Comment Photograph Libraries Online
In general, many libraries, museums, univerisities and historical
societies have searchable indexes or images from their collections
available online. Check your regional area university and museum
libraries for regional archival collections. (Know a good
regional link? Email me!
General & National
- Tip: If you
need an image, shop
around! Different institutions charge different use fees.
If you find an image you like, check with local archive and reference
librarians to see if they also have that image in their collection, and
if it is available less expensively.
- The Digital
Gallery of the New York Public Library, has extensive and wide
The site also includes this searchable database, the Mid-Manhattan
Library's Picture Collection
Online. This site includes medieval images. NYPL
US Regional Libraries
Oregon History Project through Oregon Historical Society, which is
very well run with an emphasis on fully protecting regional Oregon
history. Homepage: http://www.ohs.org
State University Libraries in Pullman, Washington. Their
focus is eastern Washington State, but they also have information for
Idaho and Montana. Library homepage: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/
They also have a map
collection, which is useful.
- University of Washington Digital Collections
Collections in Seattle, Washington. Their focus is the
Seattle area, with a few photographs from other parts of the
state. Library homepage: http://www.lib.washington.edu/
- Washington State Historical Society's Research
Center. Unfortunately, their collections are not
digitized. However, you can submit research requests (with
donation) via the web. The library iteslf is located in Tacoma,
Washington. Homepage: http://www.wshs.org/
- The MOHAI
Image Galleries, the Museum Of History And Industry located in
Seattle Washington, allow you to search and purchase images
online. http://www.seattlehistory.org/ Their
collection is concentrated on the Seattle area.
- Free Library of Philadelphia, Photographic
Collection Search Page. Browsing is a little tricky on this
site. Homepage: http://www.library.phila.gov/
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