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Cartes de visite and cabinet card portraits

The Card de visites and cabinet card are mounted portrait photographs created by various photography studios and photographers from approximately 1880 to 1900.  The selections presented come from DC Public Library’s Card Mounted Photograph Collection and the National Rifles Scrapbook Collection and are some of the oldest images owned …

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Cartes de visite and cabinet card portraits

Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection

The Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection contains 108 political cartoons by the Pulitzer Prize-winning D.C. editorial cartoonist that were donated to the library by the artist’s daughter. Most of the cartoons are original drawings created by Berryman for publication in the Washington Evening Star from approximately 1900 to 1948.

 

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Clifford Berryman Cartoon Collection

Darrell C. Crain, Jr. Photograph Collection

The Dr. Darrell C. Crain, Jr. Photograph Collection documents historic events in Washington, D.C. and national and international travels of Dr. Crain spanning four decades from the 1940s to the 1980s. 

 

Native Washingtonian, lifelong resident of Washington, DC, and amateur photographer Dr. Darrell Clayton Crain, Jr. (1910-1995) …

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Darrell C. Crain, Jr. Photograph Collection

Joseph Owen Curtis Photograph Collection

The Joseph Owen Curtis Photograph Collection documents the culture, social life, and architecture of Southwest Washington, D.C. from the 1920s through the 1980s.

 

Amateur photographer and historian Joseph Owen Curtis was born in 1915 and lived in Southwest for most of his life. Curtis’ many images of streets, businesses, and …

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Joseph Owen Curtis Photograph Collection

Latino Youth Community History Project

The Latino Youth Community History Project documents the personal histories of members of the Latino community of Washington, D.C. through interviews conducted by high school students from that community from 1981 to 1982.

 

A group of Latino youth were trained in oral history techniques for interviewing, library research, and …

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Latino Youth Community History Project

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