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eDigg Free Clipart
Organized by categories such as Animals, Education, Victorian, Wedding and more.
Open Clip Art Library
"An archive of clip art that can be used for free for any use."
"TinEye is a reverse image search engine. You can submit an image to TinEye to find out where it came from, how it is being used, if modified versions of the image exist, or to find higher resolution versions." You can also enter the URL for an image.
Web Clip Art
Directory of clip art and clip art providers. Provided by

Databases & Collections - Historical Archives
American Memory Exhibit
Browse or search documents and photographs from American history. Provided by the Library of Congress.
American Museum of Photography
Historical features, works of famous photographers, exhibits, and more.
Ansel Adams Photographs
"The holdings of the National Archives Still Picture Branch include 226 photographs taken for this project, most of them signed and captioned by Adams. They were taken at the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Kings Canyon, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns, Glacier, and Zion National Parks; Death Valley, Saguaro, and Canyon de Chelly National Monuments. Other pictures were taken at the Boulder Dam; Acoma Pueblo, NM; San Idelfonso, NM; Taos Pueblo, NM; Tuba City, AZ; Walpi, AZ; and Owens Valley, CA. Many of the latter locations show Navajo and Pueblo Indians, their homes and activities." From the U.S. National Park Service (NPS). Note: Please scroll down their page for links to the photos.
BLM Photo Library
Photo library of the Bureau of Land Management. Includes plants, animals and scenery from states with lands under its domain.
George Eastman House Collections
"Image Licensing provides access to the Museum's collections for educational use and scholarly research, publishing, advertising and other projects."
Hudson River Valley Heritage
"Providing online access to historical materials from New York State's Hudson River Valley"
LIFE Magazine
Photo essays on topics such as: History (Civil Rights, Crime, to World War II), Culture (Animals to Work), Icons (Actors, Actresses, Athletes, Musicians), Curiosities, Photographers (arranged alphabetically by first names).
Local History Images
Provided by Middletown Thrall Library.
LIFE Photo Archive
Search millions of photographs from the 1750s to the present.
New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery
"This ever-expanding gallery is your entry point into the vast visual holdings of the Archives. The Online Gallery provides free and open research access to over 800,000 items digitized from the Municipal Archives' collections, including photographs, maps, motion-pictures and audio recordings. The holdings are arranged by collection; or you may search All Collections by keyword or any of the advanced search criteria."
New York State Archives: The Digital Collections
Search or browse. Topics include: Business and Labor, Environment and Landscape, Health Care, Legal, Military, People, Groups, and Cultures, Politics, and Transportation.
NYPL Digital Gallery
"Provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more." From the New York Public Library.
Portrait Gallery
"A selection of portraits of historical figures from the Perry-Castaneda Library, University of Texas at Austin."
Smithsonian Collection Search Center
"Included are images from current exhibits, Smithsonian events and historic collections." Images can be downloaded for personal and educational use and also prints can be purchased. From the Smithsonian Institute.
The UCAR Digital Image Library
Images of Clouds, Lighting, Tornadoes, Floods, Storms, Air Pollution and more. From the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

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Photographs & Pictures (Databases & Collections), Stock Photography

Databases & Collections (Multiple Topics)
Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War
A compilation of 100 photographs with texts of the American Civil War made by Alexander Gardner and other photographers. "The photographs depict the sites and aftermath of important battles, such as Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg, as well as the forts, military structures, and scenes associated with the war."
The Getty Open Content Program
"The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose." For more information, please see their press release.
The IMAGE Project: WorldImages Database
"IMAGE provides access to CSU collections of images for teaching and research. The collection includes images for the art history survey and historical images from a wide variety of fields, including political and cultural history, anthropology, biology, medicine and technology. Plans are to add image collections which concentrate on specific subject areas. Access to the collection is currently available through the WorldImages Database which contains more than 50,000 images from throughout the world." From California State University.
Morgue File
Search or browse downloadable stock photos.
National Geographic: Media
Filter your search by Grades, Media Types and Subjects from Arts to Social Studies. From National Geographic.
National Geographic Photographs
Nature, environmental, scientific, multicultural, and other photographs.
Picture Collection Online
"For those who seek knowledge and inspiration from visual materials, the Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923." Provided by the New York Public Library.
The Ultimate List of Free Stock Photography Sites 40+ Websites"
From the British company DigitalImpact. Search for Photos and Images
Visual Dictionary Online
From Merrian-Webster Visual Dictionary Online.

Stock Photography - Free Photos
(Always review terms/guidelines at each website.)
Best Stock Photo Free
"A collection of free images licensed under Creative Commons. Interesting and useful free stock photos to download."
Freerange Stock
"Photos and illustrations licensed for commercial use." Registration required.
Good Free Photos
"A large Public Domain photo repository with high resolution free photos and vectors."
ISO Republic
Browse or search.
"Hand-picked free photos for your inspiration."
"Free stock photos."
Free stock photos, vector graphics, and art illustrations.
"Beautiful free stock photos."
"High-resolution photos brought to you by the world's most generous community of photographers."

Image Creation & Editing Software
3D computer graphics. Image and animation creation software.
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program)
Draw, paint, convert, or edit images, photographs, and computer graphics.
Create vector style diagrams and illustrations.
"Krita is a professional free and open source painting program." Supports "natural brush painting" and other digital art techniques. Available for Windows, Apple, and Linux.

Image Search Engines
Bing Images
Fagan Finder
Search multiple image archives.
Getty Images
Google Image Search
Royalty-free images from Getty Images. You will have to register.

News Photos and Videos
Photos in the News
Videos in the News

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For information on photography (i.e. "taking pictures"), please see our Photography section.

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