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Architecture
  • 360cities
    Panoramic views of sites and architecture around the world. Join to upload your panoramas.
  • American Terra Cotta Photographs
    The collection contains shop drawings in ink on linen, paper and prints from the American, Indianapolis, Midland, and Winkle Terra Cotta Companies plus hundreds of photographs (prints and negatives), office indexes, order books, and advertising brochures.
  • Architecture and Landscape Design Images (Smithsonian Galaxy of Images)
    The Smithsonian Galaxy of Images contains 1.5 images across disciplines. This grouping represents the digital collections of Architecture and Landscape Architecture specifically, many of which come from the SI Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Caldwell Lighting Archive: http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollections/Caldwell/search.cfm for images related to lighting design.
  • ArchNet Islamic Architecture
    International online community for architects, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, conservationists, and scholars, with a focus on Muslim cultures and civilizations. Images of historic and contemporary Islamic architecture.
  • arcspace.com
    Architecture magazine featuring contemporary architecture projects, architects, and design. Includes image gallery with multiple site views and large download sizes.
  • arounder
    Panoramic views of important sites in European and American cities. Includes historical cathedrals and works of art, museums featuring famous artists, local cafes and stores, mountain-top views, parks and gardens.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Catena Digital Archive of Historic Gardens & Landscapes
    Archive of digital images with accompanying educational materials, built around the villa, an important landscape type in garden history. Sponsored by the Bard Graduate Center through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Chicago Public Library Digital Collections
    Highlights include construction views of Millennium Park, detailed photographs of Civil War artifacts, photographs of Harold Washington, documents from the Chicago Renaissance and pictures of Chicago neighborhoods.
  • Cities and Buildings Database
    Buildings and cities from throughout history and throughout the world. A collection begun by UW professor Meredith L. Clausen for use in the classroom, student study, or individual research purposes.
  • Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives
    The Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives (www.columbusarchives.org) was created to collect, conserve, preserve, and promote the use of records that document the architecture, engineering, and arts associated with the built environment of Columbus, Indiana and Bartholomew County. The archives’ collection includes materials on both Historical and Modernist projects, including many of the 60 plus designs by world famous architects of the last half century that are located in Bartholomew County.
  • Digital Imaging Project
    "Art historical images of European and North American architecture and sculpture from classical Greek to Post-Modern." A project by Mary Ann Sullivan to put her slide collection on the web.
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Image Collections
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Individuals can access a trove of tens of thousands of images across these institutions through DPLA's search interface (by selecting the "images" filter on results after performing a keyword search). Alternatively, consider using the OpenPics app. (http://dp.la/apps/6) to find images from the DPLA (and other repositories).
  • Great Buildings Collection
    Pictures, details, resources, and other information about well-designed buildings from around the world.
  • Landscape Architecture Image Resource (LAIR)
    "The LAIR Website has been designed to foster active, collaborative learning and encourage community building across a variety of campuses serving landscape architecture education."
  • MEDart Images of Medieval Art & Architecture
    Extensive documentation of Chartres Cathedral and the Benedictine Abbey Church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine at Vezelay, including photographs, drawings, plans, and historical information.
  • Pattern in Islamic Art
    "Offers more than 4000 free downloadable images of such patterns as used in the decoration of Islamic architecture. The bulk of these images are drawnfrom David Wade's own photo-archive, itself the fruit of his visits to various Islamic and formerly Islamic regions over a period of some thirty years. In addition to his photo-archive the site offers other related material such as drawings, diagrams and analyses, background notes, and previouslypublished material."
  • Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae Digital Collection
    "The University of Chicago's Special Collections Research Center holds the largest Speculum collection. This group of 994 prints (engravings, etchings, and a few woodcuts) was brought together by a nineteenth-century collector; it is organized around a core of prints published by Lafreri but also includes many other related prints. This site provides scholars, students, and art lovers with access to this collection at a distance -- much as prints themselves originally afforded a view of Rome from afar."
