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The Still Picture Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) preserves and services a collection of more than 5 million photographs, many thousands of which deal with the American city. The selection of photographs listed in this publication depicts the city. its development, and its people and their way of life from the early 19th century to recent times. They were selected for their aesthetic quality and historical relevance to the development of urban America and are classified under the following headings: Artists' Conceptions of 19th-Century Cities, Skylines and Streets, City Life, Urban Transportation, The City in Turmoil, and 20th-Century Art Reflecting Urban Themes. Some items are photographic copies of works of art. The dates and mediums of the originals and the names of the artists are given whenever it has been possible to determine them. This information is followed by the identification number in italics. Under the first heading photographs are arranged alphabetically by name of city; under all other headings photographs are arranged chronologically. Asterisks denote items available in color. An index by city follows the list.

To order individual prints, negatives, or slides, write to the Still Pictures Reference for a current pricelist. Many photographs relating to the American city are not included in this list. Separate inquires about them should be as specific as possible, including names, dates, places, and other details.

This select picture list was prepared by Nancy E. Malan.

ARTIST'S CONCEPTIONS OF 19TH-CENTURY CITIES

1. "Albany, from Van-Unsselaens lsland." Engraving from The History and Topography of the United States of North America by John Howard Hinton (Boston, 1846). 30-N-36-322.  National Archives Identifier: 513340.   

2. "Battle Monument, Baltimore." Engraving from American Scenery by Nathaniel Parker Willis, illustrated by W. II. Bartlett (London, 1838). 30-N-38-816. National Archives Identifier:  513343

3. "View of the Water Celebration, on Boston Common, October 25th 1848." Lithograph by P. Hyman and David Bigelow. 208-PR40E43. National Archives Identifier: 535910

4. "Brooklyn Heights, Opposite the City of New York." Engraving from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion (Boston, 1854). 30-N-33-63. National Archives Identifier: 513337

5. "Burlington, Vt., 1858. From the Lake." Lithograph. Endicott and Company, New York. 208-PR-10E-12. National Archives Identifier: 535909  

6. "Chicago, Looking North from State and Washington Streets." Lithograph from Pictorial History of Chicago (Chicago, 1930). 30-N-35-34. National Archives Identifier:  513338

7. "Cincinnati, Ohio." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (July 1883). 30N-31-714. National Archives Identifier: 513330 

8. "Fort Pierre [S. Dak.] and the Adjacent Prairie" by Karl Bodmer. Lithograph from Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834 by Maximilian, Prince of Wied (London, 1838-43). 111-SC-92851. National Archives Identifier: 530981  

9. "lndependence-Courthouse-Missouri." Engraving from The United States Illustrated by Charles A. Dana (New York, 1855). 30-N-32-283. National Archives Identifier: 513335  

10. "Key West," ca. 1856. Lithograph. Chandler and Company, Boston. 30-N-48-1063. National Archives Identifier: 513349.  

11. "View of Main Street, Louisville, in 1846." Engraving from History of Kentucky by Richard H. Collins (1874). 30-N-45-2749. National Archives Identifier: 513346  

12. "View of Madison, the Capital of Wisconsin. Taken from the Water Cure, South Side of Lake Menona, 1855." Lithograph. C. Curriers, New York. 208-PR-1OE-14. National Archives Identifier:  535911  

13. "New London [Conn.] in 1813." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (Dec. 1863). 30-N-31-665.National Archives Identifier:  513328 

14. "Panoramic View of New Orleans-Federal Fleet at Anchor in the River," ca. 1862. Illustration from Campfires and Battlefields by Rossiter, Johnson, et al. (New York, 1894). 111-BA-1921. National Archives Identifier: 530501  

15. "View in Wall Street from Corner of Broad." New York. Engraving from Thirty Years'Progress of the United States (Hartford, Conn.,1867). 3O-N-48-15O. - National Archives Identifier:  513348  

