Marking the end of the 20th century, this volume selects 157 photographs from one of the world's largest photographic archives -- the vast collections of the Nat. Archives & Records Admin. (NARA) in Wash., DC, regional records facilities, & Presidential libraries. The photographs depict momentous events, illustrate changes in American society, & capture the hopes & fears of the people. At the same time, they demonstrate the role of Government photography in the U.S. Interspersed through the book are portfolios of the work of 8 distinguished photographers: Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Walter Lubken, Lewis Hine, George Ackerman, Charles Fenno Jacobs, Yoichi Okamoto, & Danny Lyon.Carlin, John W. is the author of 'Picturing the Century 100 Years of Photography from the National Archives' with ISBN 9780756763169 and ISBN 0756763169.