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Images in partnership with Fotolia now offers a stunning collection of over 15 million microstock royalty-free images priced as low as 84 cents an image.  For a fee, AP and Corbis Images now offer access to more than 10 million images covering  breaking news, sports, entertainment, archival and creative images from across the globe.

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

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The British Museum contains one of the world's largest collections of art and artefacts related to the history of mankind. The collection is rich in objects from Greek and Roman civilizations, including a significant collection of sculptures from the Parthenon, the 5th century BCE temple located on the Acropolis in Athens.

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More and more cultural heritage institutions are contributing digital images to Flickr. The Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum, the Getty, and Library of Congress are just a few of them. Some images may be subject to copyright restrictions.

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Over 10 billion images are available.  The quality of the images vary and may be subject to copyright restrictions.

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American Memory is the gateway to 9 million digitized items organized into 100 thematic collections from the Library of Congress’s vast resources that document U.S. history and culture. Original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music.

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This online catalog features nearly one million digital images taken from the Library's 50+ collections of prints and photographs. Included are images from the National Child Labor Committee Collection, the U.S. News and World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, the Library of Congress Baseball Card Collection, and the Collection of Architecture, Design and Engineering Drawings.

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Photography: The World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.  Some images are well-known while many have rarely been viewed.  Photography: The World Through the Lens delivers photographs from Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  Key areas of research covered include: 

  • Exploration and travel
  • Empire, colonization, and life in colonized regions
  • Topography and archaeology
  • Daily life in the nineteenth century in countries across the globe
  • People and portraiture
  • Science, medicine, and criminology
  • Photography as reproduction of art works
  • Key events and wars

 

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This site lists a number of sources of public domain images on the Web. The presence of a resource on this list does not guarantee that all or any of the images in it are in the public domain. You are still responsible for checking the copyright status of images.

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Digital library of primary materials from across the globe.

Advertising

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A digital collection from Duke University of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.

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An online searchable collection of over 50,000 images of press and TV advertising, magazines, cinema posters, ephemera, and comics.

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Another digital collection from Duke University of over 9,000 images from the United States' early history of advertising.

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A large archive of UK advertising history. Currently, every entry to the British Television Advertising Awards from 1977 to the present are available online (Arrows Archive). Although there is not an online database of images, they welcome research requests.

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The Library of Congress American Memory project contains many digital collections of images and multimedia on a variety of topics. Two collections relating to advertising are: Broadsides and Printed Ephemera and Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements.

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The New York Public Digital Library contains many collections of images that are constantly being added to. Collections that may contain images related to advertising: American Popular Song Sheet Covers, 1890-1922, Turn of the Century Posters, and Art from the George Arents Collection on Tobacco.

African Studies

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Aluka is an international, collaborative initiative building a digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa.

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The National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, features African art from antiquity to the present.

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The Ross Archive of African Images is a comprehensive database of over 7,000 images

The Americas

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The Archives of American Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution, is a huge collection of over 16 million primary source materials consisting of diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, films, audio recordings, video recordings, and many more artifacts documenting American culture.

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

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This University of Pittsburgh website presents the complete double elephant folio set of Audubon’s Birds of America, accompanied by his Ornithological Biography.

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This webpage offers descriptions and links to the Smithsonian's digital collections on different subjects like America on the Move and the Smithsonian's Photography Initiative, many of which contain images as well as supplemental resources.

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This site is a portal to the Library of Congress' vast digital collections about American history and creativity.

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Pathfinder to more than 1 million digital images, the online catalog is one of the largest digital image databases in the world.

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A digital image collection of vases, plates and bowls of various Mesoamerica cultures and a digital image collection of artifacts from the Ancient Americas.

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NYPL Digital Gallery offers thousands of digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, and more. Collections cover artworks and objects, creators, dance, design, furniture, motion pictures, music, ornament, performance, spectacle, theatre, advertising, book binding, dust jackets, friendship books, menus, post cards, posters, trade and greeting cards. Collections include Bernice Abbott's WPA Changing New York photographs, "Classic 6:" New York City Apartment Building Living 1880s-1910s, Metropolis: New York City Water and Transit Infrastructure in Photographs, and many more.

