Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives

Traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian featuring 106 digitally-produced prints.

Exhibited from May 20, 2006 to July 16, 2006

This exhibition was created by the National Archives and Record Administration and organized for travel by the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Services. It is a survey of 106 digitally-produced prints which illustrate the trials and triumps of American life over the past century.


Themes include labor/leisure; conflict/peace; prosperity/depression. The works of important photographers Lewis Hine, Walter Lubken, George Ackerman, Charles Fenno Jacobs, Dorothea Lange and Danny Lyon will be arranged in reverse chronology to give MAH visitors a visual historical timeline. NARA chose images what would attract school groups, students, Baby Boomers, seniors, historians and photographers.

Sponsored in part by Karl and Joan Mertz.