Contemporary and historical news images. The AP Image Archive is an electronic library containing the AP's photo reports and a selection of photos from their 50 million image print and negative library--updated daily.
Provides images on architecture, gardens, parks, landscapes, public art and design for educational & commercial use.Where possible, drawings & models are photographed from original and copyright-free sources.
ArchiveGrid includes over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.
American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
Searchable database of the art collections of the Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield, a consortium of museums in Western Massachusetts, which provides access to information and images of over 60,000 objects.
Museum websites are excellent sources for images. Search specific museum websites to locate collections for your project. You should also check Flickr and Artstor as many museums and cultural institutions are using these platforms to share images.
The photography collection includes more than 400,000 photographs and negatives dating from the invention of photography to the present day. The collection embraces numerous landmark processes, objects of great rarity, and monuments of art history that trace the evolution of the medium as a technology, as a means of scientific and historical documentation, and as one of the most potent and accessible means of personal expression of the modern era.
The Museum has implemented Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC). Through OASC, artworks in the Collection section of the website which the Museum believes to be in the public domain and free of other known restrictions have been identified by an Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) Icon; images associated with these artworks can be downloaded for license- and cost-free scholarly and academic publication
Search over 8.8 million catalog records of museum objects, and library & archives materials. More than 1,096,000 of these records contain online images, video and sound files, electronic journals and other online resources.
partners with galleries and museums to create a freely available and searchable image database. Includes contemporary art images, historical art images available for download. Artsy does feature images of artwork that is available for sale.
Through University of Washington Collection of digitized images of cities and buildings throughout the world. Search by country, city, style, architect, or date of construction. Many images are copyright controlled.
allows users to search Getty repositories, including library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids. Provides out of copyright images for download through the Open Content Program.