  • SPIRO (Architecture Slide Library, UC Berkeley)
    SPIRO is the visual online public access catalog to the 35mm slide collection of the Architecture Visual Resources Library (AVRL) at the University of California at Berkeley. The collection numbers over 250,000 slides and 20,000 photographs. Web images display in thumbnail only. Copyright use without permission for student work, educational purposes, non-published works (with attribution). All other use requires permission.
  • Structurae
    International collection of architecture and engineering images and information, including historic and contemporary structures. Focus on works of interest for their structural engineering.
  • Top Ten New York Architecture
    Contemporary and historic images of significant buildings in New York. Inclues photography, postcards, and posters. Organized by style, building function, and neighborhood.
  • University of Washington Cities and Buildings Database
    The Cities and Buildings Database is a collection of digitized images of buildings and cities drawn from across time and throughout the world, available to students, researchers and educators on the web. Researchers can now search for buildings by country, city, style, title, architect, date of construction, as well as other fields.
  • VADS. The online resource for visual arts.
    Visual art collections comprising over 100,000 images from institutional sources contributed for use in learning, teaching and research. Includes art, design, architecture, decorative art, fashion. UK-based.
  • Web Gallery of Art - a virtual museum of over 20,000 reproductions
    "The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism and Romanticism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 20,300 reproductions. Picture commentaries, artist biographies are available. Guided tours, period music, downloadable catalogue, free postcard and other services are provided. The Web Gallery of Art is intended to be a free resource of art history primarily for students and teachers. It is a private initiative not related to any museums or art institutions, and not supported financially by any state or corporate sponsors. However, we do our utmost, using authentic literature and advice from professionals, to ensure the quality and authenticity of the content."
  • William Gray Purcell Job Image Database
    The Prairie School tradition is magnificently represented by the William Gray Purcell Papers (1814-1965). Purcell (1880-1965) and George Grant Elmslie's (1871-1952) highly successful partnership produced some of the finest Prairie School buildings in America. Present are drawings and other documents for almost every commission, plus those designed by both men before and after the period of their partnership.
Landscape Architecture
  • American Landscape and Architectural Design 1850-1920 - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
    Large collection of lantern slides of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. Source materials for this collection come from Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Included is the work of Harvard faculty Frederick Law Olmsted, Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of other landscape architects throughout the country. The collection offers views of cities, buildings, parks, and gardens, including Boston's Park System.
  • Early Landscape Photography of the American West
    Over 200 large albumen prints from the 1860s and 1870s of American Western landscape. The locations and photographers include views of Yosemite Valley by Carleton E. Watkins and Charles L. Weed, the route of the Union Pacific Railroad through the Rocky Mountains by A.J. Russell, and others.
  • Environmental Design Archives (UC Berkeley)
    The Environmental Design Archives holds nearly 100 collections documenting the built and landscaped environment. These records span a century, 1890-1990, and contain primary source materials such as correspondence, reports, specifications, drawings, photographs, and artifacts.
  • Historic Architecture and Landscape Image Collection (Art Institute of Chicago)
    Consisting of approximately 11,000 images that document the architecture, landscape and urban planning of sites across the United States - with a particular emphasis on Chicago and its suburbs - and, to a lesser extent, internationally, The Historic Architecture and Landscape Image collection, or HALIC, contains mounted photographic prints, lantern slides (both black and white and hand-colored), and postcards dating from the 1860s to the 1970s.
  • Landscape Architecture Image Resource (LAIR)
    "The LAIR Website has been designed to foster active, collaborative learning and encourage community building across a variety of campuses serving landscape architecture education."
  • LMRC - VILAR - Virtual Landscape Gallery

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  • Plantwire.com

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Clothing
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Fashion: Past & Present
    A listing of dozens of online resources that cover the entire span of the history of fashion. The sources are also listed by century. Children's, men's, ethnic & folk fashions as well as military arms and armor and all types of cosmetics and accessories are also covered.
