Here you will find all the images used on this site, and other relevant photographs.
Family Photo Album
Alger Hiss high school yearbook portrait
Priscilla Fansler as a girl
Priscilla Fansler after college
Alger Hiss in law school
Priscilla, Catherine, Alger and Donald Hiss (back), Alger's aunt and mother (front)
Alger's mother in 1939.
Alger's sister Anna Hiss
Thomas and Willia Fansler, Priscilla Hiss's parents
Hiss's stepson Timothy Hobson, about 12 years old, in Washington D.C., ca. 1938.
Alger, Tony and Prossy Hiss, 1941
Hiss's stepson Timothy Hobson (age 17), Alger Hiss and his son Tony (age 2) in wartime Washington D.C., winter 1944. Hobson is wearing his Navy V-12 cadet uniform.
Alger with Tim Hobson, Priscilla Hiss, and Ben Moore, early 1940s
Donald Hiss, early 1940s
Alger Hiss's brother, Donald, and his one-year-old son Bosley, Washington D.C., 1942.
Alger and Tony Hiss, Peacham, VT, 1948
Tony Hiss on a school trip to a New England farm while his father was still in jail.
Tony Hiss at his New York City grade school during his father's years in jail.
Tony Hiss at age 10
Priscilla Hiss during the Lewisburg years.
Card from the Lewisburg Inn
Alger Hiss’s Life and Career
Alger Hiss in 1905
Alger Hiss high school yearbook page
Alger Hiss's yearbook page from Johns Hopkins University, Class of '26
A page from Alger Hiss's Johns Hopkins yearbook shows him with other members of the Cane Club, a social and service club.
Portrait of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Letter from Alger to his mother, 1929 (page 1)
Letter from Alger to his mother,1929 (page 2)
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Alger Hiss at the Justice's summer home in Beverly Farms, Mass., June 1930. Both Alger Hiss and his brother, Donald, served as secretaries to Holmes the year after their graduation from Harvard Law School.
Alger Hiss as a young lawyer
Alger Hiss, State Department official photo
Alger Hiss in his State Department office, ca. 1940.
Alger Hiss (at right) with State Department colleagues en route to the Yalta Conference in the Soviet Union, February, 1945.
Alger Hiss at the United Nations organizing conference in San Francisco, spring 1945. Hiss is standing at the right. Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. is seated second from the left. John Foster Dulles, who later became President Eisenhower's Secretary of State, is seated third from the left.
Alger Hiss (seated in the foreground next to Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius, Jr.), is shown at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in June 1945. Hiss served as Secretary General of the Conference. At the rostrum is President Truman.
Alger Hiss flies the United Nations charter to Washington, D.C. after the San Francisco Conference on a special plane for President Truman's signature. (The charter, unlike the plane's passenger, had its own parachute.)
Alger Hiss leaves prison on November 27, 1954, flanked by Tony and Priscilla Hiss.
Alger Hiss arrives home from prison, November 27, 1954
Alger Hiss reinstated news clipping, August 6, 1975
Alger Hiss at his New York City desk where he worked as a printing salesman, celebrating his readmission to the Massachusetts bar on August 5, 1975.
Alger Hiss is sworn in as a member of the Massachusetts bar, August 6, 1975
The Hiss Case
Alger Hiss testifies before HUAC on August 5, 1948.
Alger Hiss examines photos of Whittaker Chambers at a televised HUAC hearing on August 25, 1948.
Alger Hiss talks to newsmen in his New York apartment about that day's testimony before HUAC on August 17, 1948. Hiss was speaking to newsmen only after he was informed that his supposedly secret testimony had been leaked to the press.
Whittaker and Esther Chambers
Cartoon on Pumpkin Papers, 1948
Richard Nixon examines a Pumpkin Papers filmstrip for the press.
Cartoon by Fred Packer, Daily Mirror, December 9, 1948
Cartoon by Herblock (Herbert Lawrence Block), Washington Post, December 12, 1948
Cartoon, Rube Goldberg, New York Sun, Dec 15, 1948
Samuel H. Kaufman, judge in the first Hiss trial
Alger Hiss and his lead attorney, Lloyd Paul Stryker, arrive at the Federal Courthouse in New York City, May 31, 1949, for the opening of Hiss's first perjury trial.
Courtroom sketch of Lloyd Paul Stryker, lead attorney for Alger Hiss, cross-examining Whittaker Chambers, 1949
Courtroom sketch of Alger Hiss by Jack Raymond, "Post Home News"
1245 30th Street NW, Washington D.C., Hiss residence central to Chambers' accusations
Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Sayre
Alger and Priscilla Hiss during a break in the Hiss trials.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas F. Murphy
Hede Massing, prosecution witness in the second Hiss trial
Alger and Priscilla Hiss with family and friends leaving court after the guilty verdict.
Letter from Alger Hiss to his Son Tony, 1953, page 1
Letter from Alger Hiss to his Son Tony, 1953, page 2
Two letters from Matthew Josephson to Jeff Kisseloff and Alger Hiss reveal the warmth between Hiss and his friends. (1/2)
Two letters from Matthew Josephson to Jeff Kisseloff and Alger Hiss reveal the warmth between Hiss and his friends. (2/2)
FBI Interview notes, Gerard Reilly with Donald Hiss, Feb. 7, 1949 (1/2)
FBI Interview notes, Gerard Reilly with Donald Hiss, Feb. 7, 1949 (2/2)
FBI Washington field office memo to Herbert Hoover, Jan. 29, 1952
“Hiss Identifies Yalta Notation,” The New York Times, 1955
FBI notes on Chambers’ May 1942 Statement re His Break with the Communist Party
FBI Memo of Chambers’ March 1946 Statement re His Break with the Party
FBI Memo Describing Chambers’ Misidentification of “Felix” (December 1948)
Rug Check Mentioned by George Silverman to the Grand Jury (December 1948)
Rug Receipt Mentioned by George Silverman to the Grand Jury (December 1948)
A page from the Pumpkin Papers
A page from the Baltimore Documents
“The Pumpkin Capers, Introduced and Explained by Alger Hiss,” The Real World (1976), cover
“The Pumpkin Capers, Introduced and Explained by Alger Hiss,” The Real World (1976), page 1
“The Pumpkin Capers, Introduced and Explained by Alger Hiss,” The Real World (1976), page 2
“The Pumpkin Capers, Introduced and Explained by Alger Hiss,” The Real World (1976), page 3
“The Pumpkin Capers, Introduced and Explained by Alger Hiss,” The Real World (1976), page 4