Panoramic photographs taking the long view, 1851-1991

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Subjects: United States--Civilization--19th century--Pictorial works
United States--Civilization--20th century--Pictorial works
United States--Social life and customs--19th century--Pictorial works
United States--Social life and customs--20th century--Pictorial works
United States--History--1849-1877--Pictorial works
United States--History--1865---Pictorial works
Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote, Non-projected Graphic, Other non-projected graphic
Material Type: Two-dimensional nonprojected graphic -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, [1997]-
LC Classification: T, TR
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Taking the long view, 1851-1991
Panoramic photograph collection
Panoramic photographs, 1851-1991
American memory
Analytic Titles: Taking the long view
Additional Authors: Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division
Library of Congress. National Digital Library Program
Notes: Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Created by the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress
Summary: The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits. These panoramas offer an overview of the nation, its enterprises and its interests, with a focus on the start of the twentieth century when the panoramic photo format was at the height of its popularity. Subject strengths include: agricultural life; beauty contests; disasters; engineering work such as bridges, canals, and dams; fairs and expositions; military and naval activities, especially during World War I; the oil industry; schools and college campuses, sports, and transportation. The images date from 1851 to 1991 and depict scenes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. More than twenty foreign countries and a few U.S. territories are also represented. These panoramas average between twenty-eight inches and six feet in length, with an average width of ten inches
Includes bibliographical references
OCLC Number: 39842545