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Contains official White House photographs. Contains recent as well as archival photographs back to 2005.

Anthropology

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Architecture

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ArchNet is an international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations. This part of their website contains access to thousands of images available for educational use.

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360-degree Quicktime panoramic views of monuments in many European cities.

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Use ARTstor to access the images from Archivision. This sub-collection contains core architecture images representing major Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th & 19th Century and Modern sites. Also, click here for a pdf of highlights about ARTstor's architecture and architectural history images. In addition to static images, ARTstor contains QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture from Columbia University.

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A photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage containing over 14,800 photos of 753 sites in twenty countries, with background information and virtual tours.

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A University of Wisconsin digital collection of over 4000 images of medieval Spain taken by Eugene Castleman.

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About 1,700 images and historical documentation for landscape design classes.

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A digital collection from the University of Washington containing over 10,000 images of buildings from around the world and throughout time.

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This database features a selection of images from the DIAP collection including American and European buildings as well as architectural drawings from Avery's Aviador Collection. In addition, one may view selections from the New American Ghetto Collection (images of the Bronx), Construction Photographs of the Empire State Building, and Italian Architectural Photographs.

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A website with images that "explores global, interdisciplinary frameworks for the architectural design and theory of Europe and its colonies, 1400-1800."

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List of more than 200 websites containing image resources for architecture.

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A collection of 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. Subjects are concentrated chiefly in the northeastern United States, especially the New York City area, and Florida.

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This teaching collection from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University comprised of the lantern slides from the schools of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and City Planning, which were combined in 1936 to form the Graduate School of Design. Approximately 2,800 images are available.

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Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections are among the largest and most heavily used in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.

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Contains images and bibliographic information put together by Professor Alison Stones at the University of Pittsburgh. Also contains links to gateways to searchable image databases for Chartres Cathedral and the Benedictine Abbey Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine at Vézelay, projects of University of Pittsburgh's Digital Research Library.

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Images of world architectural sites from pre-historic to modern times collocated by architectural historian Jeffrey Cohen at Bryn Mawr.

Art

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The Archives of American Art is the largest collection of primary resources documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. More than 16 million items of original material are housed in the Archives' research centers in Washington D.C. and New York City.

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Access to thousands of high-quality art images and related multimedia. Drawing on the collections of distinguished museums, there are over 165,000 superior quality images with covering time periods ranging from 3000 B.C. to the present day.

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A guide to art museums and web sites worldwide. 

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The First Art Newspaper on the Web providing a good source of high quality images for modern and contempoary art with international coverage.

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Digital image resource with more than 1,000,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

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Approximately 2 million images of the art and architecture from thirteen European countries contributed by about 80 partnering institutions including archives, museums, universities and research institutes.

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An immense art history portal with links to many image web sites.

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The Classical Art Research Centre, at the University of Oxford, leads and supports research on ancient art. This site includes the Beazley Archive, which includes the world's largest collection of images of ancient figure-decorated pottery.

The Beazley Archive's online databases and our other web resources are freely available through this site.

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Flickr is an online photo management and sharing application. It is home to over five billion of the world’s photos.

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Google’s virtual tour of major art museums and image collections;  close-ups of major works of art.

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The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

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It is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum's collection offers an unparalleled overview of modern and contemporary art.

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National Gallery of Art has made over 20,000 of its works accessible to educators, scholars and the general public.  Because much of the NGA's collection is in the public domain, users of this website can download these high resolution images free of charge and do not need to contact the Gallery for permission.

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The collective resource  of Grove Art Online and other Oxford databases with links to images from the articles.

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The collective resource  of Grove Art Online and other Oxford databases with links to images from the articles.

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UbuWeb is a completely independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, and outsider arts.

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This site provides a comprehensive index to hundreds of Web resources related to American Art.  This is an excellent resource to begin research for anything related to American images or art.

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The Digital Images Collections Wiki is a resource of Free- and Fair-Use digital image collections that are available for anyone to use for personal or educational purposes.

