Taking the Long View, 1851-1991, offers a detailed view of "Main Street" life in America, from small towns to large urban centers. Topics include industry, engineering feats, county fairs, and international expositions. Several hundred group portraits, as well as landscapes and natural wonders, are also included.
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These online exhibits provide context and additional information about this collection.
- A Brief History of Panoramic Photography
- Shooting a Panorama
- Selected Photographers and Examples of their Works
- Selected Panoramic Photographs
These historical era(s) are best represented in the collection although they may not be all-encompassing.
- Expansion and Reform, 1801-1861
- The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1877
- Development of the Industrial United States, 1876-1915
- Emergence of Modern America, 1890-1930
- The Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945
- Postwar United States, 1945-early 1970s
- Contemporary United States, 1968-Present
Related Collections and Exhibits
- African American Perspectives, 1818-1907
- American Life Histories, 1936-1940
- America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotypes, 1839-1862
- Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America, 1935-1955
- Around the World in the 1890s
- Civil War Photographs, 1861-1865
- Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
- Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932
- FSA/OWI Photographs, 1935-1945
- Great Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco, 1897-1916
- Jackie Robinson and Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s
- Last Days of a President: McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
- Life of a City: New York, 1898-1906
- Map Collections, 1500-2004
- The Northern Great Plains, 1880-1920
- Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929
- The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures, 1898-1901
- Touring Turn-of-the-Century America, 1880-1920
- Voices from the Dust Bowl, 1940-1941
- Washington As It Was, 1923-1959
Recommended additional sources of information.
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