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November 16, 2010

Architecture of the South

The Library of Congress has a new collection in its vast Prints and Photographs online catalog: the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South.

Belle Grove, front, White Castle vic., Iberville Parish, Louisiana
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-csas-01383

From their press release:
"Noted architectural photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston created a systematic record of early American buildings and gardens. Photographed primarily in the 1930s, the collection includes more than 7,100 images showing an estimated 1,700 structures and sites in rural and urban areas of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana, and to a lesser extent Florida, Mississippi, and West Virginia."

Fahn Street, West side, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-csas-06925


Poplar Grove tide mill, Mathews County, Virginia
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-DIG-csas-05156

Explore more of the Library of Congress image collections here.

There are no known restriction of the use of the photographs in the Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South. For further information on use and copyright, see the Library of Congress' Rights and Restrictions page.

Posted by sgarrett at November 16, 2010 10:00 AM

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