  • Index of American Design
    An index of over 18,000 watercolor renderings of American decorative art objects. Search the collection or in the selected online tours for “costume” or “textiles”. A brief description of each item is also provided.
Communication Studies
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • ARTstor Authentication Required
    ARTstor is a cross-disciplinary image database. It offers collections of approximately 300,000 art images and descriptive information covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor's accompanying software tools will support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.
  • Time and Life Pictures
    Time-Life Pictures. Images by well-known photojournalists "documenting past and present political and cultural events, as well as celebrities and the American experience." Also includes commercial and archival footage.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
Journalism
  • American Memory Images
    Provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Image Collections
    The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. Individuals can access a trove of tens of thousands of images across these institutions through DPLA's search interface (by selecting the "images" filter on results after performing a keyword search). Alternatively, consider using the OpenPics app. (http://dp.la/apps/6) to find images from the DPLA (and other repositories).
  • Flickr Commons
    Search and use hundreds of images with "no known copyright restrictions." A joint venture of Flickr and the Library of Congress, Flickr Commons was designed to increase access to publicly-held photography collections.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
  • World Digital Library
    Created by UNESCO and the Library of Congress, the World Digital Library provides free online access to world cultural treasures. Includes manuscripts, maps, rare books, musical scores, recordings, films, prints, photographs, and architectural drawings from a variety of countries.
Marketing
  • Ad*Access
    Advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Digital collection at Duke University.
  • Adaholic: Print Magazine Ads

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  • AdFlip
    Archive of classic print advertisements from 1940 to 2001. Search by publication, advertisement category, or year.
  • Ads of the World
    Contemporary ads from around the world, including award winners.
  • Advertolog
    Contemporary print and TV ads, browsable by categories, including cars, savoury foods, and men's magazines.
  • AdViews
    AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s from Duke University.
  • AIGA Design Archives
    Over 16,000 images of past winners of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) annual competitions in the areas of Book, Brand and Corporate Identity, Promotional, Information, Package and Typographical design from 1950's to the present.
  • AP Images Authentication Required
    AP Images is one of the world's largest collections of historical and contemporary imagery, with a 50 million-image print and negative archive. As an essential source of photographs and graphics for professional image buyers, AP Images strives to meet the needs of today's global customer through superior image quality, selection and service.
  • The American Package Museum
    Historical American packaging and print advertising from the early 20th century. Browse by product name. Some 3-D images available.
  • Coloribus Authentication Required
    Coloribus is an archive of commercial advertising in a variety of formats from around the world. Each advertisement includes detailed credits information and description. The archive is searchable by advertiser, product, brand, release date, country of origin, and creative credits, among other attributes. Includes advertisements from TV and cinema, print magazines and newspapers, outdoor billboards and posters, online, direct marketing, radio, and others. Also includes information on advertising festivals and awards from 1969 to present. Almost all ads in the archive have high resolution versions available for downloading and online viewing. Content is updated daily. Please note that the embedded Flash player is not compatible with proxy services. Off-campus users will need to use the "Download" options in order to view any videos or install VPN software on your computer.
  • Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918
    This collection from the University of washington Libraries consists of over 450 print advertisements published in local magazines, city directories, and theater pamphlets from 1867 to 1918.
  • Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920
    An important, collaborative effort between the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History and Duke University's Digital Scriptorium provides images of over 9,000 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920. The site is designed to chronicle the rise of consumer culture in America in the late nineteenth century as well as the development of a professionalized advertising industry.
  • Gender Ads
    Advertising images focusing on gender content and analysis. Browse by female and male advertisements, body parts, gender roles, and more.
  • GLAAD Advertising Media Program
    Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) archive of current and historical advertising with diverse gender content. Image collection and analysis.
  • Medicine and Madison Avenue
    Over 600 historical and health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from 1910-1959; categories include cigarettes, vitamins and tonics, diet, and more From Duke University Libraries digital collections.


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