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Great online sources for images

September 25, 2009

Tags: images

So many people ask "Where can I find photos (or reprints) of X" that the website page Telling Your Life Story contains a list of Sources for images. I'm posting the links below as well because people keep asking where it is:

Sources for images:
• American Heritage Guide to Sight and Sound (Best of the Web links)
• American Memory (Library of Congress)
• Animation and Cartoons
• AP Images(for professional image buyers)
• Art Beats (stock footage)
• Art Resources (fine art images from museums around the world, and if their search engine doesn’t find what you want, talk to their real person)
• Clipart.com
• Corbis (for professional productions)
• Flickr Commons (help describe Library of Congress photos by adding comments, tags)
• Flickr: The Library of Congress photostream (Flickr makes available 3,000 photos from two of the Library of Congress's most popular collections)
• Fotosearch (stock photography and footage, large selection)
• Getty Images (royalty-free stock footage and commercial-quality footage, from rare archival film to daily entertainment video)
• iStockphoto (royalty-free stock photos, relatively inexpensive)
• Library of Congress Archive (historical prints and photographs
• Library of Congress webcasts
• Photos of the Great Depression and New Deal (FDR Library)
• Life Magazine Photo Archive (hosted by Google)
• Maps.com (royalty-free maps)
• Map Resources (royalty-free vector maps)
• Molly Maps (custom hand-drawn maps and views)
• Moving Pictures Archives (and while you're there, check out other Internet Archives)
• National Archives (including wonderful wartime photos)
• New Deal Network
• Open Video Project (shared digital video collection)
• Picture-Desk.com (Kobal Collection, for movies, TV, entertainment, and The Art Archive, good fine art site, with helpful people)
• Prelinger Archives (over 2,000 films)
• Prints and Photographs Reading Room (Library of Congress)
• Public domain images
• Shorpy (great historical images
• The 25 best sites for finding stock photos (TutorialBlog)
• Universal newsreels (from before television)
• Visual resources online (American Library Association, links to great sites, historical societies, etc.)