16. "East View of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and part of Camden, New Jersey," ca. 1836. Lithograph. A. Koliner, Philadelphia. 208-PR-10E-6.  National Archives Identifier: 535908 

17. "Pittsburgh in 1790." Engraving from Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States by Henry R. Schoolcraft (Philadelphia, 1854). 30-N-35-86. National Archives Identifier: 513339 

18. "Sacramento-City in California~" Engraving from The United States Illustrated by Charles A. Dana (New York, 1855). 30-N-32-272. National Archives Identifier: 513333 

19. "Public Square, St. Augustine." Lithograph from The History and Antiquities of the City of Saint Augustine, Florida (New York, 1858). 30-N-48-1154. National Archives Identifier:  513350  

20. "Salt Lake City in 1850." Engraving from American Pictures Drawn with Pen and lnk by Samuel Manning (London. 1876). 30-N-32-455.National Archives Identifier:  513336 

21. "San Francisco." Engraving from The United States Illustrated by Charles A. Dana (New York, 1855). 30-N-32-282. National Archives Identifier: 513334 

22. "La Ciudad de Santa Fe." Engraving frnm "Report of Lt. J. W. Abert of his Examination of New Mexico in the Years 1846-1847." S. Ex. Doc. 23, 30th Cong., 1st sess. Series 506. 111-SC-89562. National Archives Identifier: 530944  

23. "Seattle, Washington Territory." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (Sept. 1870). 30-N-31-684. National Archives Identifier: 513329  

24. "Newspaper Row, Washington, D.C." Engraving from "Harper's New Monthly Magazine" (Jan. 1874). 30-N-31-629. National Archives Identifier: 513327 

SKYLINES AND STREETS

25. Georgetown. Washington, DC, ca. 1862. Mathew Brady collection. Overview of the C & 0 Canal. Aqueduct Bridge at right, and unfinished Capitol dome in the distant background. 111-B-5422. National Archives Identifier: 529522  

26. Governor's Island, New York Harbor, ca. 1864. Mathew Brady collection. Grassy shore of the island, a partially submerged barge in the harbor, and sailing ships and city buildings in the background. 111-B-3480. National Archives Identifier: 527660 

27. Nashville, Tenn., from the statehouse, 1864. Photograph by George N. Barnard. Mathew Brady collection. The statehouse portico guarded by artillery in the foreground. 111-B-4670. National Archives Identifier: 528792  

28. Chattanooga, Tenn. in time of war. Soldiers' tents and supply wagons beside the city building. 1864. Mathew Brady collection. 111-B-7042. National Archives Identifier: 530466 

29. Store-lined street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1869. Photograph by William H. Jackson. 57-HS-811. National Archives Identifier: 517358  

30. Panorama of Helena, Mont., in 1870. Photograph by William H. Jackson. 57-HS-40. National Archives Identifier:  516647  

31. The weatherbeaten wharves between Piety and Desire Streets, New Orleans, La., August 1881. Group of men seated on the wharves, store-lined street in the background. 233-NO-23. National Archives Identifier: 540087 

32. Oyster fleet in Baltimore Harbor, Md., ca. 1885. Ships' masts dominate the foreground; buildings, horse-drawn wagons, and carts visible through them. 22-CE-178. National Archives Identifier:  513081  

33. Panorama of Portland, Oreg., in 1890. Mount Hood in the background. 111-SC-85698. National Archives Identifier: 530891  

34. Airshaft of a dumbbell tenement, New York City, taken from the roof, ca. 1900. 196-GS-14. National Archives Identifier: 535468  

35. Hundreds of wooden barrels covering the docks at the resin yards, Savannah, Ga., 1903. 95-G-40877. National Archives Identifier: 523025   

36. The Saint Louis, Mo., waterfront crowded with steamboats at the start of President William H. Taft's inspection trip down the Mississippi River, Oct. 1909. 77-H-10580P-4. National Archives Identifier: 519435  

