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2015_DC_LOC_Apostles29DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Apostle's Edition of Saint John's Bible
The Apostle's Edition of the Saint John's Bible:
For the new millennium, Saint John's University and Abbey in Minnesota commissioned an illuminated, handwritten Bible, the first of its kind since Gutenberg printed the Bible in 1454.
This contemporary Bible is at once old and new: a masterpiece of the...
2017_DC_LOC_JMW37DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Art of Etching: Masterpieces by James McNeill Whistler
2018_DC_LOC_16thSt20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
2016_DC_LOC_Diff_Shapes18DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Books in Different Shapes
Books with Different Shapes
Many special format books are used as a learning tool in diverse countries and languages, such as the Japanese cloth book on display, Good Morning. "Pop-up" books are usually three-dimensional or movable books, first created in the 13th century by Benedictine monks....
2005_DC_LOC_BFG3DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Bound for Glory: America in Color
Bound for Glory: America in Color
September 8–January 21, 2006
Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information (FSA/OWI). Comprised of seventy digital prints made from...
2017_DC_LOC_BFG_WWI20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): British, French, German Artists View the First World War
2018_DC_LOC_Rudolph18DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Century of Architect Paul M. Rudolph
2018_DC_LOC_Comics16DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Comics Yesterday / Comics Today
2017_DC_LOC_Cooking25DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Cooking...
2015_DC_LOC_Engaging22DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Engaging Nature
Engaging Nature:
Expeditions headed by topographical engineer and future politician John C. Fremont (1813-1890) in the 1840s helped open the American Far West to pioneer new residents. Laborers of many nationalities went seeking work. Investors sought wealth through railroads and natural resources,...
2015_DC_LOC_Veterans19DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Faces of the Veterans History Project
2017_DC_LOC_Feminist27DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Feminist Music
2017_DC_LOC_CivilLib39DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Fight for Civil Liberties During World War I
2018_DC_LOC_Douglass31DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Frederick Douglass Bicentennial
February 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, touted by Abraham Lincoln as "the most meritous man in the United States." After escaping from slavery, Douglass risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer and writer. In 1847 he founded the North...
2018_12_27D4_LOC_Wonderful26DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): It's a Wonderful Life (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_LOC_JFK33DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): JFK Manuscripts
2015_DC_LOC_JrFellows16DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Junior Fellows Program
A variety of exhibit cases from the Junior Fellows Program
2018_DC_LOC_L2L21DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Letter to Lyrics (Hamilton)
2017_DC_LOC_Luther17DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Martin Luther
2018_DC_LOC_Frankenstein21DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
2019_02_06B2_LOC_NAACP21DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): NAACP The Fight for Freedom (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_LOC_Parks29DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Parks
Three cases of park history.
2016_DC_LOC_Poet_Laureate19DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Poetry on High: 80 Years of Poets Laureate
Poetry on High: 80 Years of Poets Laureate
The US Poet Laureate serves as the nation's official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans. During his or her term, the Poet Laureate seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry.
The...
2016_DC_LOC_Elections20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Presidential Elections Through the Years
2015_DC_LOC_Parks30DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Rosa Parks
2014_DC_LOC_Shakespeare17DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Shakespeare's 450th
Happy 450th Birthday William Shakespeare (1564-2014)!
To celebrate, select items from the Library of Congress's diverse collections show just a few of the ways artists have illustrated Shakespeare's plays and characters over hundreds of years. A reduced facsimile edition of the First Folio shows Martin...
2015_DC_LOC_SPX31DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Small Press Expo Collection
2018_DC_LOC_Geppi52DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts
Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts
The Library of Congress has a new display of select items from the Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts from Nov. 6, 2018, through Feb. 11, 2019
The Library of Congress announced in May that collector and entrepreneur Stephen A....
