OLD Resources

The photo you want may be online, but it may not show up in a google image search. Try these databases to find exactly the slice of history you’re looking for.


American Memory from the Library of Congress: United States, Audio, Video, Music, Photographs, Ephemera

Pictorial Americana: Presidential Campaigns: Prints, Photographs, Politics

American Social History: Pamphlets, Journal Articles, Maps, Sheet music, Videos, Data Sets, Political Cartoons, Posters

Flickr Commons: Photographs, Postcards

LIFE Photo Archives: Technology, Art, Society, War, Science, Celebrity, Travel, Animals, Photographs

Shorpy: Photographs, 1900s, Industry, Society, Architecture

Smithsonian Images: Americana, History, Transportation, Science, Military

Civil Rights Digital Library: Civil Rights, United States, Photographs, Ephemera

Charles Cushman Photograph Collection: United States, Canada, Photographs, Landscapes, Americana, Industry

American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936: United States, Environment, Landscape, Flora, Photographs, Prints, Slides



New York Public Library Photostream: New York City, New York, Photographs, Ephemera, Music, Postcards, Advertisements, Architecture

Old York Library: New York City, New York, Postcards, Photographs, Architecture, Maps

New York Real Estate Brochure Collection: New York City, New York, Architecture, Real Estate, Blueprints

Byron Collection, MCNY: New York City, Manhattan, Photographs.

Cornell University Library Photostream: New York, Prints, Coins, Architecture, Politics

Cabot Science Library : New England, Geology, Science, Landscapes, Geography

Vintage Maine Images: Maine, New England, Landscape, Photographs

Boston Public Library Photostream: Boston, New England, Photographs, Ephemera

Massachusetts Historical Society: Massachusetts, New England, Letters, Manuscripts, Photographs, Maps, Ephemera

Digital Commonwealth: Massachusetts, Photographs, Postcards

Boston Historical Society Photograph Collection: Boston, Photographs, Postcards

Boston African Americana Project: Boston, Ephemera, Photographs

Brighton-Allston Historical Society Photograph Collection: Boston, Brighton, Allston, Photographs, Landscapes, Architecture

Cambridge Historical Society Photostream: Photographs, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cambridge Photo-Scanning Project: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Photographs, Architecture

Lawrence Historical Society Photostream: Lawrence, Massachusetts, Industry, Photographs

Brookline Historical Society: Architecture, Brookline, Massachusetts, Postcards, Photographs, Slides

Watertown Library Photo Collection: Watertown, Massachusetts, Architecture, Movies, Photographs

Jamaica Plain Historical Society Photos: Jamaica Plain, Boston, Photographs, Advertisements, Yearbooks, Postcards

Digital Treasures: Western Massachusetts, Photographs, Berkshires

ImageMuseum: Western Massachusetts, Amherst, Postcards, Photographs, Ephemera, Postcards


Chicago Public Library Digital Collections: Chicago, Illinois, Photographs, Architecture, Politics

A Century of Progress: The 1933-34 World’s Fair: Chicago, Ephemera, World’s Fair, Pamphlets

The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820: Ohio River Valley, Midwest, Illinois, Kentucky, Newspapers, Maps, Prints, Manuscripts, Books

Virtual Motor City: Michigan, Detroit, Industry, Photographs

Changing Face of the Auto Industry: Michigan, Detroit, Industry, Transportation, Photographs, Pamplets


State Library and Archives of Florida Photostream: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Photographs, Ephemera, Folklife, Ocean

Texas Archive of the Moving Image: Texas, Movies, Film, Television, Industry, Politics

Charles L. Franck / Franck-Bertacci Photography Collection: Louisiana, New Orleans, Photographs, Architecture, Industry


California Historical Society: California, Architecture, Photographs

California Views: California, Monterey, San Francisco, Architecture, Landscapes, Photographs

Chinese Historical Society: California, Chinese, Artifacts, Archaeology

Korean American Digital Archives: California, Korean, Photographs, Letters

Whittington Photograph Collection: California, Los Angles, Photographs, Architecture

Los Angeles Times Photograph Collection: California, Los Angeles, Film, 20th Century, Photographs

San Francisco Memories: San Francisco, California, Photographs, Architecture


Middle East Photo Archive: Middle East, Egypt, Syria, India, Iran, Photography, Architecture,

The Latin American Library: Latin America, Central America, Mexico, Photographs, Postcards, Landscapes, Architecture, Ethnology

Hedda Morrison Photographic Collection: Australia, China, Germany, Photographs, Drawings, Technology, Art

American Institute of Indian Studies: South Asia, India, Photographs, Art, Architecture


Science and Medicine

Wellcome Trust Medical Photographic Library: Photographs, Illustrations, Nature, War, Illness, Medicine

Images from the History of Medicine: Medicine, Science, Illustrations, Photographs, Portraits

Computer Museum Collections: Computers, IBM, Oral History, Technology, Hardware

Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School: Photographs, Prints, Slides, Illness, Medicine

Eugenics Archive: Science, Medicine, Eugenics

Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School: Industry, Business, Posters, Photographs

Caltech Photo Archive: Technology, Computers, Science, Photographs, Artifacts, Illustrations

Patent Medicine Trade Cards Collection: Medicine, Advertisements

AIDS Poster Collection: International, Medicine, Public Health, Posters, Advertisements


Digital Archive of Historic Gardens and Landscapes: Landscape, Design, Gardens.

Electronic Swatchbook: Australia, Fabric, Design, Textiles

Digital Dress: Clothing, Costume, Shoes


Emergence of Advertising in America: Advertisements, United States, 1850-1920

The Movie Title Stills Collection: Film, Cinema, Stills

Harvard Film Archive: Film, Cinema, Posters

Walt Whitman Archive: Poetry, Whitman, New York, Manuscripts, Letters, Audio, Photographs

Gospel Music: Gospel, Music, Photographs, Records, Sheet Music

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