37. An Indian enclave in Albuquerque, N. Mex. Primitive shelters with modern city street behind. 1912. 95-G-91031. National Archives Identifier: 523032  

38. Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., looking toward the Capitol from the Treasury Building. The Hotel Occidental advertises rooms with bath for $2 and up and modern Cadillac automobiles for rent for $3 per hour. ca. 1915. 66-G-23L-239. National Archives Identifier: 518227  

39. Horse-drawn wagons line the narrow street in front of New Orleans' French Market, Jan. 1915. 83-G-3121. National Archives Identifier: 521050 

40. Looking west on South Water Street, Chicago, crowded with horse-drawn wagons and motor trucks filled with produce for market, Apr. 1915. 83-G-3716. National Archives Identifier: 521051  

41. Rows of laundry outside a New York City apartment house. Posters below advertise coming attractions at the Roosevelt and Apollo Theaters. 1935. 208-PR-3F-9. National Archives Identifier: 535899  

42. Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, in winter, from the air. The Cuyahoga River winds through the flats. Dec. 1937. 18-AA-73-2.  

43. Aerial view of San Antonio. Tex., and the surrounding plains, Dec. 1939. 18-AA-95-19.  National Archives Identifier: 512843   

44. Unattended pushcart advertising "frankfurts" with sauerkraut or onions, ice-cold soft drinks, and pies for 5 cents on a rain-soaked wharf, New York City, ca. 1939. 208-EX-236-44. National Archives Identifier: 535710   

45. Rows of frame houses in a hilly area of Pittsburgh, with the smoke-shrouded city in the background, ca. 1940. 59-HP-85-10.  National Archives Identifier: 518066   

46. Mounds of coal, catwalks, and barges at the Milwaukee Western Fuel Company coal docks, Dec. 1942. 208-PR-27B-1. National Archives Identifier:  535923  

47. Aerial view of the tip of Manhattan looking like a miniature city, ca. 1942. 30-N-42-1864. National Archives Identifier: 513345  

48. Crude-oil pipe stills, rundown tanks, and "Cat Crackers" at the Baton Rouge Esso Refinery, ca. 1945. Photograph by Edwin Rosskam. 208-L0-14F-2. National Archives Identifier:  535733 

49. San Francisco's cable cars climbing the Powell Street hill, ca 1945. 208-PR-25T-15.  National Archives Identifier: 535921 

50. The maze of livestock pens and walkways at Chicago's stockyards, ca. 1947. 306-FS-304-47. National Archives Identifier: 541823  

51. The lion statues at the New York Public Library, with a mantle of snow during the record December 1948 snowfall. 306-NT-609K-20. National Archives Identifier: 541884  (american_cities_051.jpg)

52. The rain-swept Boston Fish Pier, crowded with fish carts, fishing boats, and workmen, ca. 1950. 306-PS-51-17518. National Archives Identifier: 541953  

53. The sprawling lights of Los Angeles and the surrounding area seen from Inspiration Point, Mount Lowe, ca. 1950. 306-NT-950X-18. National Archives Identifier: 541906  

53A. New York City at night, ca. 1935. 3O6-NT-l74.352C National Archives Identifier:  541882  

CITY LIFE

54. Frederick's Photographic Temple of Art, New York City, ca. 1850. Original in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. 208-PR-4K-1. National Archives Identifier: 535901 

55. Bearded Irish clam diggers and a matronly companion on a wharf in Boston, 1882. 22-CF-428. National Archives Identifier: 513083  

56. Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. The South Portico of the White House, Washington, D.C., in the background. 77-RP-7347-4. National Archives Identifier: 519711  

57. A military parade down the main street of Phoenix, Ariz., ca. 1888. 48-RST-4B-15. National Archives Identifier: 516379  

58. Man with a derby hat stands atop a mound of oyster shells outside the C. H. Pearson & Company oyster cannery, Baltimore. Workers bring wheel- barrows of shells from the factory to the heap. ca. 1890. 22-CE-172. National Archives Identifier: 513080  

