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Noyes Library ( Carol M. Highsmith ) The Noyes Library for Young Children in Kensington, Md., is a one-room, storybook-style cottage.

City of Honolulu

Aerial view of Waikiki Beach and Honolulu, Hawaii, December 10, 2005. Photographer Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

The Witch's House

The Spadena House, also known as The Witch's House, is a storybook house in Beverly Hills, California. Photo, 2012 by Carol M. Highsmith. The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Theodore Roosevelt Island Memorial Plaza

Theodore Roosevelt Island & Memorial, Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

Houston, TX

Fireworks over Houston, Texas. Photographer Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Eastham, MA

The Knowles Doane House, built in 1765 in the Eastham Historic District on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The French Quarter

French Quarter clown, New Orleans, Louisiana. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Jefferson Memorial with cherry blossoms, Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, ca. 1980-2006. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The French Quarter

2006 Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana, a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

City of Natchez

Mammy's Cupboard Restaurant, Natchez, Mississippi, October 10, 2008. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.