2017_DC_LOC_Eisner22DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): William Eisner
2014_DC_LOC_YRC21DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Agile): Young Readers Center (YRC)
2017_DC_LOC_AwesomeC7DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Coolidge): Library of Awesome
Library to Celebrate the World of Comics
The Library of Congress is gearing up for a super summer treat celebrating the role of comics and graphic novels in promoting literacy, as collectibles, in the arts, advertising, sociology, popular culture and history. Making a variety of collection items more...
2017_DC_LOC_ScoresC17DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Coolidge): Movie Scores
2019_05_02B_LOC_Mozart12DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Coolidge): Mozart, Sonata for Violin and Piano, K. 379 (1781)
This was a piece hand-written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, part of the collection at the LOC. Most of us were just wowed to see it. (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_06B1_LOC_Action120DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Art in Action: Herb Block and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times
Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times
January 31 - August 17, 2019

This exhibition was inspired by original drawings created for distribution in newspapers by Herbert L. Block (1909–2001), who won three Pulitzer Prizes and became known simply as "Herblock." His artistic... (Partially reviewed)
2006_DC_LOC_Art64DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Cartoon America
The following description of the exhibit is from http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cartoonamerica/

James Arthur Wood, Jr., began collecting original cartoon art as a childhood hobby. In his teens, Wood honed his drawing skills by copying the styles and characters of his favorite cartoonists. He began...
2007_DC_LOC_Art101DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Cartoon America
The following description of the exhibit is from http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/cartoonamerica/

James Arthur Wood, Jr., began collecting original cartoon art as a childhood hobby. In his teens, Wood honed his drawing skills by copying the styles and characters of his favorite cartoonists. He began...
2012_DC_LOC_Earth22DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment
Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment
September 22, 2012–March 23, 2013
Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the EnvironmentEnvironmental issues affect everyone on planet Earth—the quality of the water and food we consume, the air we breathe, and the parks we...
2017_DC_LOC_Drawn2Purpose78DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Drawn To Purpose
Drawn To Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists
November 18, 2017 - October 20, 2018

Features the rich collections of the Library of Congress and brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning....
2018_DC_LOC_Drawn2Purpose100DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Drawn To Purpose
I went through the public comment book to see what people might have drawn. Barbara Dale's drawing is still winner and champion!
2013_DC_LOC_Gibson54DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Gibson Girl's America
“The Gibson Girl’s America: Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson” Exhibition Opens at Library of Congress on March 30

In the 1890s, illustrator Charles Dana Gibson created the "Gibson Girl," a vibrant, new feminine ideal—a young woman who pursued higher education, romance, marriage, physical well-being...
2015_DC_LOC_Pointing152DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues
Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues
March 21, 2015–March 19, 2016
Editorial cartoonists, like all Americans, do not always agree with one another. Issues on which the nation was particularly divided in the twentieth century—the question of U.S. intervention prior...
2016_DC_LOC_WWI46DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): World War I: American Artists View the Great War
World War I: American Artists View the Great War
May 7, 2016–May 6, 2017
Heeding the call from artist Charles Dana Gibson to “Draw ‘til it hurts,” hundreds of leading American artists galvanized public interest in the Great War (1914–1918). Although the United States participated as a direct combatant...
2017_DC_LOC_WWI50DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Graphic Arts): World War I: American Artists View the Great War
World War I: American Artists View the Great War
May 7, 2016–May 6, 2017
Heeding the call from artist Charles Dana Gibson to “Draw ‘til it hurts,” hundreds of leading American artists galvanized public interest in the Great War (1914–1918). Although the United States participated as a direct combatant...
2017_DC_LOC_Awesome68DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Mahogany Row): Library of Awesome
Library to Celebrate the World of Comics
The Library of Congress is gearing up for a super summer treat celebrating the role of comics and graphic novels in promoting literacy, as collectibles, in the arts, advertising, sociology, popular culture and history. Making a variety of collection items more...