59. Boston's fisherman's wharf jammed with merchants and dock workers, ca. 1890. 22-CF-8. National Archives Identifier: 513079 

60. Italian fishermen mending nets on a wharf in San Francisco Harbor, ca. 1891. 22-MDF-4. National Archives Identifier: 513108  

61. Two officials of the New York City Tenement House Department inspect a cluttered basement living room, ca. 1900. 196-GS-32.  National Archives Identifier:  535469  

62. Residents in front of a dilapidated frame house in Kansas City, ca. 1900. 196-GS-490. National Archives Identifier: 535470 

63. Children play ball in the street in front of typical housing with five rooms per family for $10 to $12 per month. San Francisco, ca. 1900. 196-GS-522. National Archives Identifier: 535471 

64. Shoppers at the outdoor food market, 7th Street at Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.. Washington, D.C. View looking up 7th Street, ca. 1900. 66-G-23L-47.National Archives Identifier: 518226 

65. Elegantly dressed New Yorkers on Fifth Avenue, Easter morning, 1906. 208-EX-237-1. National Archives Identifier: 535711 

66. Three gentlemen pass the time on a park bench in San Jacinto Plaza, El Paso, Tex., 1906. 95-G-65764. National Archives Identifier: 523026 

67. Treasury Department official, surrounded by packages of newly minted currency, counting and wrapping dollar bills. Washington, D.C., 1907. 121-BA-339A. National Archives Identifier: 532295

68. Pedestrians on the upper deck promenade of Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, ca. 1910. 306-NT-958A-4. National Archives Identifier: 541908  

69. Stevedores on a New York dock loading barrels of corn syrup onto a barge on the Hudson River. Photograph by Lewis Hine, ca. 1912. 69-R-1K-35. National Archives Identifier: 518287

70. Women assembling dolls on a long worktable at the Shrenhat Toy Company, Philadelphia, Oct. 1912. 95-G-87763. National Archives Identifier: 523031 

71. Architects at their drafting tables at the Treasury Department Building, Washington, D.C., 1912. 121-BA-209. National Archives Identifier: National Archives Identifier: 532294  

72. Young boy tending freshly stocked fruit and vegetable stand at Center Market. Washington, D.C., Feb. 18,1915. 83-G-21, National Archives Identifier: 521049  

73. Group of employees and several small boys in the littered alley entrance to a Baltimore garment factory, 1921. 86-G-1Q-1. National Archives Identifier: 522861

74. Crowd of bathers on the Lake Michigan beach, Chicago, Ill., ca. 1925. 208-PP-20B-2.National Archives Identifier: 535893  

75. First-nighters posing for the camera outside the Warners' Theater before the premiere of "Don Juan" with John Barrymore. New York, Aug. 6, 1926. 2O8-LU-28N-1. National Archives Identifier: 535750   

76. Women shoppers at Mrs. Snyder's Candy Shop, South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 1927. 86-G-10E-2. National Archives Identifier: 522873  

77. Workmen hand-dipping candles at the Saint Louis Candle and Wax Company, St. Louis, Mo., 1927. 16-G-2294. National Archives Identifier: 512799  

78. Ticker tape and confetti floating onto the motorcade carrying the crew of the Bremen, and the crowds assembled to greet them. Broadway, New York, 1928. 306-NT-958J-1. National Archives Identifier: 541910   

79. Workman, perched on the end of a beam, bolting together the framework of the Empire State Building, New York City, 1930. Photograph by Lewis Hine. 69-RH-4K-1. National Archives Identifier: 518290  

80. Black children playing leap frog in a Harlem street, ca. 1930. 3O6-NT-171.611c. National Archives Identifier:  541880  

81. Refreshment stand in New York City where pineapple and orange nectar drinks are sold for 5 cents, July 1932. 3O6-NT- 172.539c. National Archives Identifier: 541881 

