From the Debut Post on the Picture This Blog:
The Picture This blog invites you to share our love of pictures and the stories they can tell.
You’ll see special images that caught our eye and also learn about entire collections as we explore the vast holdings of the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress—more than 14.5 million photos, posters, cartoons, architectural designs, and historical and fine art prints. Examples of visual analysis will open windows into the research potential (and fun!) of looking closely at pictures. Alerts about upcoming exhibitions, public programs, and recent publications of the Library of Congress will shine a light on visual collections. Behind-the-scenes glimpses will show you how collections are prepared and made accessible. And of course, lots of links to the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog will point you towards more fascinating pictures.
The debut post also includes a photo taken in 1890 of photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston showing her new Kodak camera off to a group of children.
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