2017_DC_LOC_Halloween93DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Mahogany Row): LOC Halloween: Chambers of Mystery
The Library of Congress is presenting a host of tricks and treats with an autumn pop-up exhibition that embodies seasonal traditions of fantasy and folklore. Making a variety of rarely seen collection items more accessible to the general public, “LOC Halloween: Chambers of Mystery” will show-and-tell...
2017_DC_LOC_Presidential76DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Mahogany Row): Presidential Inaugurations
Presidential Inaugurations
Jan. 23 to Feb. 4, 2017
Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address Will Be on View

A two-week display on inaugurations, at the Library of Congress, will feature presidential treasures—the handwritten speeches of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln—and...
2013_DC_LOC_Opera67DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): A Night at the Opera
“A Night at the Opera” Exhibition Opens at Library of Congress on Aug. 15
The grandeur of opera—its unforgettable music, stellar performers, and lavish scenery and costumes—has transfixed audiences for more than 400 years. The Library of Congress will celebrate the majestic art form with "A Night at...
2017_DC_LOC_Baseball55DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): Baseball’s Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game
“Baseball’s Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game” Exhibit Opens Feb. 9

Long before the speakers at Wrigley Field blasted Steve Goodman’s “Go, Cubs, Go” after each triumphant Cubs game and long before players approached the batter’s box with their signature walk-up songs, music and baseball...
2015_DC_LOC_Chamber_Music53DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
Chamber Music: The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
August 13, 2015—January 23, 2016
In 1925 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (1864–1953) established the Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress, an unprecedented gift that ensured her support for contemporary music would continue for many...
2013_DC_LOC_Kaye60DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids from Brooklyn
Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine: Two Kids from Brooklyn
February 14–July 27, 2013
This exhibition explores the many talents of the powerful entertainment duo Danny Kaye (1911–1987) and Sylvia Fine (1913–1991), both raised in Brooklyn, New York. Kaye’s career as an entertainer spanned six decades and...
2015_DC_LOC_Illusion62DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design
Grand Illusion: The Art of Theatrical Design
February 12–July 25, 2015
Grand Illusion: The Art of the Theatrical Design journeys from the Baroque courts of Europe to the Broadway stages of the United States. The exhibit draws from collections that document virtually all genres of theater: ballet,...
2011_DC_LOC_Lucy43DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): I Love Lucy: An American Legend
I Love Lucy: An American Legend
August 4, 2011–January 28, 2012
In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the show's debut, the Library of Congress presents I Love Lucy: An American Legend. This exhibition explores the show's history through the Ball and Arnaz family scrapbooks as well as...
2016_DC_LOC_Jazz_Singers58DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): Jazz Singers
Jazz Singers
February 11–July 23, 2016
What is a jazz singer? The answer can be as varied as the practitioners of the art form. This exhibit offers perspectives on the art of vocal jazz from the 1920s to the present. Drawn largely from the Library of Congress Music Division’s collections, including...
2016_DC_LOC_OperaB440DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit (Performing Arts): #Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955
#Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955
August 11, 2016–January 21, 2017
The Charles Jahant Collection in the Library of Congress Music Division contains nearly 2,000 photographs of opera singers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, many of which are inscribed to him. Jahant began...
2016_DC_LOC_America_Reads91DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: America Reads
America Reads
June 16–December 31, 2016
Knowing that opinions can be as varied as the number of people you ask, we urged the public to name "other books that shaped America" and to tell us which of the eighty-eight core books on our list were most important to them. That survey forms the basis of this...
2018_DC_LOC_Baseball219DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Baseball Americana
Baseball Americana
June 29, 2018–Summer 2019
Americans had been playing baseball long before they agreed on the rules or even settled on how to spell it.
Base-Ball (1787)
base-ball (1799)
base ball (1818)
Base Ball (1845)
baseball (1899)
They didn't always call it baseball either—in some...
2014_DC_LOC_Bibles5DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Bible Collection
Library of Congress Bible Collection
The Giant Bible of Mainz and the Gutenberg Bibles are on view in the East Corridor on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building. The Bibles are surrounded by six murals collectively referred to as The Evolution of the Book.
