Researching Photographs of Congress

The House Collection includes thousands of photographs that document the people, events, and spaces of Congress. Many of these images have been digitized and are available on our website. To view photographs of former Members, search or browse in People Search. To view photographs of House spaces, staff, and events, browse or search for photographs in Collections Search.

Reproductions of House Collection images are provided for educational or scholarly purposes. Please refer to our rights and reproductions policy for more information about copyright and how to place a request. If you have research questions about photographs in the collection, contact us at or 202-226-1300.

Photographs that are part of committee records are considered the official records of the House, and are stored at the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration. To view these photos, contact the Still Picture Branch at or 301-837-0561.

For images of current Members of Congress, please contact the individual Member’s office directly. Contact information can be found through the main page of the U.S. House of Representatives website.