The NCHS has received generous photography donations throughout the years. Over the past decade our volunteer staff and librarians have prioritized these collections in our digital strategy. Click through below to explore how we have classified our photo files by their general subject matter, get a glimpse into the 50,000+ negatives donated by the Napa Valley Register, and view thumbnails of just a handful of our collections. 

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Check out some of these fascinating photographs from the NCHS archives. Search the online catalog to see more of our extensive collections.