These murals depict the process of...
2015_DC_LOC_Bibles11DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Bible Collection
Library of Congress Bible Collection
Ongoing exhibition, opened April 11, 2008.
In the Great Hall of the Library of Congress, two monumental Bibles face each other as if in dialogue: one, the Giant Bible of Mainz, signifies the end of the handwritten book—and the other, the Gutenberg Bible, marks the...
2018_DC_LOC_Bibles17DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Bible Collection
They set up new cases for the bibles.
2005_DC_LOC_BHope8DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Bob Hope and American Variety
Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the 1920s. Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a "foreigner" in America. Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy...
2006_DC_LOC_BHope4DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Bob Hope and American Variety
Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the 1920s. Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a "foreigner" in America. Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy...
2009_DC_LOC_BHope8DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Bob Hope and American Variety
Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the 1920s. Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as a "foreigner" in America. Throughout his extraordinary professional career of nearly seventy...
2018_DC_LOC_Cherry_Posters36DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Cherry Blossom Festival Posters
2017_DC_LOC_DJustice141DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration
Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration
April 27–October 28, 2017
Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration showcases the Library’s extensive collections of original art by talented artists hired by both newspapers and television to capture the personal dynamics of legal trials....
2017_DC_LOC_Echoes561DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Echoes of the Great War
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I 
April 4, 2017–January 2019
Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it— both at home and abroad. The exhibition considers the debates and struggles that...
2015_DC_LOC_Exploring57DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Exploring the Early Americas
Exploring the Early Americas
Ongoing exhibition, opened December 12, 2007.
Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. It provides insight into...
2018_DC_LOC_Exploring16DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Exploring the Early Americas
2015_DC_LOC_Bay_Psalm51DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing
First Among Many: The Bay Psalm Book and Early Moments in American Printing
June 4, 2015–January 2, 2016
In 1640, less than two years after landing in Massachusetts Bay, Stephen Daye printed The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated into English Metre, known as the Bay Psalm Book, the first...
2011_DC_LOC_Herblock22DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2011)
Herblock Looks at 1961: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons
Exhibition dates: September 10, 2011–March 16, 2012
For many Americans, the tensions of 1961—conflicts between East and West, the use of nuclear weapons and traditional warfare, political battles between conservatives and liberals, and...
2012_DC_LOC_Herblock20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2012)
Herblock Looks at 1962: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons, Part II
Exhibition dates: September 22, 2012–March 23, 2013
In 1962, the second year of his presidency, John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) used his executive authority to impose economic and social change in the United States. He fought...
2013_DC_LOC_Herblock21DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2013)
Herblock Looks at 1963: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons, Part I
Exhibition dates: March 30, 2013–September 14, 2013
In 1963, during the third and final year of his presidency, John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) faced repeated opposition to his legislative initiatives. Republicans rebuffed his calls for...
2014_DC_LOC_Herblock21DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2014)
Herblock Looks at 1964: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons, Part I
Exhibition dates: April 5, 2014–September 13, 2014
During the first year of his presidency, Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973) made the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 a priority, honoring slain President John F. Kennedy’s...
2015_DC_LOC_Herblock77DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2015)
Herblock Looks at 1965: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons, Part II
Exhibition dates: September 26, 2015–March 19, 2016
After winning a landslide victory in the 1964 presidential election, Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973) promoted legislation that improved education, medical care, retirement...
2016_DC_LOC_Herblock44DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2016)
Herblock Looks at 1966: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons, Part II
Exhibition dates: September 17, 2016–March 11, 2017
During the second year of the presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908–1973) Herblock drew cartoons that raised an alarm about developments in Vietnam and its impact on domestic...
2017_DC_LOC_Herblock43DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2017)
Herblock Looks at 1967: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons, Part I
Exhibition dates: March 18, 2017–September 9, 2017
In 1967, during the third year of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s (1908–1973) administration, Herblock drew some of his most powerful cartoons on issues about which he cared deeply....
