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Penn Campus, 1910

Looking southwest from 33rd and Chestnut Streets, from the Landscape Development Plan (1977), prepared by Center for Environmental Design, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, p. 18.

Decorative Detail at Schloß Sanssouci, Potsdam, Germany

From the grounds of Frederick the Great's summer palace, Sanssouci in Potsdam, Germany.

View of Philadelphia from across the Delaware, 1768

An east prospect of the city of Philadelphia, taken by George Heap from the Jersey shore, under the direction of Nicholas Scull, surveyor general of the province of Pennsylvania. Engraved and published according to an act of Parliament by T. Jeffreys, near Charing Cross, 1768. National Archives (208-LU-25F-14).

British Soldiers Marching Past Penn

Shadow box featuring British soldiers marching past the University of Pennsylvania, Fourth Street campus during the Revolutionary War. University Memorabilia (Record No. 20060210003).

1963 March on Washington

1963 March on Washington by USIA photographer, 1963. National Archives (NWDNS-306-SSM-4C(35)4).

Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy

Photograph by Dean Ayres licensed through Creative Commons.

Church of the Resurrection in the Grove, Kostroma, Russia, 1910

Photograph by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. Russian churches featured exterior and interior decoration in the forms of mosaics, frescoes, and carvings, often in brilliant colors. The Church of the Resurrection in Kostroma in the northern part of European Russia was built in the 1650s and demonstrates the exuberant decoration of the exterior characteristic of its period. However, in spite of the dramatic exterior, the church is noted primarily for its interior wall paintings. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Prokudin-Gorskii Collection, (LC-DIG-ppmsc-03975) (48) Digital color rendering.

Stained Glass Design for Temple Emanu-el in Englewood, New Jersey

Design drawing by the J. & R. Lamb Studios for stained glass window for Temple Emanu-el in Englewood, New Jersey, 1962. The J. & R. Lamb Studios was founded in 1857 and is the oldest decorative arts firm in continuous operation in the United States. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Lamb Studios Archive (LC-DIG-ppmsca-10823).

"Cow Girls" at the Pendleton "Round Up," 1911

Marcell, M. B., photographer and copyright claimant. Photographic print, 1911. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-55782 through 84).

See America

Poster by Alexander Dux. [between 1936 and 1939]. The posters were designed to publicize exhibits, community activities, theatrical productions, and health and educational programs in seventeen states and the District of Columbia, with the strongest representation from California, Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The results of one of the first U.S. Government programs to support the arts. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZC4-4243).

New Yoshiwara (Shin-Yoshiwara)

Color woodblock print, ôban triptych, each 15 x 10 inches, by an unidentified artist, late nineteenth century. (From left to right) Shigeoka from Okamotoya house on Kyô Street; Sugatano from Ebiya house on Kyô Street; Hanamurasaki from Tamaya house on Edo Street. The Japanese art of Ukiyo-e developed in the city of Edo (now Tokyo) during the Tokugawa or Edo Period (1600-1868), a relatively peaceful 250 years during which the Tokugawa shoguns ruled Japan and made Edo the shogunal seat of power. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (104) (LC-USZC4-8464, 8465, 8466)

Charters of Freedom

One of two large-scale murals in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the U.S. National Archives Building in Washington D.C. created by Barry Faulkner in 1936. This scene depicts an idealized presentation of the Declaration of Independence. National Archives.

Africæ nova descriptio

Map of Africa by Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638); Scale ca. 1:40,000,000. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division (Call No. G8200 166- .B6 1960).

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