PHOTOGRAPHY

    Photography from the invention of the medium in 1839 in its technical and motivic variety: landscape photography, reportage photography, art photography, architectural and object photography, portrait and nude photography, amateur photography.
    Links to collections from archives, museums, and libraries as well as from picture agencies and media companies.

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International Portals and Collections

ARAB IMAGE FOUNDATION (AIF)

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BIBLIOTECA DIGITAL DEL PATRIMONIO IBEROAMERICANA

Phographs covering topics like politics, culture, portraits, architecture, landscapes. From collections of national libraries of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal. About 4‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term + fotografia ♦ filter: Country ♦ themes ♦ technical properties.
USE: Depending on institution ♦ basically in public domain ♦ site languages: EN, ES, PT.


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DAGUERREOBASE

Daguerreotypes (earliest photographs) from collections of museums, libraries, archives and private collections in Europe. Information platform and network. Over 16`000 daguerreotypes online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ browsing: year ♦ creator ♦ collection (institution) ♦ themes (tags) ♦ illustr. person.
USE: Rights: see information given for each daguerreotype ♦ EN, DE, FR, IT, other.


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EUROPEANA / Photographs

Photographs since 1839 made available through EuropeanaPhotography and EuroPhoto. Furthermore pictures from a large number of cultural institutions. All themes. Over 3.5m photos online.
SEARCH: Search term (+photography) ♦ Institutions (Sources) + Search term (+photography).
USE: Depending on institutions: Free Re-use / Limited Re-use / No Re-use ♦ EN /other.


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ICRC AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES / (ICRC)

Photographs from the archive of the International Red Cross (ICRC). Documenting the history oft den ICRC, conflicts and catastrophes since the end of the 19th century. Around 125’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ advanced search: place ♦ period ♦ person.
USE: Free ♦ download after previous registration ♦EN.


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INTERNATIONAL MISSION PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE (IMPA)

Historical photographs from archives of catholic and protestant missionary societies in Germany, France, Great Britain, Norway, USA (1860-1950). Over 92‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search terms (AND/OR) ♦ instit. ♦ theme ♦ creator ♦ period ♦ browse: keyword ♦ name ♦ place.
USE: See Description/Rights specified for each photograph ♦ Website language EN.


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INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (Olympic.org / Photos)

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SEARCH: IP Volltext ♦ Volltext über gesamten Bestand ♦ Kategorien.
USE: IP Frei ♦ Download PDF ♦ Drucken: Seiten, Nr., Artikel ♦ OCR-Text ♦ EN.


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MAGNUM

International photo agency, founded 1947 in Paris. The epitome of sophisticated photojournalism. Magnum photographers document political and social events worldwide. Over 550’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ adv. search: photographer ♦ categories (themes) ♦ continent ♦ period ♦ browsing.
USE: Free search ♦ register MyCollections /Lightbox ♦ copyright information on request ♦ EN.


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WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY / Photographs

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Afghanistan

PHOTOTHECA AFGHANICA

Fotografien Afghanistan aus Sammlungen von Institutionen und Persönlichkeiten mit Fokus auf Landschaften, Architektur, Kultur, Menschen. 1880er Jahren bis Mitte 20. Jh. Über 1’800 Fotos online.
SEARCH: Suchbegriff ♦ Sammlung ♦ Serie ♦ Kategorie ♦ Browsen.
USE: Keine Angaben ♦ kein DL ♦ Wasserzeichen ♦ spärlich beschrieben ♦ DE, EN, FR, AR.


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Albania

MARUBI VIRTUAL MUSEUM / ARCHIVE

Photographs by the prominent Albanian family of photographers Marubi /Marubbi: Portraits, traditions, landscapes, architecture. Time period 1858 – 1952. More than 30’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ photographer ♦ theme (topics): i.a. place ♦ architecture ♦ landscapes.
USE: No information ♦ no DL ♦ watermark ♦ sparse description ♦ AL, EN, IT.