2018_DC_LOC_Herblock54DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2018)
Herblock Looks at 1968: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons
Currently on exhibit: March 17–September 8, 2018
In 1968, during the fourth and final year of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s administration, Herblock focused on the presidential election. Having called attention to Richard M. Nixon’s...
2019_05_02A_LOC_Herblock53DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Herblock Gallery (2019)
Herblock Looks at 1969: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons
Currently on exhibit: March 23, 2019–September 7, 2019

Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) became the thirty-seventh president of the United States in 1969. Herblock had been a persistent critic of Nixon since 1948, starting with the... (Partially reviewed)
2009_DC_LOC_Gershwin15DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin
Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin
December 11, 2008–Ongoing
Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide...
2017_DC_LOC_Gershwin83DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin
2010_DC_LOC_BHope19DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
Ongoing exhibition, opened June 11, 2010.
Bob Hope, who entertainment historian and critic Leonard Maltin declared “may be the most popular entertainer in the history of Western civilization,” was arguably the nation's best-loved topical humorist...
2017_DC_LOC_BHope127DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
2014_DC_LOC_Magna115DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor
Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor
November 6, 2014–January 19, 2015
This exhibition commemorates the 800th anniversary of the creation of Magna Carta, the charter of liberties that England’s King John granted to his barons in 1215 in order to halt their rebellion and restore their allegiance to his throne....
2016_DC_LOC_Mapping36DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood
Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood
Ongoing exhibition, open September 1, 2016
Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important...
2018_DC_LOC_Mapping32DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Mapping a Growing Nation: Southeastern States / Midwestern States
They keep rotating items.
2014_DC_LOC_Mapping20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Mapping A New Nation
Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784
On September 3, 1783, American and British representatives signed the Treaty of Paris that formally concluded the American Revolution and recognized the United States as an independent nation. In March 1784, only six months later, Abel...
2017_DC_LOC_Hamlisch10DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Marvin Hamlisch PEGOT display
2011_DC_LOC_Swann74DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Swann Gallery
March 18, 2011–Ongoing
The exhibition reveals the power of cartoons to illuminate both human nature and history as well as provoke laughter and reflection. The diverse selection of images on display here represents the fascinating world of caricatures, political cartoons, comics, animation art, graphic...
2016_DC_LOC_Swann38DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Swann Gallery
March 18, 2011–Ongoing
The exhibition reveals the power of cartoons to illuminate both human nature and history as well as provoke laughter and reflection. The diverse selection of images on display here represents the fascinating world of caricatures, political cartoons, comics, animation art, graphic...
2014_DC_LOC_TJLib9DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: Thomas Jefferson’s Library
Thomas Jefferson’s Library
“I cannot live without books.” Thomas Jefferson, June 10, 1815
Throughout his life, books were vital to Thomas Jefferson’s education and well being. His books provided Jefferson with a broader knowledge of the contemporary and ancient worlds than many of his contemporaries...
2017_DC_LOC_War_Garden21DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit: World War I Victory Gardens
2014_DC_LOC_CRA1964240DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit:The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom
September 10, 2014–January 2, 2016
This exhibition, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had...
2015_DC_LOC_CRA196429DC -- Library of Congress -- Exhibit:The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom
The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom
September 10, 2014–January 2, 2016
This exhibition, which commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, explores the events that shaped the civil rights movement, as well as the far-reaching impact the act had...
1997_DC_LOC_Ext2DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
1999_DC_LOC_Ext3DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2004_DC_LOC_Ext6DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2005_DC_LOC_Ext12DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2006_DC_LOC_Ext20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2008_DC_LOC_Ext39DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2009_DC_LOC_Ext67DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2011_DC_LOC_Ext1DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2012_DC_LOC_Ext20DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2013_DC_LOC_Ext1DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2014_DC_LOC_Ext2DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2017_DC_LOC_Ext40DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
I never noticed the male statues in the fountain before -- two were totally naked and one had a figleaf. Also shown is the new Toni Morrison bench.
