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Music for Silent Film: A Guide to Resources at the Library of Congress

Prints and Photographs Division

The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division holds a number of materials for researching music for silent film. Find some of these materials online, including architectural photographs of movie houses, instrument photographs, actor and performer photographs, artwork, and posters.

Search the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC), which allows users to search by keyword. Contact the Division directly with questions or for additional reference assistance.

About the Prints & Photographs Division

Unique in their scope and richness, the picture collections number more than 16 million images. These include photographs, historical prints, posters, cartoons, documentary drawings, fine prints, and architectural and engineering designs. While international in scope, the collections are particularly strong in materials documenting the history of the United States and the lives, interests, and achievements of the American people..