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WR152: History of American Photography and Photojournalism

News Photos: Library Databases

AP Images White House protest photos

News photographs showing protests at the White House, via the AP Images database.
Top, left to right: Anti-lynching (1946); Anti-nuclear tests (1958); Anti-Castro (1961)
Bottom, left to right: Anti-Vietnam War (1970); Anti-abortion (1982); Veterans chained to the fence to protest military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on LGBT service members (2010)

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Digitized Newspapers

Digitized newspapers allow you to see news photographs in the context in which they appeared. 

Newspaper front pages of disasters with photos

Front page U.S. newspaper coverage of disasters: Top, left to right: Hurricane Katrina (2005); the Cocoanut Grove fire (1942); Earthquake in Haiti (2010). Bottom: Earthquake and tsunami in Japan (2011); California fires (2018); Boston molasses flood (1919). (Click image for larger view.)


     ProQuest Digitized Newspapers: Recent Newspapers

The digitized recent newspapers start with issues from 2008 and are updated approximately every three months.

TV News

Image from NBC News

Scene from NBC News coverage of the Iraq War, October 17, 2002 (via Vanderbilt Television News Archive database)

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