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Algeria

ARCHIVES NATIONALES D’OUTRE-MER / Base d’images Ulysse

Photographs from the time of French colonial rule: people, landscapes, cities/villages, buildings/monuments. More than 1‘600 photos from the years 1866-1950 online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: Types (photo) ♦ country/territory ♦ place ♦ year/period ♦ source..
USE: Description ♦ enlarged view ♦ dl doc/pdf ♦ free for non-commercial use ♦ FR.


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ARCHIVES LUC DESSAULT / Photos d‘Algérie

Photographs from the archive of Luc Dessault, photographer born in Blida in 1904. Views of villages, cities and landscapes up to the year of Algeria’s independence in 1962.
SEARCH: Browsing: regions ♦ villages/towns ♦ themes.
USE: Pictures can be obtained on request ♦ FR.


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Argentinia

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BIBLIOTECA DIGITAL TRAPALANDA /FOTOGRAFÍAS (Biblioteca National de Argentínia)

Extensive collection of photographs covering Argentinia in the 19th/20th c. with a broad range of topics. Photos i.a. by Esteban Gonnet, Benito Panunzi, Christiano Junior, Edmond Lebeaud, Antonio Pozzo. MORE SEARCH: Advanced search: search term ♦ date ♦ photograph ♦ title ♦ collection.
USE: Dl JPEG ♦ Copyright: see Visualizar la licencia /Terminos y conditiones de uso ♦ ES.

Armenia

THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MUSEUM-INSTITUTE / Photo Collection

Photographic documents on the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire as well as on earlier massacres of Armenians. From various archives and collections worldwide. Around 200 pictures.
SEARCH: Browsing photographic documents from 20 collections.
USE: Just documentation ♦ languages of the site: EN, FR, HY, RU, TR.


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LUSADARAN / Armenian Photography Foundation

Documents the Armenian photography from 1850 in their formal development, geographic and content diversity with pictures by major photographers and studios. More than 450 photos online.
SEARCH: Browsing ♦ filter: photographer (biographies).
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ free dl for educational and scientific use ♦ language: EN.


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Australia

NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA / PhotoSearch

Collection comprising over 1m photos. Documents extensively Australia’s history, culture und everyday life. Includes pictures from the Australian News and Information Bureau. Aroung 400‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ series ♦ period ♦ browsing: theme (tags) and place/site (map).
USE: Free download for non-commercial use ♦ buy copies ♦ site language EN.


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TROVE / NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA

Photographs from collections of the National Library and of other Australian libraries; cover topics such as history, people, technology and nature from the 19th c. to the present.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ advanced search: year ♦ period ♦ photographer ♦ library.
USE: Depending on the library ♦ generally free for non-commercial use ♦ EN.


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Austria

ALBERTINA / Collections online / Photo collection

Documents thematically broad-based photography in Austria / Austria-Hungary with focus on the 19th century: landscapes, architecture, places, portraits, society. Over 11’500 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ adv. search (AND/OR/NOT): photographer ♦ person ♦ date ♦ state/region.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ dl low-resolution ♦ print / PDF ♦ order/inquiry ♦ DE, EN.


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AUSTRIAN MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS MAK / Collection online:

Photographs of collection objects and architectural photography; the MAK collects applied art from all eras and materials with an international orientation. Over 56’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ Fotografie (under Objektbezeichnungen) ♦ collection ♦ person ♦ place.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ free personal use ♦ publications with authorization ♦ DE, (EN).


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Belgium

MUSÉE ROYALE DE L’AFRIQUE CENTRALE (MRAC) / Collections en ligne

Photographs documenting the Belgian Congo in colonial times: Expeditions, architecture, politics, people and culture from an ethnographic viewpoint. Around 1‘045 pictures online.
SEARCH: Thematic collection ♦ culture ♦ person/institution ♦ topic ♦ typology ♦ geography.
USE: Zoom ♦ dl ♦ right of use ♦ purchase ♦ languages oft the site: NL, FR, EN, DE.


