Looking For An Image For A Blog Post?

You may be in luck because nearly 200,000 images from the New York Public Library are now online and available for free use.

“The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, featuring epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download…and images can be sorted by century, color, genre, or library collection.” – Andrew J . Hawkins, The Verge http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/6/10723680/nyc-library-public-domain-images-digital

View the public domain image collection here: https://www.nypl.org/blog/2016/01/05/share-public-domain-collections

9 thoughts on “Looking For An Image For A Blog Post?

  1. What an amazing thing for a library to do, Jack. I’m sure they’ll get lots of downloads. Hope you are fighting fit and enjoying 2017 – it’s been a while since you were on your blog.

    • Thank you, Millie Thom. I’ve only just viewed a few of the library images but hope to check out more eventually. 2017 has already been somewhat of a … challenge. Not been online much since the holidays came and went.

      • I hope the ‘challenge’ isn’t an insurmountable one, Jack, and that your book is coming on well. Personally, I always find January a challenge, simply because I hate the winter months. It’s not the cold I dislike as much as the ridiculously short days. Roll on spring. ‘Biggie’ birthdays this year. Oh dear…

      • Thank you, milliethom. Agree with you on winter and the often depressing gloom of cold and dark but spring is just around the corner …’Biggie’ birthdays will strike us shortly, won’t they. 🙂

  2. My wife is part of the North Texas University Digital Humanities Project and you would be surprised how many public libraries, public and private educational libraries and state historical societies, as well as on-line newspaper collections like the one from UNT, are all available. Read the requirements, but most are free to use. All one needs to do is get past the $ sites on Google and search .edu and .org for digital archives. Gold mines of inspiration and scene setting.

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