82. Row of men at the New York City docks out of work during the depression. Photograph by Lewis Hine, 1934. 69-R-1L-3. National Archives Identifier: 518288 

83. Civil Works Administration (CWA) workmen cleaning and painting the gold dome of the Denver Capitol, 1934. 306-NT-940K-1. National Archives Identifier:  541904 

84. Religious statues, a calendar, and rubbish left behind in the second-floor front room of a vacated Brooklyn housing project, 172 Ten Eyck Street, May 13, 1935. 69-N-24762. National Archives Identifier:  518272 

85. A full house, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Josef Hofmann, Nov. 28, 1937. 306-NT-757D-1. National Archives Identifier: 541890 

86. A huge vat of molten steel being poured into a mold at the Jones and Laughlin Steel Company, Pittsburgh, May 1942. 208-PR-27B-2. National Archives Identifier: 535922 

87. Mechanical crew at the Baton Rouge Esso Refinery in line for their pay checks. Photograph by Rosskam, Dec. 1943. 208-L0-14F-27. National Archives Identifier:  535734 

88. Two oldtimers playing chess on a Central Park bench in New York City, May 1946. 306-NT-726C-11. National Archives Identifier: 541889 

89. Mustachioed male (marble bust) focuses attention on nude female (life-size marble sculpture) in a storage room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 1946. 306-NT-694H-3. National Archives Identifier:  541888 

90. Two street vendors taking time out for lunch at a makeshift table of wooden crates covered with newspaper. New York, Aug. 1946. 306-NT-958F-1. National Archives Identifier:  541909

91. Matronly visitor to the National Gallery Washington, D.C., scrutinizing Benvenuto Cellini's "Salt Cellar" on temporary exhibit, ca. 1947. 306-NT-694A-1. National Archives Identifier: 541887 

92. A patron of "Sammy's Bowery Follies," a downtown bar, sleeping at his table while the resident cat laps at his beer. New York, Dec. 1947. 306-NT-945J-2. National Archives Identifier:  541905 

93. Workmen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, uncrating "The Madonna of the Rosaries," a painting by Caravaggio on loan from the Austrian government, 1950. 306-NT-453A-9. National Archives Identifier: 541883

94. Workman operating an industrial loom strung with hundreds of wool threads at Chicago's Olsen Rug Company, ca. 1950. 208-PR-13X-1. National Archives Identifier:  535920 

95. Four young members of the Madison Square Boy's Club rowing a boat in a rooftop pool, Manhattan skyscrapers in the background, Feb. 1950. 306-NT-953-2. National Archives Identifier:  541907 

URBAN TRANSPORTATION

96. Poster circulated in Philadelphia in 1839 to discourage the coming of the railroad. It reads in part: "Philadelphians, your RIGHTS are being invaded! regardless of your interests or the LIVES OF YOUR LITTLE ONES. THE CAMDEN AND AMBOY with the assistance of other companies without a Charter, and in VIOLATION OF LAW as decreed by your Courts, are laying a LOCOMOTIVE RAILROAD! RALLY PEOPLE in the Majesty of your Strength and forbid THIS OUTRAGE!" 30-N-46-1957. National Archives Identifier: 513347 

97. "Great Railway Station at Chicago-Departure of a Train." Platform crowded with departing passengers, including several Indians. Engraving, ca. 1880. 208-LU-39K-1. National Archives Identifier: 535752 

98. "Terminal," by Alfred Steiglitz, 1892. Original lantern slide in the International Museum of Photography, New York. 208-PR-4K-2. National Archives Identifier:  535902 

99. "A Typical Cable 'Accident' on Broadway." New York. A horse-drawn ambulance arrives on the scene where a man lies in the street after being hit by a cable car. Illustration from Leslie's Weekly, Aug. 29,1895. 30-N-49-1767. National Archives Identifier: 513353 

100. Horse-drawn wagons and carriages, an electric trolley car, and pedestrians congest a cobblestone Philadelphia street in 1897. 30-N-36713. National Archives Identifier: 513362 