Asian Studies

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Biology

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

Chemistry

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

Classical Studies

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

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The British Museum contains one of the world's largest collections of art and artefacts related to the history of mankind. The collection is rich in objects from Greek and Roman civilizations, including a significant collection of sculptures from the Parthenon, the 5th century BCE temple located on the Acropolis in Athens.

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The Classical Art Research Centre leads and supports research on ancient art. This site includes the Beazley Archive, which includes the world's largest collection of images of ancient figure-decorated pottery.

The Beazley Archive's online databases and our other web resources are freely available through this site.

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The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, is a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art from around the world, as illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection.

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This collection, under development since 1987, covers the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world, Arabic, Germanic, Renaissance and 19th Century American materials.

Images: Copyright & Fair Use

Fair Use of Images
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This Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study describes six uses of copyrighted still images that the Visual Resources Association (www.vraweb.org) believes fall within the U.S. doctrine of fair use.

The following six uses are:

  1. Use of images for in-class use.
  2. Use of images (both large, high-resolution images and thumbnails) on password protected course websites and in other platforms restricted to students and faculty at Brooklyn College.
  3. Adaptation of images for teaching and classroom work by students.
  4. Sharing images among educational and cultural institutions to facilitate teaching and study.
  5. Reproduction of images in theses and dissertations.
  6. Preservation (storing images for repeated use in a teaching context and transferring images to new formats).

Consider these five variables when determining the fair use of images:

  1. The copyright status of the underlying work represented in the image.
  2. The copyright status of the photographic reproduction.
  3. The specific source from which you have obtained the image under consideration.
  4. Any terms of use or contract that may govern the uses of the image
  5. The intended use(s) of the image.

The Digital Image Rights Computator created by the Visual Resources Association can help you do this too.

Questions?  Please contact Professor Miriam Deutch, miriamd@brooklyn.cuny.edu.  718.951.5221.

Engineering

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

Environment

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

Fashion and Costume

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

General Science

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Images from 3 government repositories: National Biological Information Infrastructure, NOAA, and NASA. All copyright free.

Geosciences

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

History

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

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Over 150,000 digitized items — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts. 

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The Center for Creative Photography is an archive and research center located on the University of Arizona campus. It retains the archives of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, and other great twentieth-century photographers. The Center is pleased to announce that its collections of photographs by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams are now available on the University of Arizona Institutional Repository.

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Millions of photographs, artworks, and footage available for licensing. Started by Bill Gates in 1989.

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Collection of over 30,000 photographs of the American West from 1860-1920, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Search by keyword or browse by topic.

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About 7600 photographs that depict life, primarily in East Africa, between about 1860 and 1960, assembled by British collector H. Winteron.

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Photography: The World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.  Some images are well-known while many have rarely been viewed.  Photography: The World Through the Lens delivers photographs from Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  Key areas of research covered include: 

  • Exploration and travel
  • Empire, colonization, and life in colonized regions
  • Topography and archaeology
  • Daily life in the nineteenth century in countries across the globe
  • People and portraiture
  • Science, medicine, and criminology
  • Photography as reproduction of art works
  • Key events and wars

 

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Digital archive of over 10,000 photographs of daily life in the Soviet Union (1940s-1980s) by photojournalist and photo editor of Ogonek (the Soviet Union’s version of Life magazine). During his 40-year career, Fridlyand photographed every major theme in official Soviet history, from industrialization and collectivization, to the building of a Soviet empire stretching from the Pacific to the Baltic, and from the Arctic to the Black Sea. Fridlyand also covered the battlefields of WWII.

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The 50,000 item collection documents Gedney's work from the 1950s to 1989. Subjects include photographs of cross country road trips; rural New York; Manhattan; Brooklyn; rural Kentucky; Hippies in San Francisco; composers; gay rallies and demonstrations; St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf; India; England; Ireland; France; and, a large number of nocturnal pictures.

Language and Literature

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Latin American Studies

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Life Sciences

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

Maps

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This collection contains over 20,000 maps available online and focuses on 18th and 19th century rare North and South American maps. There are also historic maps of the World, Africa, Asia, and Europe.

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Containing only a fraction of what the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division holds, this digital library of maps focuses on cartographic treasures and Americana.

