Photographs of geologic features and the natural environment of the American West, Alaska, and Mexico, most of which were created during government surveys and the expansion of railroads during the 1800s. There are also photographs collected and made by individuals who worked or traveled in the west. Depicted locales include Alaska, Arizona, Britis...
These records consist of master and duplicate photographs, slides and negatives, mostly of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (until 1983, Chesapeake Bay Center for Environmental Studies), Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, which were featured in the TORCH, Smithsonian Research R...
Photographs taken by Richard Wechsler during his travels in Senegal and Gambia, circa 1970.
Photographs taken by Lois Evans of Mbuti peoples in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1970s.
Photographs taken by Michael L. Yoffe in Botswana from 1975 through 1978 while working as the Export Marketing Advisor for the Botswanacraft Marketing Company in Gaborone, Botswana.
Photographs taken by Laurel Cooper in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1974.
Photographs taken by Warren Robbins during a research trip to Cameroon, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana in 1982.
Photographs depicting physical anthropology specimens. The images include a profile of the Lansing skull near a long bone, front and profile views of a skull, an Aztec mummy, and a mummified infant and cyst. All of the photographs have been stamped and dated by the Library of Congress Copyright Office.
Photographs depicting archeologists and Navajo archeological structures in and around the Navajo reservation. The photographs were made by various photographers including Don Fowler, David Brugge, and Richard Van Valkenburgh, and one photograph each by Maxwell Yazzie and Loren Bell.
Includes conversations with significant photographers and their experiences documenting historic events. Some of the material is associated with John Faber's book, "Great Moments in News Photography" (New York: T. Nelson, 1960). Includes Faber's interview with photographer Joe Rosenthal about his famed Iwo Jima photograph.