101. Easter morning, 1900. New York City's Fifth Avenue bustling with horse-drawn traffic and two motor cars. 30-N-18827. National Archives Identifier: 513360

102. Traffic violator driving a 1900-vintage car being stopped by a policeman on a bicycle. New York City. 30-N-49-1481. National Archives Identifier: 513352 

103. The Eighth Avenue trolley, New York City, shar- ing the street with horse-drawn produce wagon and an open automobile. Downtown, looking north. 1904. 306-NT-762F-3. National Archives Identifier:  541891 

104. A Pittsburgh factory where limousine bodies are built from wood, Oct. 1912. 95-G-87758. National Archives Identifier: 523030 

105. Policeman directing downtown Chicago traffic, ca. 1917. 59-HP-54-4. National Archives Identifier: 518065 

106. Pickwick stages, counterparts of modern day buses, outside Union Station, Los Angeles, awaiting passengers bound for southern California, 1920. 30-N-20893. National Archives Identifier: 

513361 

107. City officials inspecting a subway car newly equipped with ventilating devices that operate while the car's windows are closed. New York City, 1933. 306-NT-671-1. National Archives Identifier: 

541886 

108. Aerial view of a traffic jam, 14th Street and the Mall, Washington, D.C., Apr. 1937. 30-N-37-1360A. National Archives Identifier: 513342 

109. Five steam locomotives, side by side, outbound from Chicago at dusk, ca. 1940. 208-PP-24J-7. National Archives Identifier: 535894 

110. Rear view of an "Okie's" car, passing through Amarillo, Tex., on its way west, 1941. 145-AAA-7434. National Archives Identifier: 532820 

111. The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, ca.1945. 306-FS-135-23. National Archives Identifier: 541821

112. New York City's Sixth Avenue elevated railway and the crowded street below, ca. 1940. 208-EX-236-12. National Archives Identifier: 535709 

113. Aerial view of a complex of Long Island highways that provide access to New York City, ca. 1946. 59-HP-40-17. National Archives Identifier: 518064 

114. Grandmother amusing her young companion in the waiting room of the Greyhound Bus Station, New York City, July 1947. 306-PS-49-14503. National Archives Identifier: 541942 

115. "Walk," "Don't Walk," "No Right Turn," "Thru Only": a complicated traffic signal to uncomplicate Washington, D.C., traffic, 1949. 306-PS-49-2682. National Archives Identifier: 541941 

THE CITY IN TURMOIL

116. "The Boston Massacre~" Engraving after the painting by Alonzo Chappel. 30-N-31-332. National Archives Identifier: 513326 

117. "Capture of the City of Washington," August 1814. Engraving from The History of England by Paul de Rapin -Thoyras. 111-SC-96969. National Archives Identifier:  531090 

118. The ruins of Mills House and nearby buildings, Charleston, S.C. A shell-damaged carriage and the remains of a brick chimney in the foreground. 1865. Photograph by George N. Barnard. 165-C-777.National Archives Identifier: 533131 

119. Shells of the buildings of Richmond, Va., silhouetted against a dark sky after the destruction by Confederates, 1865. Mathew Brady collection. 111-B-112. National Archives Identifier: 524531 

120. The ruins of San Francisco, still smoldering after the 1906 earthquake, taken from the tower of the Union Ferry Building. Market Street between Sacramento and Third Streets. 111-SC-95087. National Archives Identifier: 531006 

121. Water Street and Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, under 20 inches of water during the flood of March 1907. 95-G-29158. National Archives Identifier: 523024 

122. The burned-out Monticello Hotel, Norfolk, Va., and fire apparatus frosted with icicles. The New Year's Day 1918 fire was thought to be the work of enemy agents. 165-WW-158A-20. National Archives Identifier: 533642  

123. Soldiers and sailors tearing up a flag carried by Socialists during their peace demonstration in Boston. 165-WW-158A-4. National Archives Identifier: 533641 

