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Theater Research at the Library of Congress

Prints & Photographs Division

Ripple Bros., photographer. [Theater]. 1864. Stereograph Cards. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division holds a wealth of materials for theater researchers. Find some of these materials online, including architectural photographs, performance 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..