The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. Since 1994 it has made digitized versions of collection materials available online, concentrating on its most rare collections and those unavailable anywhere else - all available under an open license. Visit The Library of Congress Digital Collections site OUR CONTENT FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

The Westinghouse Works (1904)

A selection of fascinating films form the LIbrary of Congress’ Westinghouse Works Collection which contains 21 films depicting various views of the Westinghouse com…more

The Cynic’s Word Book (1906)

A satirical dictionary written by American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce (1842-ca.1914), a man whose savage wit apparently earned him the nickname “Bitter Bi…more

Napoleon at St Helena (1855)

An illustrated compilation of “interesting anecdotes and and remarkable conversations of the Emperor”, Napoléon Bonaparte, during his time on Saint Helena, the isl…more

Hopi Drawings of Kachinas (1903)

Drawings of various Hopi kachinas created mainly by a 30 year old Hopi man named Kutcahanauu or White-Bear, hired in 1903 by the American anthropologist Jesse Walte…more

Jack and the Beanstalk (1902)

A short adaptation in nine scenes from the Edison Manufacturing Company of the popular fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk”, directed by George S. Fleming and Edwin S…more

Leaving the Opera in the Year 2000

A 19th-century vision of leaving the opera in the year 2000 – a print created in 1882 by the French illustrator, caricaturist, novelist, and all around futurologist…more

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