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Pictures of the United States

photos of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Alabama, Covington, Kentucky, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hollywood, the Huntington botanical gardens, Newport Beach, the La Brea Tar pits, Detroit, Michigan, Baltimore, Maryland, New Jersey, and Providence, Rhode Island, by photographer David Henry. Regardez cette page en français

Go to the index of pictures of the United States, or take look at pictures of… All of these pictures are available as high-resolution TIFF image files, and naturally, any of these pictures can be converted to black and white. Many others were taken at each photo shoot, so there are plenty of other choices if you don’t see exactly what you are looking for…


The Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco seen from the corner of Broadway Street and Columbus Avenue in the North Beach District.

The Transamerica Tower in San Francisco

A shaft of sunlight sent down by a space in the clouds lights up a tanker a few miles off the western coast of San Francisco, seen from the Cliffhouse restaurant near the Seal Rocks.

A sunset over the west side of San Francisco

The Seal Rocks, a rock formation of four islands 350 feet west of Ocean Beach. The Rocks’ name comes from the sea lions who used to bask on the islands.

The Seal Rocks off the western coast of San Francisco

The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opened for traffic in 1936 and the lights decorating the suspension cables were added in 1986.

The Bay Bridge in San Francisco Bay at night

Two houses built in the classic Victorian style at 361 and 363 Church Street in San Francisco’s Mission Dolores district.

Quintessential Victorian homes in San Francisco

Owen Dias sitting on a fire hydrant at the corner of Market Street and Powell Street in San Francisco with his iconic colorful signs reading, “No unlawful sex”, “Fornicator you ought to quit your whoring now!”, etc.

A sidewalk preacher in the City by the Bay

Mel Weiss and Harold Dobbs opened the first Mel’s drive-in back in 1947 in San Francisco

Mel’s Drive-In, Hollywood

Henry Huntington began developing the Botanical Gardens in 1903.

A field of cacti at the Huntington botanical gardens, San Marino

A pleasant diversion among the bonsai in the Japanese section of the gardens.

A stand of bamboo at the Huntington botanical gardens

Some features of the Japanese garden are the temple bell, the canyons with spring-flowering trees, stone lanterns and pagodas.

The Japanese house on the hillside across the lake in the Huntington botanical gardens

True to Hollywood form, the church of Scientology counts Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, and John Travolta as members

The Scientology building on Hollywood Boulevard

The El Capitan Theatre opened on May 3, 1926, as “Hollywood’s First Home of Spoken Drama,” featuring elaborate East Indian design by San Francisco architect G. Albert Lansburgh.

The El Capitan movie theater on Hollywood Boulevard

The handball court belongs to the city’s school.

A handball court on Newport Beach, near Los Angeles

The L. Ron Hubbard Christmas village on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

The L. Ron Hubbard Christmas “Winter Wonderland” on Hollywood Boulevard

Prehistoric animals having fun in the warm Californian sun

The Rancho La Brea Tar pits Museum of Los Angeles County

This structure was briefly the tallest in the city, until the Los Angeles City Hall was built in 1932

The Hollywood First National Bank on Hollywood Boulevard

The front lawn and porch of a house in Lexington, Kentucky decorated with dozens of lawn ornaments and flowers.

A house with lawn ornaments in Kentucky

Much of what he sells is his own creation

A man selling crystal jewelry on Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Is it true that the best things in life are free?

A sign offering free dirt, Alabama

A man who keeps his beer on a leash

Beer drinker, Covington, Kentucky

A family waiting to enter Elvis Presley’s mansion

Waiting to enter Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Face to face with my airplane

The last picture I took on American soil in 1996, Detroit, Michigan

Someone who might know a lot on many subjects: sports, religion, cigars, etc.

The Cigar Priest, Baltimore, Maryland

Slated for destruction in 1969 because of the structure’s dilapidated condition, Lucy the Elephant was rebuilt, renovated and reopened to the public in 1978

Lucy the Elephant in Margate, New Jersey

Geno’s was opened in 1966 at 1219 South 9th Street, at the corner of Passyunk.

Geno’s Philly Cheese Steak Restaurant, Philadelphia

A display of Police department badges from around the United States, testimony of support for officer Daniel Faulkner, allegedly killed by taxi driver Mumia Abu-Jamal, December 9th, 1981.

A memorial to officer Daniel Faulkner at Geno’s Philly Cheese Steak Restaurant

Downtown Providence during the Fire-Water festival

A fifty-year-old diner built inside a tractor trailer truck, Providence, Rhode Island

A man selling freshly-picked catnip on the sidewalk in New York City for $2 per bag with all kinds of other cat regalia around him: collages, a book, photographs, clippings from magazines, etc…

A man selling catnip in Manhattan

A homeless man bent over, arranging cigarette butts in to little cross configurations on the sidewalk in New York’s Times Square.

A man fiddling around with cigarette butts in the Theater District in Manhattan


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