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Camilo José Vergara Photographs: Tracking Time to Document America's Post-Industrial Cities

Old NYC and More Themes

The galleries below illustrate some of the subjects that Camilo Vergara has covered over the past five decades of documenting major metropolitan areas across the United States. To search for a specific subject covered by Vergara, enter "Vergara" followed by your topic of interest in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Themes include documentation of Old New York, Skid Row in Los Angeles, Detroit at night, the World Trade Center, religious life, graphics and murals, cemeteries, and barbershops.

To view samples of digitized photographs for each theme, click on the below links.

Old New York

Skid Row, Los Angeles

Detroit at Night

World Trade Center

Religious Life

Graphics and Murals



All of the photos in this guide are from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. Camilo J. Vergara's photographs are used by permission of the photographer. For information on permissions and credit line, see the Camilo José Vergara Rights and Restrictions information page