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Using Local and Family History Photographs to Tell the Stories of Your Ancestors

Digital Collections

The Library of Congress Digital Collections contain a wide variety of photographic materials. A selection of these resources is provided below with links to the home pages for each relevant archive. You can also explore the complete list to find even more and see the latest additions.

African American History

Business and Labor

Civil War


Japanese-American History

Locations (Buildings, Communities, Regions)

Native American History

Stereograph Cards