2018_DC_LOC_Ext2DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images
2019_04_06B3_LOC_Ext3DC -- Library of Congress -- Exterior Images (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_LOC_PPD78DC -- Library of Congress -- Prints and Photographs Division pieces
2015_DC_LOC_European21DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: 2nd Floor European Reading Room
2008_DC_LOC_Asian14DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Asian Reading Room (1st Floor)
2017_DC_LOC_Asian24DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Asian Reading Room (1st Floor)
2017_DC_LOC_CRR28DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Congressional Reading Room (1st Floor)
2014_DC_LOC_Coolidge2DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Coolidge Auditorium (Ground floor)
2017_DC_LOC_Coolidge3DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Coolidge Auditorium (Ground floor)
2015_DC_LOC_Hispanic21DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Hispanic Reading Room (2nd Floor)
2016_DC_LOC_Ceremonial55DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Librarian's Ceremonial Office (1st Floor)
October 10, 2016
Library of Congress Ceremonial Office Opened for Public Viewing
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced that the historic and architecturally beautiful Ceremonial Office in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building will be open to the public. Previously, the room was visited...
2005_DC_LOC_Mahogany1DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Mahogany Row (1st Floor, by Kluge Center)
2008_DC_LOC_Mahogany18DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Mahogany Row (1st Floor, by Kluge Center)
2009_DC_LOC_Mahogany27DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Mahogany Row (1st Floor, by Kluge Center)
2015_DC_LOC_Mahogany17DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Mahogany Row (1st Floor, by Kluge Center)
2017_DC_LOC_Mahogany48DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Mahogany Row (1st Floor, by Kluge Center)
1997_DC_LOC_MRR1DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
1999_DC_LOC_MRR1DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2002_DC_LOC_MRR2DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2004_DC_LOC_MRR10DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2005_DC_LOC_MRR1DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2007_DC_LOC_MRR4DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2008_DC_LOC_MRR80DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
They don't allow public visitors into the main reading room very often and they allow photography even less often. One time they did it for was the "Experience" opening.
2009_DC_LOC_MRR161DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
They don't allow public visitors into the main reading room very often and they allow photography even less often. Today was an open house though so...
2010_DC_LOC_MRR221DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
They open the Main Reading Room for pictures twice a year -- President's Day and Columbus Day. I went both times this year so these pictures might get redundant.
2011_DC_LOC_MRR37DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2012_DC_LOC_MRR34DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
Wide-angle lens time.
2013_DC_LOC_MRR34DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2017_DC_LOC_MRR14DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself)
2019_02_06C2_LOC_MRR29DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Main Reading Room (room itself) (Partially reviewed)
2016_DC_LOC_Members16DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Members' Room (1st Floor)
2017_DC_LOC_Members34DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Members' Room (1st Floor)
1997_DC_LOC_NWCorner2DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Northwest Corner (Maps) Art (2nd Floor)
2006_DC_LOC_NWCorner9DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Northwest Corner (Maps) Art (2nd Floor)
2015_DC_LOC_NWCorner15DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Northwest Corner (Maps) Art (2nd Floor)
2018_DC_LOC_NWCorner17DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Northwest Corner (Maps) Art (2nd Floor)
1997_DC_LOC_NWGal1DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Northwest Gallery (Early Americas) Art (2nd Floor)
2015_DC_LOC_NWGal14DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Northwest Gallery (Early Americas) Art (2nd Floor)
2014_DC_LOC_SWCorner18DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Southwest Corner (TJeff Library Room) Art (2nd Floor)
2015_DC_LOC_SWGal7DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Southwest Gallery (2nd Floor)
2017_DC_LOC_SWGal26DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Southwest Gallery (2nd Floor)
