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140GB Historical Pictures, Prints & Photographs from Library of Congress

1 million high quality digital images and database of precious historical documents, pictures, prints and photographs from the online catalog of LOC

database structure screenshot of 140GB Historical Pictures, Prints & Photographs from Library of Congress

Description: You must provide a shipping address to receive this package of 5GB text data in MySQL database format and 135GB of scanned images in high resolution JPEG files (1.05 million in total). The delivery takes 1 week. No download will be available after payment. This is not only a comprehensive collection of all the digital pictures collections over at the online catalog of Library of Congress website, but also a highly structured one. It contains valuable historical pictures from around the world, recording pivotal people, antique buildings, important events, arts, wars, places, etc. Most pictures are 1024px in width or height. There are a total of 955,596 collected items. Each item has one or more pictures scanned in digital copies. The total number of pictures are 1,052,084. All the items are categorized by collections (68), formats (16,114), related names (58,875), subjects (191,985), and places. Many of the fields such as slugs of formats, names, subjects and places are encoded in raw URL. You need to decode them for ordinary text. There's also a JSON field included for developers to more easily retrieve information about the particular item.

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Database Statistics

  • Size: 4.96 GB
  • Tables: 10
  • Records: 955,596
  • Formats: MySQL, CSV, MS Excel, MS Access, XML (See Downloads for sure.)

Database Categories

Images Statistics

  • Images: 135.31G
  • Dimensions: 1024px in width or height
  • Image formats: JPEG
  • Images count: 1,052,084
  • Reference field: (e.g. 1500, image file would be 1/5/1500.jpg)

Database Structure

Table Records Fields
collection 68
  1. id
  2. title
  3. slug
  4. about
  5. count
format 16,114
  1. id
  2. title
  3. slug_search
item 955,596
  1. id
  2. title
  3. slug
  4. image_150
  5. image_75
  6. collection_id
  7. title_long
  8. creators
  9. related_names
  10. created_published
  11. date
  12. mediums
  13. summary
  14. reproduction_number
  15. rights_advisory
  16. call_number
  17. repository
  18. notes
  19. part_of
  20. stmt_of_responsibility
  21. subjects
  22. formats
  23. collections
  24. images
  25. thumb
  26. places
  27. json
item2collection 969,096
  1. id
  2. item_id
  3. collection_id
item2format 728,045
  1. id
  2. item_id
  3. format_id
item2name 158,601
  1. id
  2. item_id
  3. name_id
item2subject 985,574
  1. id
  2. item_id
  3. item_subject
name 58,875
  1. id
  2. title
  3. slug_search
picture 1,052,084
  1. id
  2. note
  3. small
  4. medium
  5. large
  6. larger
  7. item_id
subject 191,985
  1. id
  2. title
  3. slug_search

Database Attachments

Images: This database is attached with 1,052,084 images. See them under the Attachments tab.

Content Scope

Below are the categories / subjects / topics this database contains record entries about and the number of entries under each of them:


  • Abdul Hamid II Collection
  • Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
  • Bain Collection
  • Brady-Handy Collection
  • Cabinet of American Illustration
  • Carpenter Collection
  • Cartoon Drawings: Herblock Collection
  • Cartoon Prints, American
  • Case Books
  • Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints
  • Curtis (Edward S.) Collection
  • Detroit Publishing Company
  • Drawings (Master)
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Color Photographs
  • Fine Prints
  • Genthe Collection
  • Gottscho-Schleisner Collection
  • Harris & Ewing Collection
  • Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey
  • Johnston (Frances Benjamin) Collection
  • Lamb Studios Archive
  • Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
  • Look Collection
  • Miscellaneous Items in High Demand
  • National Photo Company Collection
  • PH Filing Series Photographs
  • Popular Graphic Arts
  • Posters: Performing Arts Posters
  • Posters: World War I Posters
  • Posters: Yanker Poster Collection
  • Sikkim Photos (Kandell Collection)
  • Thesaurus For Graphic Materials
  • Van Vechten Collection
  • Wright Brothers Negatives
  • African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition
  • Architecture, Design & Engineering Drawings
  • Baseball Cards
  • Brumfield Collection
  • Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South
  • Cartoon Drawings
  • Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon
  • Cartoon Prints, British
  • Civil War
  • College Women's Association of Japan Print Show Collection
  • Daguerreotypes
  • Drawings (Documentary)
  • Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives
  • Fenton Crimean War Photographs
  • Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915
  • Gladstone Collection of African American Photographs
  • Grabill Collection
  • Guide Records
  • Highsmith (Carol M.) Archive
  • Horydczak Collection
  • Korab Collection
  • Lawrence & Houseworth Collection
  • Lomax Collection
  • Matson (G. Eric and Edith) Photograph Collection
  • National Child Labor Committee Collection
  • Panoramic Photographs
  • Photochrom Prints
  • Posters: Artist Posters
  • Posters: Spanish Civil War Posters
  • Posters: WPA Posters
  • Prokudin-Gorskii Collection
  • Stereograph Cards
  • Tissandier Collection
  • World's Transportation Commission



  • Original LOC links to the images are retained for reference. There are even much higher resolutions on the LOC website.

Lifetime Updates (fees may apply)

This database is being constantly updated with regards to both data volume and data structure, once every 0.5 - 5 years depending on niche, and you will be notified via our Blog or Twitter when new versions come out.

Other Formats upon Request

We include the most common, popular and usable formats readily accessible on the download page, but should you need the database in other formats such as:

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • ODBC
  • Interbase / Firebird
  • WordPress
  • Single Table (multiple tables are combined into one)
  • Microsoft Word .DOC
  • PDF

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