1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) Portrait photographs--1900-1940.

  1. National Photo Company collection

    ca. 40,000 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; various sizes.. ca. 40,000 negatives : glass, and some safety film ; from 4 x 5 in. to 8 x 10 in.. -- Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    The National Photo Company Collection documents virtually all aspects of Washington, D.C., life, including inaugurations, sports, landmarks, conventions, and topics of local interest. During the administrations of Presidents Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover, the National Photo Company supplied photographs of current news events in Washington, D.C., as a daily service to its subscribers. Herbert French, the National Photo Company owner and a photographer himself, was a member of the White House News Photographers at the time of its founding. He covered the administrations of Presidents Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. His collection of portraits includes many prominent officials and social figures. Visitors to the capital, protests and parades, conventions and meetings, events in Congress, inaugurations and White House events, and to a limited extent, world events in general are represented in the collection. Herbert French was particularly fond of baseball, and the Washington Senators are documented thoroughly, especially in years when they were the contenders for the pennant. Similarly he covered horse shows and automobile racing.