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H1 The Library of Congress Homepage
H2 Featured Items
H2 Trending
H2 Your Library
H2 Free to Use and Reuse: Fish and Fishing
H2 African American woman fishing at the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C. Photo by Toni Frissell, 1957.
H2 Native Americans fishing at the "Soo," St. Mary's Rapids, Sault Ste. Marie. Color print, 1901.
H2 Boy fishing. Photo, 1936.
H2 Sponge Fishing. Color print, 1897.
H2 River trout. Color woodcut by Hiroshige Andō, 1841-1844.
H2 Big Fish Supper Club, Bena, Minnesota. Color photo by John Margolies, 1980.
H2 Shad Fishing. Fishers and Catch. Photo by Bain News Service, 1915.
H2 Net Fishing. Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1909-1923.
H2 Little White Kitties: Fishing. Color print by Currier & Ives, 1871.
H2 Fishing. Color print, 1905.
H2 Oh, don't hurt me! cried Tom. I only want to look at you; you are so handsome. Watercolor by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1916, for The Water-Babies book.
H2 School and Family Charts ... Fishes. Color poster, 1890.
H2 Edward Llewellen with the World's Record Black Sea Bass, which he caught, (425 lbs.), time 41 min., at Catalina Island, California. Photo by Ironmonger, 1903.
H2 Allen & Ginter, Richmond, Virginia. 50 fish from American waters. You will catch one in each package of Virginia Bright, ... cigarettes. Color poster by Lindner, Eddy & Clauss, lith., N.Y., late-18...
H2 Visit the Aquarium in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Poster by Robert Muchley, 1936 or 1937.
H2 "Tom Kod Peluk," Inuit woman ice fishing for tomcod, Nome, Alaska. Photo by Lomen Bros., 1903-1907.
H2 Fishing thru ice. Photo by Bain News Service, 1910-1915.
H2 Wishram fisherman, Columbia River. Photo by Edward Curtis, 1910.
H2 Japanese man surf fishing, Belmar, New Jersey. Photo by Bain News Service, about 1908.
H2 Tuna Derby, Galilee, Rhode Island. Color photo by Thomas Burns, 1979. American Folklife Center
H2 Man and boy fishing by shore. Photo by Detroit Publishing Co. 1910-1920.
H2 Doris Gottscho, holding fish and fishing pole, sitting on a fence. Photo by Samuel Gottscho, 1919 or 1920.
H2 Kid fishing, Bonnet Shores, Rhode Island. Photo by Henry Horenstein, 1979. American Folklife Center
H2 African American girl fishing in a ditch, Louisiana Delta Project, Louisiana. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, 1940.
H2 Three young cutters who work in Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #4. Ages 10 to 12. Work regularly, Eastport, Maine. (Sardines) Photo by Lewis Hine, 1911.
H2 George Washington's Fishing Tackle. Photo by J.A. Anderson, 1906.
H2 A Cape Ann fisherman mending his nets, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Photo by Detroit Publishing Co., 1900-1906.
H2 "Fish thrower" at the Pike Place Fish Company, Seattle, Washington. Color photo by Carol Highsmith, about 2000.
H2 Roadside stand near Birmingham, Alabama. Photo by Walker Evans, 1943.
H2 Fishing Boat. Astoria, Oregon. Photo by Russell Lee, 1941.
H2 Herring Fishing, Norway. Color stereo photograph, about 1900.
H2 Fishing. Fish Story. Photo by Theodor Horydczak, 1935.
H2 Fishing. Three fish. Photo by Theodor Horydczak, 1935.
H2 Fish. Color print, 1898.
H2 A catfish figure in Belzoni, Mississippi, the farm-raised Catfish Capital. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2017.
H2 Sailfish specimen. Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1936
H2 Tetraodon angusticeps (narrow-headed puffer fish). Plate 28 in volume 4 of "The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle." Book illustration, 1839-1843. Rare Book Division
H2 Sergeant major or Cow pilot (top) and Rainbow parrot fish (bottom). Color illustration by Hashimein Murayama in The Book of Fishes, 1924. General Collections.
H2 Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California. Color photo by Carol Highsmith, 2012.
H2 Feeding the carp, Park at Fontainebleau, Paris, France. Print after the painting by P.C. Comte, 1878.
H2 Woman wearing a hat shaped like a fish. Photo by Theodore Marceau, 1914.
H2 The Lost Trail: a comedy drama of western life by Anthony E. Wills. Color theater poster, 1907.
H2 What are you going to do about it? Color print, 1879.
H2 The "Hooch hound" in action. Photo by National Photo Co., 1922. (Dog trained to detect liquor during prohibition.)
H2 Mt. Hood (11,225 ft.) one of America's famous mountains, from Lost Lake, Oregon. Stereograph photo by Underwood & Underwood, 1902.