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This is a general collection of over 250,000 maps from around the world. Currently, about 11,000 are available online.

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"The World Factbook provides information on the history, people,government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map."

Medicine

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University of Minnesota collection of social hygiene posters from 1910-1970; search by year, topic, or browse by categories including family health, mental health, women, and more

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National Library of Medicine's image collection contains high resolution cryosectional (cross-sections and/or slices) color images of the human anatomy.

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Browse-able collection of over 1,000 endoscopic images; categories include esophagus, stomach, colon, and more.

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Part of the Harvard Open Collections Project (OCP), this collection provides general background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide. Women Working 1800-1930 | Contagion: Historical Views of Diseases and Epidemics | Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930.

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Collection of over 10,000 dermatology images; search by term or browse by categories, diagnoses or body sites.

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Online collection of Genome Sciences images from the Department of Energy Human Genome Project; search by topic or browse by categories including Human Chromosome Gallery, Basic Genomics, and more.

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Online atlas of the human brain from Harvard Medicine; browse for a variety of images by normal brain or brain disease type.

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Photography, prints and graphic art from the History of Medicine Division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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Over 50,000 high-quality medical images from the renowned medical books on MD Consult.Images include photos, tables, graphs, and more. Choose Images from the search drop-down menu.

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The NLM's digital repository to provide access to and preservation of digital content not covered by PubMedCentral and the NIH CIT Videocast project.

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Contains images from the thirteenth through the early twentieth century in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics, as represented by manuscript illuminations, engravings, lithographs, and photographs from the New York Public Library.

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Medical images  that cover the entire spectrum of clinical medicine, each accompanied by detailed text written by experts from Springer Images.

Medieval Studies

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Middle East Studies

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ArchNet is an international online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations. This part of their website contains access to thousands of images available for educational use.

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The Creswell Archive contains many photographs of Medieval Islamic architecture.

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Images related to Egyptology.

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The virtual Achaemenid museum is a multimedia-rich interactive website focusing on the Achaemenid Empire (ca. 560 to 330 BC), also known as Persian Empire.

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This archive is a digitalized slide repository, created from the professional collection of Prof. Dr. Nurhan Atasoy, Art Historian and Senior Scholar at the Turkish Cultural Foundation.

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Contains archeological, historical and artistic images of the National Museum of Iraq. In English and Arabic.

Music History

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

New York City

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The New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery contains over 870,000 images of  photographs, maps, motion picture and audio recordings.

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NYPL Digital Gallery offers thousands of digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, and more. Collections cover artworks and objects, creators, dance, design, furniture, motion pictures, music, ornament, performance, spectacle, theatre, advertising, book binding, dust jackets, friendship books, menus, post cards, posters, trade and greeting cards. Collections include Bernice Abbott's WPA Changing New York photographs, "Classic 6:" New York City Apartment Building Living 1880s-1910s, Metropolis: New York City Water and Transit Infrastructure in Photographs, and many more.

News

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AP Images: Over 3.5 million news photographs from the 1840s through today. Also includes maps, timelines, logos and graphs.

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This magazine was the first all-photographic American news magazine, and it dominated the market for more than 40 years.

Photography

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Contains many photographic collections such as over 80,000 images from the Magnum Photos and 16,000 images from MOMA's Exhibition Installation Photograph Collection among others.

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Cinema Image Gallery features an unparalleled range of pictures, posters, video clips, and other material from the world of film and television, from the late 19th century to the present day. Content includes over 217,000 superior-quality images, including more than 6,200 posters and lobby cards used to promote movies. There are also links to 160 full movies and biographical materials about notable figures in the industry.

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A guide to the 7.5 million photographs in Harvard's various collections. Search the Visual Information Access system for access to the photographs that have been digitized.

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Online selections from the George Eastman House's vast photographic heldings. 

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Although many of the holdings are not available online, researchers can search the catalog for records of photographs and request digital scans for a fee.

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The collections are rich in materials produced in, or documenting, the United States and the American people, as well as international collections. Some sub-collections include: Daguerrotype Portaits and Views and Photographs from the FSA-OWI 1935-1945.

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Millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today.

