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Joseph Owen Curtis Photographic Collection

 Collection — external hard drive : DIG_00012
Identifier: P007
Scope and Contents The collection contains approximately 270 black and white prints and 83 slides, the majority of which depict the African-American community of the Southwest neighborhood of Washington, D.C., primarily from the 1920s through the 1970s. The photographs document a historic neighborhood that would be largely razed in the 1950s and 1960s, dramatically changing the landscape and population of the neighborhood. The photographs of streets, businesses, and buildings provide visual...
Dates: 1910 - 1989

District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development

 Collection
Identifier: 165
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 393 color and black and white photographs of DC Housing and Community Development construction projects throughout the District. Most images are of street or infrastructure projects. Of note are images of L’Enfant Plaza, playgrounds, and recreation center projects. The collection is arranged by the Department of Housing and Community Development project number.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1969 - 1983

Theodor Horydczak Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P005
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of black and white photographs of Washington, D.C. buildings, streets, and monuments taken by Theodor Horydczak. Photographs have been arranged by subject and are listed in alphabetical order.

Dates: 1920s-1950s

Hugh Miller Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P022
Content Description The collection consists of 443 glass plate negatives of various news related images generally taken around the mid-1920s. In the 1990s, Jerry McCoy, a Washingtingtoniana librarian and amateur photographer, made prints from the original negatives for researcher access. Eight of the negatives have no print and there is one print that has no negative. Writing on the rear of the prints is that of Washingtoniana volunteer Robert A. Trouex, however the text was directly taken from the original...
Dates: 1880 - 1938; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1930

National Park Service, National Capital Region Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P034
Scope and Content While the collection consists of images from nearly a century, the bulk of the photographs range from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s. Images document the people, activities, and sites that make up a part of the National Capital Parks. Highlights include houses that were demolished to make way for the C&O Canal Park, Work being performed by Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration personnel, World War II defense installations, Carter Barron Amphitheater, and flood...
Dates: 1863; 1900; 1921 - 1961

Nation’s Business Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: P006
Scope and Contents Photographs in this collection are images of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (D.C., Maryland and Virginia suburbs) from the photo morgue of Nation’s Business, a publication of the United States Chamber of Commerce. The collection provides visual documentation of the District’s well-known federal and commercial architecture, scenes from the Kennedy and Truman administrations, and other images from events and life in Washington, D.C. from the 1920s to the 1980s.Included in...
Dates: 1910 - 1981

Redevelopment Land Agency Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 166
Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 1,416 photographs of Redevelopment Land Agency (RLA) construction projects throughout Washington, D.C. Of note are the projects related to the Southwest Waterfront and the repaving operations throughout the city.

Dates: ca. 1975

Willard R. Ross Postcard Collection

 Collection — external hard drive : DIG_00001
Identifier: P031
Scope and Contents The Willard R. Ross Postcard Collection comprises original gelatin silver postcard prints, primarily of the streets and architecture of Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas. The collection consists largely of building and street views – churches, cemeteries, schools, businesses, and other public buildings are well represented – but also contains images of social organizations like the Wanderlusters, a co-ed hiking club. Ross assigned captions and non-unique numbers to most of his...
Dates: 1909-1931