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

Double Exposures

A compilation of double exposures, an accidental phenomenon no longer possible with digital cameras. As well as the unintentional displayed here (though the first p…more

Skeleton Leaves (1873)

A series of elaborate “skeleton leaf” arrangements, from the photographic studios of John P. Soule which stood on Washington Street in Boston from 1861 to 1882….more

Decayed Daguerreotypes

A selection of images from the Library of Congress of decaying daguerreotypes whose photographic fixing was far from permanent – like the people they captured the i…more

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