124. Second Battalion of the IX Coast Artillery Corps demonstrating the hollow square formation used in the event of a street riot. Machinegunners in front row and troopers with rifles behind them control the street, with ranks on the sides of the square covering windows and roofs of nearby buildings. New York City, March 1918. 165-WW-l58A-2A. National Archives Identifier: 533463 

125. The wreckage of Chicago's Federal Building after the explosion of a bomb allegedly planted by the International Workers of the World (lWW) as a reprisal for the sentencing of the union's leader, "Big Bill" Haywood, and 94 other members for seditious activities, 1918. 165-WW-l64B-7. National Archives Identifier: 533464 

126. Detroit police inspecting equipment found in a clandestine underground brewery during the prohibition era. 306-NT-170.365c. National Archives Identifier:  541928 

127. The Ku Klux Klan on parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. Washington, D.C. The Capitol in the background. 1928. 306-NT-650-4. National Archives Identifier: 541885 

128. Bullet-riddled taxi and the bodies of two gangsters in a New York City street after a gun battle with police, 1931. 306-NT-l68.0l3c. National Archives Identifier:  541879 

129. Unemployed men queued outside a depression soup kitchen opened in Chicago by Al Capone. The storefront sign reads "Free Soup, Coffee and Doughnuts for the Unemployed." February 1931. 306-NT-165.319c. National Archives Identifier: 541927 

130. Shacks, put up by the Bonus Army on the Anacostia flats, Washington, D.C., burning after the battle with the military. The Capitol in the background. 1932. 111-SC-97532. National Archives Identifier: 531102 

131. Saint Louis children and their parents behind a police line during their protest against transfer to a school open to black children, March 1933. 306-NT-l76.577c. National Archives Identifier: 

541878 

132. Confrontation between a policeman wielding a night stick and a striker during the San Francisco General Strike, 1934. 306-NT-94692.  National Archives Identifier: 

541926 

133. Open battle between striking teamsters armed with pipes and the police in the streets of Minneapolis, June 1934. 306-NT-93410. National Archives Identifier: 541925 

134. Mounted police clashing with strikers, one carrying an American flag, outside an electrical plant in Philadelphia, 1946. 306-NT-6036v. National Archives Identifier: 541924 

135. A member of the United Financial Employees, on strike in 1948, heckling a businessman who crossed the picket line. New York. 306-NT-1363H-1. National Archives Identifier:  541914 

136. Joseph Basile, hiding his face with his coat, under arrest in connection with the seizure of $25 million worth of narcotics. Chief of Detectives William T. Whalen standing near him with some of the confiscated drugs. New York City, Feb. 1949. 306-NT-1375-2.National Archives Identifier: 541915 

20TH-CENTURY ART REFLECTING URBAN THEMES

137. Kansas City, Kansas* by Henry Tanner. Watercolor 10 x 14. 1897. 200-SAI-91-11. National Archives Identifier: 559359  

138. Brooklyn Bridge by Joseph Stella. Oil. 84" x 76". ca. 1917-18. Original in Yale University Art Gallery. 208-PR-4DD-2.National Archives Identifier:  535900  

139. Backyards, Greenwich Village by John Sloan. Oil. 26 x 32. 1914. Original in Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 208-PR-4R-3. National Archives Identifier: 535903 

140. Sixth Avenue Elevated at Third Avenue by John Sloan. Oil 30 x 40. 1928. Original in Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 208-PR-4R-4. National Archives Identifier:  535904 

141. A City of Towers by Arthur Diggs. Oil? ca. 1929. 200-HN-DIG-4. National Archives Identifier: 559056 

142. Bryant Square by John Marin. Oil on canvas. 21" x 26". 1932. Original in Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 208-PR-5E-1. National Archives Identifier: 535906 

143. City at Evening by Lee Gatch. Oil on canvas. 18" x 25". 1933. Original in Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 306-PS-50-12505. National Archives Identifier: 541943 

