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About the PH Filing Series Photograph
The PH filing series section of the catalog covers more than 2,500 original, individually cataloged photographic prints and more than 100 portfolios containing sets of prints created between the 1840s and the present. Many of the Library's photographic prints that have a special aesthetic, technical, or historic importance are preserved in this series, which emphasizes access by the photographers's names and the type of photographic process. The Library acquired the prints from many sources, which generally appear in the catalog records. New works continue to be added to the series.
Approximately one-third of the photographs in the PH Filing Series have been digitized; generally these are items for which reproduction has been requested.