H2 The Adventures of today are the memories of tomorrow: National parks. Color poster by Dorothy Waugh, 1930s.
H2 A Monstrous Fish. Illustration in Thevet, La Cosmographie universelle ... (Paris, 1575). Rare Book Division
H2 Black bass fishing. Color print, 1907.
H2 Field and Stream. Cover illustration by Osborne Mayer, Volume 20, Number 1 (May 1915). General Collections
H2 Paradise Brook Trout Co. Henryville, Pennsylvania. (Trout farm) Color advertisement, mid-1900s.
H3 Jesmyn Ward to Receive Library Prize for Fiction
H3 Summer Movies on the Lawn
H3 George Chauncey Is Recipient of 2022 Kluge Prize
H3 Thursday Night Fun & Programs
H3 Play Ball! Baseball Resources at the Library
H3 Top Searches:
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https://www.loc.gov/Anchor Skip to main content
https://www.loc.gov/Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/discover/Discover
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https://www.loc.gov/visit/Visit
https://www.loc.gov/education/Education
https://www.loc.gov/connect/Connect
https://www.loc.gov/about/About
https://ask.loc.gov/External Ask a Librarian
https://www.loc.gov/help/Help
https://www.loc.gov/contact/Contact
https://catalog.loc.gov/External Search Online Catalog
http://copyright.gov/External Copyright.gov
https://www.congress.gov/External Congress.gov
https://newsroom.loc.gov/news/...External Jesmyn Ward to Receive Library Prize for Fiction Ward is author of award-winning novels "Sing, Unburied, Sing" and "Salvage the Bones".
https://newsroom.loc.gov/news/...External Summer Movies on the Lawn Fun classics in an open-air setting, Thursday nights through August 4.
https://newsroom.loc.gov/news/...External George Chauncey Is Recipient of 2022 Kluge Prize Leading scholar on LGBTQ+ history & culture receives prize for the study of humanity.
https://www.loc.gov/live/Thursday Night Fun & Programs "Live at the Library" features evening engagement in a gorgeous setting.
https://guides.loc.gov/baseballExternal Play Ball! Baseball Resources at the Library Get a look inside one of the largest and most diverse baseball-related collections.
https://catalog.loc.gov/External Library Catalog
https://www.loc.gov/collections/Digital Collections
https://research-appointments....External Researchers
https://www.loc.gov/visit/Visitors
https://www.loc.gov/teachers/Teachers
https://blogs.loc.gov/External Blogs
https://copyright.gov/External U.S. Copyright Office
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https://www.loc.gov/search/?q=wpaWPA
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https://www.loc.gov/kluge/Watch Historian of a Modern Movement: Kluge Prize Recipient George Chauncey
https://newsroom.loc.gov/news/...External Explore Reading Rooms Get a Glimpse into DC's Most Beautiful Spaces in July
https://www.loc.gov/bookfest/National Book Festival Mark Your Calender for Sept. 3 as We Return to the Convention Center
https://newsroom.loc.gov/External News Get the Latest News from the Library of Congress
https://www.loc.gov/events/Events Our Calendar of Upcoming Events, In-Person & Virtual
https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/Exhibitions Explore Library Exhibitions in Person & Online
https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2022...External Blog The Genius of Cameroon's Sultan Ibrahim Njoya
https://www.loc.gov/about/More about the Library
https://www.loc.gov/visit/Plan Your Visit
http://www.loc.gov/rr/Research Centers
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https://www.loc.gov/free-to-use/content that is free to use and reuse
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/resource/ppmsca.01947/African American woman fishing at the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C. Photo by Toni Frissell, 1957.
/resource/det.4a31696/IMG-ALT Pairs of men in several canoes that face into the water rapids.
/resource/det.4a31696/Native Americans fishing at the "Soo," St. Mary's Rapids, Sault Ste. Marie. Color print, 1901.
/resource/fsa.8e03362/IMG-ALT Boy leaning over water fishing with a home-made fishing pole.
/resource/fsa.8e03362/Boy fishing. Photo, 1936.
/resource/pga.01210/IMG-ALT Naked men dive off single-mast sail boats (several with American flags) and retrieve sponges from the sea floor. A numbered key identifies 47 activities show...
/resource/pga.01210/Sponge Fishing. Color print, 1897.
/resource/jpd.00505/IMG-ALT Four brown fish swimming near each other, with Japanese characters in the background.
/resource/jpd.00505/River trout. Color woodcut by Hiroshige Andō, 1841-1844.
/resource/mrg.07416/IMG-ALT Large building shaped like a fish with its mouth open.
/resource/mrg.07416/Big Fish Supper Club, Bena, Minnesota. Color photo by John Margolies, 1980.
/resource/ppmsca.41730/IMG-ALT A long row of men and women hold a net full of small fish. Sail boats are in the background.