2019_02_06C1_LOC_GH50DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: The Great Hall (Partially reviewed)
2018_12_27D3_LOC_GHX47DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
This year, the tree wasn't in the Great Hall. They had to place it one floor above because putting it in the Great Hall conflicted with Paul Ryan's farewell event. Pictures also include the wreaths set up by some of the shops downstairs. (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_LOC_Whittall25DC -- Library of Congress -- Room: Whittall Pavilion (Ground Floor)
1997_DC_LOC_GH8DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
1999_DC_LOC_GH9DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2002_DC_LOC_GH12DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2004_DC_LOC_GH16DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2005_DC_LOC_GH23DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2006_DC_LOC_GH33DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2007_DC_LOC_GH30DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2008_DC_LOC_GH30DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2009_DC_LOC_GH133DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2010_DC_LOC_GH110DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2011_DC_LOC_GH52DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2012_DC_LOC_GH39DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2013_DC_LOC_GH14DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2014_DC_LOC_GH3DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2016_DC_LOC_GH90DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2017_DC_LOC_GH47DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall
2005_DC_LOC_GHX6DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2006_DC_LOC_GHX8DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2011_DC_LOC_GHX12DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2014_DC_LOC_GHX18DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2015_DC_LOC_GHX12DC -- Library of Congress -- The Great Hall -- Holiday Display
2017_DC_LOC_Tunnel13DC -- Library of Congress -- Tunnel work
They removed the book conveyor belt system between the Madison and Jefferson buildings.
2018_12_27D5_LOC_Tunnel20DC -- Library of Congress -- Tunnels (Partially reviewed)
2019_02_25B2_LOC_Tunnel2DC -- Library of Congress -- Tunnels
I ran into WaPo-alumni Neely Tucker downstairs. (Partially reviewed)
2017_DC_LOCVw2DC -- Library of Congress -- Views from...
2018_DC_LOCVw11DC -- Library of Congress -- Views from...
The view from the Prints and Photographs section overlooks the residential section of DC.
2015_DC_LOC_Adams98DC -- Library of Congress John Adams Bldg
2013_DC_LOC_Madison27DC -- Library of Congress Madison Bldg
2015_DC_LOC_Madison10DC -- Library of Congress Madison Bldg
2017_DC_LOC_MadisonVw8DC -- Library of Congress Madison Bldg -- Views from...
2015_DC_LOC2DC -- Library of Congress (a couple of images I couldn't figure a location for)


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_05_01A1_Lincoln_RoomD201DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Lincoln Room Dedication
Dedication of the Lincoln Room in the Capitol. A unanimous House Resolution set aside the former mail room of the original House of Representatives chamber to honor Congressman Abraham Lincoln. This room was just a few feet behind Lincoln's desk on the House floor in what is now Statuary Hall. Linc... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_05A1_Literary_HillBF363DC -- Literary Hill BookFest (2019) @ Eastern Market
Come meet our friendly authors and partake in the vibrant literary culture of Capitol Hill. With all different genres and styles represented -- from children's books to poetry, from nonfiction to mystery and romance -- there's something for everyone.... Author folks here pretty much in sequence: Co... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_27D_Underfoot123DC -- Awesome Con DC (2019) -- Underfoot Graphic Novel Launch Party
You're invited to THE UNDERFOOT Launch Party! Hosted by Emily S. Whitten, Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Thom Zahler Come celebrate The Underfoot, a new original graphic novel series from Lion Forge Comics, with Co-Creators Emily S. Whitten & Ben Fisher, Artist Michelle Nguyen, & Letterer Thom Zah... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C3_DaviesR145DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Reception
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Folks here include: Michael Cavna, Mark Shields, Joe Sutliff, Eric Shansby, Clarence Page, Lisa Page, Matt Davies, Matt Wuerker, Clay Jo... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C1_DaviesP117DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Presentation
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Matt Davies Newsday Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Rob... (Partially reviewed)


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