Picturing the Century: Part I Photo Gallery
Eight Portfolios from Part I
The exhibition is arranged chronologically. Interspersed are eight "portfolios" of talented photographers well represented in NARA's holdings. Click on the photograph for a publication-quality version and click on the eight featured photographers' names for a short biography.
Lewis Hine (1874-1940)
"Power house mechanic working on steam pump" 1920. Vintage print.
Records of the Work Projects Administration.
George W. Ackerman (1884-1962)
"Farmer reading his farm paper" Coryell County, Texas, September 1931. 1998 print from the original negative.
Records of the Extension Service.
Walter Lubken (1881-1960)
Testing the subsurface-Drilling with diamond drills, Boise Irrigation Project, Idaho and Oregon, August 1910. 1998 print from the original glass plate negative.
Records of the Bureau of Reclamation.
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)
"Young migratory mother, originally from Texas" Edison, Kern County, California, April 11, 1940. 1998 print.
Records of the Bureau of Agriculture.
Charles Fenno Jacobs (1904-1975)
"Tired member of VF-17 pauses under the squadron scoreboard at Bouganville" February 1944.
1998 print from the original negative.
General Records Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 Economics.
Ansel Adams (19021984)
"The Tetons--Snake River" Wyoming, 1942. Vintage signed print.
Records of the National Park Service.
Yoichi Okamoto (19151985)
President Lyndon Johnson awards a medal to a wounded U.S. serviceman in Cam Rahn Bay, South Vietnam, October 26, 1966. 1998 print from the original negative.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library.
Danny Lyon (1942 )
"Boy against a yellow platform at the Kosciusko Swimming Pool in the Bedford-Stuyvesant District of Brooklyn in New York City" New York, New York, July 1974. 1998 print from the original color slide.
Records of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Additional Exhibition Photos