/resource/ppmsca.41730/Shad Fishing. Fishers and Catch. Photo by Bain News Service, 1915.
/resource/hec.07254/IMG-ALT Seven men standing in a circle in knee-deep water are holding a net under the water.
/resource/hec.07254/Net Fishing. Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1909-1923.
/resource/pga.09354/IMG-ALT Two white cats sticking their paws inside a small round fishbowl, where two goldfish swim.
/resource/pga.09354/Little White Kitties: Fishing. Color print by Currier & Ives, 1871.
/resource/ppmsca.59523/IMG-ALT Woman in a dress and hat sitting on a dock with a fishing pole.
/resource/ppmsca.59523/Fishing. Color print, 1905.
/resource/ppmsc.05895/IMG-ALT A small boy sits underwater and watches two large fish who are approaching him.
/resource/ppmsc.05895/Oh, don't hurt me! cried Tom. I only want to look at you; you are so handsome. Watercolor by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1916, for The Water-Babies book.
/resource/ppmsca.44347/IMG-ALT A 5 x 6 color grid illustrating a variety of reptiles and fish.
/resource/ppmsca.44347/School and Family Charts ... Fishes. Color poster, 1890.
/resource/cph.3b03723/IMG-ALT Man with hat, suspenders and fishing pole poses next to a large fish. The fish is upright with its tail on the ground and is several feet taller and wider th...
/resource/cph.3b03723/Edward Llewellen with the World's Record Black Sea Bass, which he caught, (425 lbs.), time 41 min., at Catalina Island, California. Photo by Ironmonger, 1903.
/resource/ppmsca.09305/IMG-ALT Color drawing of a large fish hanging from a string. 50 miniature fish drawings can be seen both on the large fish and elsewhere on the page.
/resource/ppmsca.09305/Allen & Ginter, Richmond, Virginia. 50 fish from American waters. You will catch one in each package of Virginia Bright, ... cigarettes. Color poster by Lind...
/resource/cph.3b49065/IMG-ALT Hand-drawn scene shows different types of fish swimming among underwater vegetation. Beneath the drawing are the words: "Visit the Aquarium in Fairmont Park."
/resource/cph.3b49065/Visit the Aquarium in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Poster by Robert Muchley, 1936 or 1937.
/resource/ppmsc.02385/IMG-ALT Smiling, seated woman, fishing through a hole in the ice, with buildings in the distant background.
/resource/ppmsc.02385/"Tom Kod Peluk," Inuit woman ice fishing for tomcod, Nome, Alaska. Photo by Lomen Bros., 1903-1907.
/resource/ggbain.10041/IMG-ALT Man sitting on a bucket and fishing through a hole in the ice.
/resource/ggbain.10041/Fishing thru ice. Photo by Bain News Service, 1910-1915.
/resource/cph.3a47158/IMG-ALT Shirtless man standing high on a cliff, sticking a large spear into the water below.
/resource/cph.3a47158/Wishram fisherman, Columbia River. Photo by Edward Curtis, 1910.
/resource/ppmsca.19492/IMG-ALT Man in white shirt, bow tie, and hat stands next to the ocean with a fish dangling from his hook. Two similarly dressed youths look on.
/resource/ppmsca.19492/Japanese man surf fishing, Belmar, New Jersey. Photo by Bain News Service, about 1908.
/resource/afc1991022.afc199102...IMG-ALT Large sign on the beach has the words: "Galilee's Annual Events and Tournaments" along with numerous details regarding the activities.'
/resource/afc1991022.afc199102...Tuna Derby, Galilee, Rhode Island. Color photo by Thomas Burns, 1979. American Folklife Center
/resource/det.4a26655/IMG-ALT Barefoot boy in overalls fishes with a long bamboo rod while an adult man in suspenders watches him.
/resource/det.4a26655/Man and boy fishing by shore. Photo by Detroit Publishing Co. 1910-1920.
/resource/cph.3c28076/IMG-ALT Young white girl in overalls and a big, floppy hat is sitting on a wood fence and holding a home made fishing pole with two small fish hanging from a hook.
/resource/cph.3c28076/Doris Gottscho, holding fish and fishing pole, sitting on a fence. Photo by Samuel Gottscho, 1919 or 1920.
/resource/afc1991022.afc199102...IMG-ALT Smiling white, blonde-haired boy, wearing a striped shirt and standing next to the water with a fishing pole.
/resource/afc1991022.afc199102...Kid fishing, Bonnet Shores, Rhode Island. Photo by Henry Horenstein, 1979. American Folklife Center
/resource/fsa.8c35824/IMG-ALT Two youths crouch on their knees and extend fishing poles over a narrow water-filled ditch lined with tall grasses at the edge of a field.
/resource/fsa.8c35824/African American girl fishing in a ditch, Louisiana Delta Project, Louisiana. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, 1940.
