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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) 
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html

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 AgŁera y Arcas to make digital 
color composites of all the negatives through an automated process. A 
description of the process is available at:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/prokhtml/prokcompos.html.

To view the resulting images in PPOC, go to the Prints and Photographs 
Online Catalog http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/catalog.html, 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:
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/prokhtml/prokabt.html

"Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color 
Transparencies, 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" http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/fsacabt.html

"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.

For more information, see http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/cpbrhtml/cpbrabt.html

The Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) 
contains catalog records and digital images representing a rich 
cross-section 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 
considerations.

For information on other new collections and recent and upcoming activities 
in the Prints and Photographs Division, see the division's "What's New" 
page: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/whatsnew.html

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: http://www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/ask-print.html

Laura Gottesman
Digital Reference Specialist
The Library of Congress