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- From the site: “The materials in this repository include information by and about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most materials were published by USACE, but some collections contain materials by other government agencies written about USACE. All content is contributed by offices throughout USACE.”
- From the site: “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. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.”
Art Images for College TeachingFrom the site: “Art Images for College Teaching (AICT) began as a personal project dedicated to the principle of free exchange of image resources for and among members of the educational community.”
Digital Archive of American ArchitectureThis archive consists of nearly 1,500 digitized images of American architecture (280 buildings) plus explanatory material.
Digital Public Library of America – ImagesFrom the site: “DPLA Images lets you search the Digital Public Library of America, a collection of millions of cultural heritage objects from libraries, archives, and museums across the country, for images. Enter a search term, or click “surprise me” for a treat. Clicking on each result opens up the image’s description, if available, and a link to view the object on the DPLA website.”
- More than 51 million artworks, artifacts, books, videos & sounds from Europe.
- From the site: “FlowingData explores how statisticians, designers, data scientists, and others use analysis, visualization, and exploration to understand data and ourselves.”
- This page features items from the Library of Congress’s digital collections that are free to use and reuse. The Library believes that this content is either in the public domain, has no known copyright, or has been cleared by the copyright owner for public use. Each set of content is based on a theme and is first featured on the Library’s home page.
- Look & Learn – Historical images, many of which are licensed under Creative Commons, from institutions like the Rijksmuseum, Metropolitan Museum, Wellcome Collection, Musee Carnavalet, Smithsonian, and New York Public Library.
National Cancer Institute VisualsNCI Visuals Online contains images from the collections of the Office of Communications and Public Liaison, National Cancer Institute.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Photo LibraryFrom the site: “The NOAA Photo Library has been built so as to capture the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency.”
National Park Service Historic Photos CollectionFrom the site: “The National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection is comprised of more than two million images which cover a wide variety of subjects: Park architecture, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Native American heritage, NPS personnel, roads and transportation, scenic views, and much more.”
- Free stock images.
The Public Domain Review – ImagesFrom the site: “Founded in 2011, The Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.”
The Sociological Cinema – PicsFrom the site: “We started as a database of annotated video clips, and have since expanded into other forms of media to engage students in teaching and learning. Readers can now browse our blog for essays and podcasts about pedagogy, media, and pop culture; find images on Pinterest for presentations or learning about sociological topics; engage in conversations on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr; and explore curated content on our modules page.”
U.S. Department of Agriculture Photo GalleryThe NRCS Photo Gallery contains natural resource and conservation related photos from across the USA.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service National Digital LibraryFrom the site: “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video.”
U.S. National Library of MedicineContains archives, films, photographs, rare books and journals and lectures.
University of Washington Fashion Plate CollectionFrom the site: “The information for Fashion Plate Collection was researched and prepared by the UW Libraries Special Collections and Cataloging staff in 2002. Not all the plates from the collection were included in this database: the database consists of 417 digital images chosen from a larger group of fashion plates.”
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