/resource/nclc.00972/IMG-ALT Three young boys cut fish on a table while an adult man looks on.
/resource/nclc.00972/Three young cutters who work in Seacoast Canning Co., Factory #4. Ages 10 to 12. Work regularly, Eastport, Maine. (Sardines) Photo by Lewis Hine, 1911.
/resource/cph.3b03958/IMG-ALT Close-up view of fish hooks, line, and hook container.
/resource/cph.3b03958/George Washington's Fishing Tackle. Photo by J.A. Anderson, 1906.
/resource/det.4a12198/IMG-ALT Bearded man in rain jacket smokes a pipe while fixing a fishing net. An anchor attached to the net rests against building behind the man.
/resource/det.4a12198/A Cape Ann fisherman mending his nets, Gloucester, Massachusetts. Photo by Detroit Publishing Co., 1900-1906.
/resource/highsm.16470/IMG-ALT Man in orange overalls prepares to throw a fish at a fish market.
/resource/highsm.16470/"Fish thrower" at the Pike Place Fish Company, Seattle, Washington. Color photo by Carol Highsmith, about 2000.
/resource/fsa.8c52874/IMG-ALT Two boys hold large, round fruits in front of a roadside stand advertising the sale of fish and "Honest Weights, Square Dealings."
/resource/fsa.8c52874/Roadside stand near Birmingham, Alabama. Photo by Walker Evans, 1943.
/resource/fsa.8c22655/IMG-ALT Fishing trawler with American flag painted on the side, floating on the water.
/resource/fsa.8c22655/Fishing Boat. Astoria, Oregon. Photo by Russell Lee, 1941.
/resource/stereo.1s34429/IMG-ALT A fleet of fishing boats moored on the water with mountains in the background.
/resource/stereo.1s34429/Herring Fishing, Norway. Color stereo photograph, about 1900.
/resource/thc.5a36385/IMG-ALT Drawing of three people on a boat. The man talks and holds his hands apart as if indicating the length of a fish while the two women smoke cigarettes and lis...
/resource/thc.5a36385/Fishing. Fish Story. Photo by Theodor Horydczak, 1935.
/resource/thc.5a36383/IMG-ALT Two men and one woman pose together with each holding up a fish they have caught.
/resource/thc.5a36383/Fishing. Three fish. Photo by Theodor Horydczak, 1935.
/resource/ppmsca.58775/IMG-ALT Several fish hang from a string, which has been nailed into a wooden wall.
/resource/ppmsca.58775/Fish. Color print, 1898.
/resource/highsm.46917/IMG-ALT Statue of large black catfish standing upright, wearing a shirt with an "S" on the front of it like "Superman."
/resource/highsm.46917/A catfish figure in Belzoni, Mississippi, the farm-raised Catfish Capital. Photo by Carol Highsmith, 2017.
/resource/hec.40272/IMG-ALT Man in tie and white apron displays a large fish, which possesses a long bill and tall dorsal fin.
/resource/hec.40272/Sailfish specimen. Photo by Harris & Ewing, 1936
/resource/rbctos.2017gen16152v...IMG-ALT Profile drawing of an entire fish and a separate close-up image of the top of the fish's head.
/resource/rbctos.2017gen16152v...Tetraodon angusticeps (narrow-headed puffer fish). Plate 28 in volume 4 of "The Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle." Book illustration, 1839-1843. Rare B...
/resource/gdcmassbookdig.booko...IMG-ALT Color page of book showing two groups of fish. The top illustration shows fish with black stripes on a yellow body. The bottom illustration shows fish with p...
/resource/gdcmassbookdig.booko...Sergeant major or Cow pilot (top) and Rainbow parrot fish (bottom). Color illustration by Hashimein Murayama in The Book of Fishes, 1924. General Collections.
/resource/highsm.21033/IMG-ALT Two orange fish swim near the water's surface next to blooming lily pads.
/resource/highsm.21033/Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California. Color photo by Carol Highsmith, 2012.
/resource/pga.00121/IMG-ALT Two women in long dresses throw food to fish in a pool. The fish have gathered near the women.
/resource/pga.00121/Feeding the carp, Park at Fontainebleau, Paris, France. Print after the painting by P.C. Comte, 1878.
/resource/ppmsca.18646/IMG-ALT Portrait of a woman wearing a fish-shaped object on her head and holding a fish-shaped object in her lap.
/resource/ppmsca.18646/Woman wearing a hat shaped like a fish. Photo by Theodore Marceau, 1914.
/resource/var.0092/IMG-ALT A smiling woman in a dress and cowboy hat holds up a bundle of fish she has caught to a smiling man in a vest and cowboy hat.
/resource/var.0092/The Lost Trail: a comedy drama of western life by Anthony E. Wills. Color theater poster, 1907.
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