The Library of Congress is the de facto national library of the United States, and since it’s beginning in 1800, it has held some of the nation’s most priceless books, documents, and after the civil war, photographs. Possessing 142 million items that stretch over 650 miles of bookshelves, it is the world’s largest library. One of my favorite things about the Library of Congress is that they have a Flickr account where they post archived photographs from their collection of 14 million images on a weekly basis. You can access this resource here.
Day Laborers picking cotton near Clarksville, Mississippi, November 1939
Chicago, Illinois: In the waiting room of Union Station, January 1943
Work Horses near Junction City, Kansas, circa 1942 or 1943
Eleanore Wilson (Mrs. W.G. McAdoo) [in wedding dress], circa 1910-1915