P)-6. (american_cities_147.jpg)

148. Basin Street* by Palmer Hayden. Oil. 200-HN-HAY(P)-7. (american_cities_148.jpg)

149. Brooklyn Bridge* by Warren L. Harris. Watercolor. 200-HN-HAR(W)-4. (american_cities_149.jpg)

150. Brownstones in Winter * by Ellis Wilson. Oil. 200-HN-WIL(E)-52. (american_cities_150.jpg)

151. Old Charleston Houses by Ellis Wilson. Oil. 200-HN-WiL(E)-35. (american_cities_151.jpg)

152. Park Street, Boston by Karl Zerbe. Encaustic on canvas 30 x 36. 1942. Original in Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 208-PR-4Z-1. (american_cities_152.jpg)

153. Morning Subway* by Joseph Delaney. Oil. 23" x 20". 1953. 200-SAI-20-3. (american_cities_153.jpg)

154. Crap Game* by Harold Dorsey. Oil. 18 x 24. 1954. 200-SAI-21-9. (american_cities_154.jpg)

155. Gathering Storm Over Philadelphia* by Louis B. Sloan. Oil. 39" x 49". 200-SAI-86-6. (american_cities_155.jpg)

156. The Arrival* by Benny Andrews. Oil and collage. 96" x 50". 1960. 200-SAI-1-17. (american_cities_156.jpg)

157. City Scape* by James Mathis. Oil. 1964. 200-SAI-59-14. (american_cities_157.jpg)

158. My Son, My Son* by Buford Evans. Oil. 36" x 48". 1968. 200-SAI-25-11. (american_cities_158.jpg)

159. The Great American Subway* by Mahler B. Ryder. Ink on paper. 24" x 17". 1969. 200-SAI-82-4. (american_cities_159.jpg)

160. Asunder (tenement Series)* by Shirley Bolton. Acrylic on canvas. 28" x 34". 1970. 200-SAI-11-9. (american_cities_160.jpg)

161. Renovation (Tenement Series)*by Shirley Bolton. Acrylic on masonite. 24" x 36". 1970. 200-SAI-1la-2. (american_cities_161.jpg)

162. Black and White Ghetto* by James Malone. Acrylic. 2 x 4. 200-SAI-58-15. (american_cities_162.jpg)

163. Carnival New Orleans* by Walter Williams. Oil. 24" x 30". 200-SAI-103-18. (american_cities_164.jpg)

164. Deserted Street* by Jessie Smith. Oil. 30" x 16". 200-SAI-87-9. (american_cities_164.jpg)

165. From New York to Jersey* by Yvonne Catchings. Oil. 24" x 36". 200-SAI-16-1. (american_cities_165.jpg)

166. Ghetto Children* by Jack Jordan. Watercolor. 200-SAI-48-18. (american_cities_166.jpg)

167. Ghetto Headlines* by James Malone. Collage. 24" x 24". 200-SAI-58-19. (american_cities_167.jpg)

168. Rooftop Virtuoso* by Hayward Oubre. Oil-resin. 34" x 26". 200-SAl-70-15. (american_cities_168.jpg)

169. Swing Low Ghetto Church* by James Malone. Oil. 5 x 2-1/2. 200-SAI-59-7. (american_cities_169.jpg)

170. White Ghetto* by James Malone. Acrylic. 2 x 4. 200-SAI-59-10. (american_cities_170.jpg)

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