General Resources

Ohio Pix

Pictures related to Ohio History, people places, events.


Science Service Historical Image Collection

A Smithsonian collection that represents twentieth-century scientific research consisting of images and original captions as they appeared in period publications. A 40 year random sample of innovation and invention is provided; which is specific to the subject of electricity.


Oriental Institute Photographic Archives


Stanford's Dime Novel and Story Paper

Stanford's Dime Novel and Story Paper Collection consists of over 8,000 individual items, and includes long runs of the major dime


The Authentic History Center

The Authentic History Center is comprised of images of artifacts, sounds, and written letters and diaries. We believe that these items reflect the history and societal values of the time period in which they were produced.


The History Place

Child Labor in America 1908-1912 - Photographs, and the original photo captions, of Lewis W. Hine.


NY Public Library

Images of Africian Americans


Picturing the Twentieth Century


PhotoGraphic Libraries

The photographic library and archival resource contains national and private photographic collections. The Photographic Library Directory is a unique resource that provides a broad range of visual solutions to enhance the creative process.



Architecture, Artists, Asian Art, Photography...  American History, Biographies, Politics, Religion...  Animals, Aviation, Ecology, Geology.


More Smithsonian

we have provided a text-only index of all the featured objects. At the top of the page, a category menu will help you find the type of object you're interested in.


NOAA Central Library Photo Collection

Storms, weather, space, coastlines, fisheries, 20,000 images


NOAA Central Library Photo Collection and

The Office of Coast Survey's Historical Map & Chart Collection contains over 20,000 maps and charts from the late 1700s to present day.

Great Buildings This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings and hundreds of leading architects, with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings


Dept. of Agriculture

USDA Historical Photos from Dept. of Agriculture. Most of the photographs on display in this section were taken between 1937 and 1943 during the Farm Security Administration (FSA) era. The entire FSA collection of almost 300,000 pictures

Historical Photo Database
Here is a list of links to websites with historical photographs from 1900 to 1940


The Internet Public Library

Type the word “images” in the search box.  Returns 350 sources.


George State University

View over 10,864 photographs (mostly from the 1940's and 1950's) in the Lane Brothers Photographers Collection and the Tracy O'Neal Collection.


Australia Picture Catalogue from The National Library of Australia


University of California Digital Collections

70,000 images (photos, paintings, drawings), 100s of diaries, interviews, and letters


New Daily News

comprehensive visual history of New York, with photographs dating back to 1880,2.5 million pictures world’s largest image database


Chicago Daily News

This collection comprises over 55,000 images of urban life captured on glass plate negatives between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, then one of Chicago's leading newspapers


Chicago Historical Society

Al Capone, Chicago Black Sox, A Century of Progress, The World's Columbian Exposition Parades, Protests and Politics, The Pullman Era, The Stockyards, 


The Florida Photographic Collection

The Florida Photographic Collection is a nationally recognized component of the State Archives of Florida and contains more than 850,000 photographs, and approximately 2,500 movies and video tapes. Over 100,000 of the photographs have been scanned and placed on this website.


Indiana University

Indiana University DLP collections provide online access to digitized materials


Minnesota Historical Society

143,000 images


Map sites

David Rumsey Map Collection

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


Digital Atlas of California by Professor William Bowen

Maps in the News from Borchert Library at U of Minnesota

National Geographic world maps

NOAA satellite maps

NOAA Historical Charts and Maps includes


Terraserver Aerial Photographs and Atlases

Historical Maps

Yahoo index for

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


White House


Presidential Library exhibits:

Herbert Hoover Library

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library has

Truman Library Audio

Eisenhower Library

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library

Lyndon B. Johnson Library

Gerald R. Ford Library

Jimmy Carter Library

Ronald W. Reagan Library

George Bush Library (scroll to bottom)





Digital Librarian

Images and Architecture | Archives and Manuscripts | Art | Electronic Texts | Gardening | Maps | Sheet Music


Picture Collections of everything


Many space, atmosphere and weather related


Clearing house of image databases

type in “photo” , “map”, “painting” etc.


Digital Library Federation

Search by description or provider.. Good annotation.  More powerful than the above clearinghouse.




Artist and Paintings


U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine