Have a question? Need assistance? Use our online form to ask a librarian for help.
The Prints and Photographs Division preserves substantial runs of the following illustrated and comic weeklies:
These pictorial publications contain a wealth of imagery reflecting social issues and attitudes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Many images that researchers or staff have requested for reproduction can be searched in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Records for images from the illustrated weeklies do not have their own separate category in the online catalog, but they can be searched by name or subject in combination with the title of the publication.
The Prints & Photographs Division's copies of the original volumes of the publications are not served in the reading room because of their fragility, although researchers can purchase quality copies of individual pages (cite date, volume and page when ordering copies through Library of Congress Duplication Services). To look for images for which no online record exists, onsite researchers can: