HISTORICAL PICTURE COLLECTIONS

Google Image Search and Yahoo Image Search
Foto Stock Image Search Engine
American Memory from Library of Congress - see list
Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) from Library of Congress
Library of Congress online exhibits or see list
National Archives online exhibits and Search with ARC
Smithsonian Institution online exhibits and Search with SIRIS
Smithsonian Encyclopedia index for History & Culture and Military History
Smithsonian HistoryWired from NMAH
U.S. Government Agencies exhibits:
Portraiture in the U.S. Capitol
Landscape Art in the U.S. Capitol
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present
Congress House Historian and Clerk
GSA Fine Arts Form of WPA art in public buildings search
NOAA Central Library Photo Collection and Charts and Maps
USDA Historical Photos from Dept. of Agriculture
White House includes photos
Presidential Library exhibits:
Herbert Hoover Library has Gallery
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library has Photos and Audio
Truman Library has The Berlin Airlift
Eisenhower Library has Photos
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library has Reference Desk
Lyndon B. Johnson Library has Photo and Audio archives
Richard Nixon at Archives II
Gerald R. Ford Library has Photos
Jimmy Carter Library has Documents
Ronald W. Reagan Library has Resources
George Bush Library has Museum
POTUS from Internet Public Library
PRESIDENT from LIA at UNC
Presidential Libraries from NARA
States and Cities and Regions:
Alaska Purchase Centennial Collection
Alexandria Library Special Collections Online Exhibits
Aramco PADIA photo archive in Newsroom has 30,000 images of Mideast and Saudi Arabia
Atlanta Photographs1939-75 from Georgia State University's Special Collections Department
Australia Picture Catalogue from The National Library of Australia
Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
Boston College digital collections
British Library Portico server
California Digital Library
Chicago Daily News Photographs 1902-1933 at American Memory has 55,000 images
Chicago History Society's History Files
Chicago History from the Chicago Tribune Digital City
Connecticut History Online
Detroit History from Detroit News Rearview Mirror
Duke University Digital Image Access Project
England Building Survey
Florida Photographic Collection has 80,000 images
Formosa: Nineteenth Century Images
Indiana University Digital Library Program
Los Angeles Historical images from USC
Lousiana State University Digital Library
Maine Memory Network
Minnesota Historical Resources Database has 143,000 images
New Jersey Environmental Digital Library
New Orleans Historic Collection
New York Daily News has 2.5 million images
New York Public Library Digital Library Collections
New York through the Lens of the Byron Company, 1892 - 1942
New Zealand Digital Library
Ohio Memory Project has 20,000 images
Philadelphia 1876 Centennial Exhibition from Free Library of Phil.
Philadelphia Historical Digital Image Library
Pittsburgh Historic Images from Univ. of Pittsburgh and Western Penn. HS
Rochester Images
Texas History Portal has 20,000 images
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
Virginia Civil War Images from Harper's Weekly
Virginia Library Digital Collections
Virginia Tech Imagebase
Harpweek exhibits:
American Political Prints: 1766-1876
Presidential Elections: 1860 - 1884
19th Century Advertising History
The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
Immigrant and Ethnic America
The World of Thomas Nast
The American West
Black America: 1857 - 1874
Image Collections:
Ad*Access and Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 from Duke Univ.
American Political History Images from Teaching Politics
Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls from the Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection at Stanford University Library
Epact Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
Famous American Trials
Great Buildings Online from DesignWorkshop
Hawaiian Newspapers, War Records, and Trust Territory Image Collections
Jackson Davis Collection of African-American Educational Photographsfrom the Special Collections Department at the University of Virginia
New Deal Network
Nuclear Files Archive from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Phrenology on the Web from John van Wyhe of Cambridge University
Pictures of the Year annual photojournalism contest
Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition of 1914 from the American Museum of Natural History
Solemates: The Century in Shoes from the Marketing Store
Spanish Civil War 1935-39 Images
SunSITE Library Site Search
Time, Inc. Picture Collection
UNESCO Photobank Online Image Database with 10,000 images from 1946
United Nations Pictorial History 1945-1995
Uncle Sam Image Gallery
Women of the West Museum in Boulder, Colorado
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web from S. Diane Shaw at the Smithsonian Institution
Multimedia index from Yahoo
Photography History index from Yahoo

PICTURES BY TOPIC:

3D Models

Virtual Archaeology links from Emuseum
Virtual Worlds in Archaeology links
Models of the Crystal Palace from the University of Virginia
Great Buildings Online has DesignWorkshop models
Turbo Squid collection of models
London Bridge model from BBC
Active Worlds web site
Virtual Leonardo web site
Perseus Digital Library from Tufts University
UCLA Cultural VR Lab worked on Rome Reborn project

Animated Gifs

animated gifs USD

Aviation and Aerospace

AirForceLINK photos
NASA-JSC Digital Image Collection and Historical Archive
Aviation Image Archives
Zeppelin Library Archive
Zeppelin: The Home Page for Luftschiffbau Zeppelin

Clip-art

Clipart Directory
Clip Art Connection
Barry's Clip Art Server
wuarchive directory of /graphics/gif
WebHands Clipart for Netscape Gold users from Netscape/Specular
Yahoo index for holiday clipart

Computers

Historic Computer Images
computer history index from Yahoo

Flags

Flags of the World including U.S. historical flags
State flags

Java applets and script

Developer.com directories
Gamelan is the largest java resource web site
JavaScript Index
Danny Goodman's JavaScript Pages

Journals

The Journal for MultiMedia History

Maps

Map list
Perry-Castenada Collection at U of Texas
Alexandria Digital Library subject index from Davidson Library at UCSB
Bodleian Library Map Room Links
CIA World Factbook with maps
Digital Atlas of California by Professor William Bowen
Maps in the News from Borchert Library at U of Minnesota
Mining Company Geography site from Matt T. Rosenberg
National Geographic world maps
NOAA satellite maps
NOAA Historical Charts and Maps includes Search
SSEC realtime satellite maps every 30 minutes
Terraserver Aerial Photographs and Atlases
Yahoo index for Historical Maps
Civil War Maps from American Memory
World War II maps from CMH at UT
World War II Maps from World War II Timeline
Korean War maps from CMH

Military

EHAWK:mh:m_index.html
Military Equipment Photo Gallery
Spanish-American War images 1 and 2
World War II Links

Movies and Radio

Apple Quicktime Showcase
America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915 from Library of Congress
British Public Records Office film archive includes clips from British Pathe Newsreel Archive
Early Motion Pictures 1897-1916 from American Memory
Fifty Years of Coca-Cola Television Advertisements: Highlights from the Motion Picture Archives at the Library of Congress
Internet Archive includes MPEG-2 films from Prelinger Archive
Multimedia Archive
Radio history images
Yahoo Video index

Music & Sounds

MP3 digital music
Sound index from Yahoo
sound effects (alphabetically)
quotes (alphabetically)
Music in the Public Domain
LBJ Dictabelt recordings history
Music Graphics

Picture Collections

Newspaper postcards
Black Star Photo Agency
Time Inc. Picture Collection
Past Men of the Year from Time/Pathfinder
Ansel Adams at UCI
Hong Kong Picture Archive : HomePage
PHOTONet Index
Time.com photo essays

Poster Collections

American Posters of World War One from the collection of Roger N. Mohovich
Posters of the Spanish Civil War
Soviet, Cuban, China Posters
Picturing Power: Posters of the Cultural Revolution from Ohio State University features materials

Railroads & Locomotives

New CP GE's
Picture Gallery - Directory: pix/trains
Santa Fe Locomotive Drawings
Swedish railways photos
Norfolk and Western Historical Images
Pacific Coast Chapter of R&LHS photos of Southern Pacific
The History of the First Locomotives In America From Original Documents And The Testimony Of Living Witnesses (1871) by William H. Brown
Union Pacific Railroad History

Science & Technology

MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, St. Andrews University, Scotland - has hundreds of images and short biographies of scientists
CalTech PhotoNet is a searchable archive of 3000 scanned photos, most of 20th century scientists, for example:

Ships

Classic Steamers Postcard and Ephemera Collection of Jeff Newman

Space images

Search NASA Image Exchange in theNASA Photo Gallery for all photos
CORONA Spy Satellite Images 1960-1972 selections from FAS
Earth and Moon Viewer has custom request settings
Earth photos and SeaWiFs satellite photos from NASA
NASA-JSC digital image collection search
Terra Satellite images from NASA

Video clips

Dancing Baby (1.5meg quicktime) 2
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updated 9/28/07 by Steve Schoenherr