The Pentagon: Newly Acquired Construction Photos by Harold Lang

View looking down on Pentagon complex

Aerial view of the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. Photo by U.S. Air Corps, 1947? hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a50437

The following is a guest post by Gillian Mahoney, Technical Services Technician in the Prints & Photographs Division.

On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four airplanes, crashing two into the World Trade Center in New York, one into a field in Pennsylvania, and the fourth, American Airlines Flight 77, into the western side of the Pentagon, in total killing nearly 3,000 people–an unforgettable tragedy.…

Women at Work: Glimpses through Time

Recently, while preparing to present a virtual orientation offering a sampling of Prints & Photographs Division collections for representations of work, workers and labor themes, I found myself selecting image after image that showed women working in a variety of industrial and office settings (at the same time recognizing that for centuries women have also performed work inside the home).…