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Collection of historical images from the National Archives' Online Exhibits. Includes 20th century photographs and photographers, workplaces of the 19th and 20th centuries, historical panoramic photography, and more.

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The New York Public Library's Photography Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs contains over 63,000 digital images.

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Photography: The World Through the Lens assembles collections of photographs, photograph albums, photographically illustrated books and texts on the early history of photography from libraries and archives from across the globe.  Some images are well-known while many have rarely been viewed.  Photography: The World Through the Lens delivers photographs from Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  Key areas of research covered include: 

  • Exploration and travel
  • Empire, colonization, and life in colonized regions
  • Topography and archaeology
  • Daily life in the nineteenth century in countries across the globe
  • People and portraiture
  • Science, medicine, and criminology
  • Photography as reproduction of art works
  • Key events and wars

 

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Collaborative project between the George Eastman House and the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York City. Includes images, exhibitions, and historical info on photography.

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Collection of digital photographs of historic events, as well as displays, objects and artifacts in the Smithsonian collections, offered by the Smithsonian Photographic Services.

Physics

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

Religious Studies

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

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SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. The continually updated collection – currently over 3.4 million images – gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables.

Renaissance Studies

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

Science

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A comprehensive online collection of Apollo-Saturn mission photography from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, including 25,000 lunar images, both from orbit and from the moon's surface, as well as photographs of the earth, astronauts and mission hardware.

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Online collection of astronomical, research-quality images available to the astronomical community and the general public; search by term or browse by star or galaxy name, position in the sky, frequency or waveband, and much more.

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Audubon classic study (early 19th century) available online from the University of Pittsburgh.

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A collection of over 160,000 photos of plants, animals, fossils, people, and landscapes from around the world; Search by geographic location, common or scientific name, or browse by type of photo, including mammals, human culture, trees, and more.

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A project of the National Agricultural Library, this browseable online collection contains over 1,000 original plates of botanical illustrations from William Curtis' The Botanical Magazine, 1787-1807; browse botanical illustrations by flower or plant name.

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Search or browse for archaeological, geological, environmental, geophysical, and other kinds of images. Plants, animals, and weather or satellite images are also available.

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A webpage with descriptions and links to the Smithsonian's digital collections about science and technology, many of which contain images as well as supplemental information.

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Online collection of Hubble Telescope images from the Space Telescope Science Institute; search for images by term of browse by categories including galaxies, solar system, nebulae, stars, the universe, and more.

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NASA's searchable online multimedia collections include images of aeronautics, aircraft, projects, the solar system and beyond, space flights, and more. Searching by term or browse by category; searches returns thumbnail sized images, textual descriptions, links to higher resolution images, and links to the organization that stores each image.

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Includes thousands of weather and space images, hundreds of images of the Earth's shores and coastal seas, and thousands of marine species images ranging from great whales to the most minute plankton. Also see additional collections from NOAA.

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Limit your search by scientific dscipline and medium.

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Collection includes hundreds of images from the thirteenth through the early twentieth century, in the fields of astronomy, chemistry, geology, mathematics, medicine, and physics, as represented by manuscript illuminations, engravings, lithographs, and photographs from the New York Public Library.

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Images from 3 government repositories: National Biological Information Infrastructure, NOAA, and NASA. All copyright free.

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Browseable online collection of high resolution images from the Electron and Confocal Microscope Unit; using the scanning and transmission electron microscopes, the collection contains images of the surface of biological and physical materials unaltered by preparative procedures. Browse by categories including snow crystal, mites and ticks, and more.

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Provided by the USDA Forest Service and the Bugwood Network, this is a searchable online collection for Forest Health, Natural Resources, and Silviculture Images.

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United States Geographical Survey's online portal for visual materials.

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A collection of still images provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, categorized by subject and region.

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Enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from ground and space-based telescopes for a seamless exploration of the universe.

Theater/Costumes

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.

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Online Costuming Sources for Historical, Science Fiction & Fantasy Costumers

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A rare collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States, including costume and set designs, sketches, notes, photographs, prop lists, storyboards, and swatches of fabric.

Women's Studies

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The ARTstor Digital Library makes available more than 1.4+ million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.