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The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Division is pleased to =
announce that a variety of colorful offerings are now available in the =
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
talog.html =20

These include:

"Prokudin-Gorskii Collection Color Composite Digital Images" - Between ca. =
1905 and 1915 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii took photographs of the =
Russian Empire using an early color process. He photographed through color =
filters onto triple-frame glass negatives, producing images that could be =
printed or projected in color. In response to researcher interest, the =
Library of Congress contracted with Blaise Ag=FCera y Arcas to make =
digital color composites of all the negatives through an automated =
process. A description of the process is available at:

To view the resulting images in PPOC, go to the Prints and Photographs =
Online Catalog, select the blue =
button labeled: "Search the Catalog," and then scroll down the alphabetical=
 list of collections to "Prokudin-Gorskii Collection."  After selecting =
the collection, you can search the catalog records or select the "Preview: =
Negatives in Color" link to view the color composites.

More information about the Prokudin-Gorskii Collection is available at:=20

"Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Transparencie=
s, 1939-1944: New High Resolution Scans "-These already popular early =
Kodachrome transparencies include scenes in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the =
Virgin Islands, showing work, home and community life, and preparations =
for war. The new scans were also used to produce the illustrations for =
Bound for Glory, a new book by Paul Hendrikson about the color FSA/OWI =
photographs, co-published by the Library of Congress and Harry N. Abrams.  =
For further information, see "About the FSA/OWI Color Transparencies" =

"Cartoon Prints, British" - About 500 of the Library's 10,000 British =
political and satirical prints dating ca. 1621-ca. 1853 have been =
digitized and cataloged online. With colorful and often biting humor, the =
cartoons highlight aspects of British political life, including tensions =
with its colonies and other nations, as well as society, fashion, manners, =
and theater. The online records can now be searched together in the =
"Cartoon Prints, British" collection, which also features new contextual =
information and a bibliography. =20

For more information, see

The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) =
contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich cross-secti=
on of still pictures held by the Prints & Photographs Division and other =
units of the Library of Congress.
 * The catalog provides access through group or item records to about 65 =
percent of the Division's holdings.

  * About 90 percent of the records are accompanied by one or more digital =
images. In some collections, only thumbnail images display to those =
searching outside the Library of Congress because of potential rights =
For information on other new collections and recent and upcoming activities=
 in the Prints and Photographs Division, see the division's "What's New" =

For questions about the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog [PPOC] or =
the holdings and services of the Prints and Photographs Division, consult =
its Ask a Librarian service:

Laura Gottesman
Digital Reference Specialist
The Library of Congress

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