144. Atlanta landscape by Hale Woodruff. Oil. 1936. 200-HN-WO-1. National Archives Identifier: 559150 

145. Douglass Square, Boston by Allan Crite. Oil. 20" x 24". 1936. 200-HN-CRI-15. National Archives Identifier:  559054 

146. Power Plant, Harlem by Aaron Douglas. Oil. 1939. 20O-HN-DOU-8. National Archives Identifier: 559058 

147. Baltimore* by Palmer Hayden. Watercolor. 200-HN-HAY(P)-6. National Archives Identifier: 559067

148. Basin Street* by Palmer Hayden. Oil. 200-HN-HAY(P)-7. National Archives Identifier:  559068

149. Brooklyn Bridge* by Warren L. Harris. Watercolor. 200-HN-HAR(W)-4.   

150. Brownstones in Winter * by Ellis Wilson. Oil. 200-HN-WIL(E)-52. National Archives Identifier: 559149

151. Old Charleston Houses by Ellis Wilson. Oil. 200-HN-WiL(E)-35. National Archives Identifier:  559146

152. Park Street, Boston by Karl Zerbe. Encaustic on canvas 30 x 36. 1942. Original in Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. 208-PR-4Z-1.   

153. Morning Subway* by Joseph Delaney. Oil. 23" x 20". 1953. 200-SAI-20-3. National Archives Identifier:  559346

154. Crap Game* by Harold Dorsey. Oil. 18 x 24. 1954. 200-SAI-21-9. National Archives Identifier:  559347

155. Gathering Storm Over Philadelphia* by Louis B. Sloan. Oil. 39" x 49". 200-SAI-86-6. National Archives Identifier: 559357

156. The Arrival* by Benny Andrews. Oil and collage. 96" x 50". 1960. 200-SAI-1-17. National Archives Identifier:  559342

157. City Scape* by James Mathis. Oil. 1964. 200-SAI-59-14. National Archives Identifier: 559354 

158. My Son, My Son* by Buford Evans. Oil. 36" x 48". 1968. 200-SAI-25-11. National Archives Identifier:  559348 

159. The Great American Subway* by Mahler B. Ryder. Ink on paper. 24" x 17". 1969. 200-SAI-82-4.National Archives Identifier:  559356

160. Asunder (tenement Series)* by Shirley Bolton. Acrylic on canvas. 28" x 34". 1970. 200-SAI-11-9. National Archives Identifier: 559344 

161. Renovation (Tenement Series)* by Shirley Bolton. Acrylic on masonite. 24" x 36". 1970. 200-SAI-1la-2. National Archives Identifier:  559343

162. Black and White Ghetto* by James Malone. Acrylic. 2 x 4. 200-SAI-58-15.National Archives Identifier:  559350

163. Carnival New Orleans* by Walter Williams. Oil. 24" x 30". 200-SAI-103-18. National Archives Identifier: 559360

164. Deserted Street* by Jessie Smith. Oil. 30" x 16". 200-SAI-87-9.National Archives Identifier: 559358

165. From New York to Jersey* by Yvonne Catchings. Oil. 24" x 36". 200-SAI-16-1.National Archives Identifier: 559345

166. Ghetto Children* by Jack Jordan. Watercolor. 200-SAI-48-18. National Archives Identifier:  559349

167. Ghetto Headlines* by James Malone. Collage. 24" x 24". 200-SAI-58-19. National Archives Identifier:  559351

168. Rooftop Virtuoso* by Hayward Oubre. Oil-resin. 34" x 26". 200-SAl-70-15. National Archives Identifier: 559355 

169. Swing Low Ghetto Church* by James Malone. Oil. 5 x 2-1/2. 200-SAI-59-7. National Archives Identifier: 559352  

170. White Ghetto* by James Malone. Acrylic. 2 x 4. 200-SAI-59-10. National Archives Identifier:  559353


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Individual Photographs

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