Prints & Photographs
Prints and Photographs collects, preserves, and makes available photographs and other image forms that document the people, history, culture, and built environment of the District of Columbia. The Prints and Photographs Collection is organized into four core collections and comprises more than 1.3 million images.
Washington Star Collection (ca. 1935-1981)
Contains the photo morgue, both published and unpublished images, of the Washington Star newspaper. The Star was the paper of record from the late 19th through mid-20th century in D.C. (eventually superseded and later purchased by the Washington Post). Strongest coverage is for the 1960s-1970s. The collection has been kept together intact, therefore national and international images can be found as well.
Washington DC Historical Image Collection (ca. 1970 - present)
Consists of a wide variety of image formats that have been arranged by subject and biographical categories.
DC Community Archives Photograph Collections (1829 - 2002)
Any group of images larger than twenty-five (25) is regarded as a collection and considered for inclusion in the Archives.
The Peabody Room
Find additional photographs specific to Georgetown and Georgetown properties.