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ROYAL INSTITUTE FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE (IRPA) / Online photo library

Broad selection of photographs covering Belgium’s history and culture from 1850 to 1990s. From collections of numerous Belgian cultural institutions. About 9‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: „Photographie“ (What?) ♦ Various filters: i.a. place ♦ photographer ♦ year ♦ chronology.
USE: Zoom ♦ print ♦ dl high-resolution photos ♦ free private use ♦ NL, FR, EN.


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Brasil

BRASILIANA FOTOGRÁFICA DIGITAL

Photographs from collections of the National Library of Brazil and of other institutions. Covering history, everyday life, cities and landscapes. Focus on the period 1850 to 1930s. About 3‘500 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ browsing „Acervo“ (collect.): Chronol. ♦ date ♦ photogr. ♦ topic ♦ place ♦ archive.
USE: Dl ♦ copyright for private, acad., commercial use depends on contrib. institution ♦ PT.


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IMS INSTITUTO MOREIRA SALLES

Most important collection of photographs in Brazil. Includes works by renowned photographers and reflects both in regard to form and content photography in Brazil from 1855. Over 9‘500 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ photographer ♦ coll. ♦ keyword: topic ♦ place/country/state ♦ person ♦ genre.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ license for professional/commercial use ♦ PT.


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Bulgaria

SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS NATIONAL LIBRARY / Portraits and photographs

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Canada

BIBLIOTHEQUE ET ARCHIVES NATIONALES DU QUEBEC

Photographs covering society, everyday life, politics, culture and personalities in Canada since 1914, especially from the collection Conrad Poirier. Plus postcard collection. About 45,000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: Photographer/creator ♦ topic ♦ place ♦ date/period.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ free for personal/pedag. /scient. use (reference required); FR.


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LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA / BIBLIOTHEQUE ET ARCHIVES CANADA / Photographs

Broad and diverse collection covering history, social and political events, culture, landscapes, places, architecture, fashion and sports in Canada since 1850. Over 600’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Image Search or Enhanced Archives Search: Search terms (AND/OR/NOT) ♦ date/period.
USE: Check: neu Urheberrechtlich geschützt ♦ frei für pers./päd./wiss. Verwendung mit Quellenangabe ♦ EN,FR ?.


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CBC DIGITAL ARCHIVES

Owns more than 250’000 photographic portraits of famous British personalities. Includes high-caliber historical collections. Period 1839 to the present. About 150’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Collections ♦ photographer ♦ adv. search: person and portrait/type of media (photography).
USE: Free dl for personal use (800px/72dpi) ♦ licenses for professional use (2400/300dpi) ♦ EN.


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China

HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHINA

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Columbia / República de Colombia

BIBLIOTECA NATIONAL DE COLOMBIA / Fondos Fotográficos

Photographs covering society and culture of Colombia since 1948. Everyday life, political events, architecture, landscapes, theater, personalities, economy, sports. Over 11,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Collection ♦ adv. search: search term (AND/NOT) ♦ photographer ♦ decade ♦ topics (Materia).
USE: Print ♦ protected by copyright ♦ for reproduction permission is required ♦ ES.


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Czech Republic

LANGHANS ARCHIVE /Atelier Langhans, Prague

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Danmark

DANSK KULTURARV / DIGITAL PICTURE ARCHIVE

Danish cultural heritage platform. Offers a wide selection of pictures covering Danmark: history, everyday life, culture, architecture, landscapes. Over 100’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ sort by culture institution ♦ picture title ♦ chronology.
USE: Dl (small resolution) ♦ use according to contributor ♦ site language DA.


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England

EDWARD REEVES ARCHIVE

Photographs by the photographer Edward Reeves (1824-1905) of the small town of Lewes, East Sussex, compared with the present. 79 photos online. Short films on E. Reeves’ legendary photo studio.
SEARCH: Exhibition’s course using an interactive map.
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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS / Photographs

Holds nearly 11 MIL photos. Collection documents all conflicts with the participation of Great Britain and the Commonwealth; from the Crimean War to the present day. Nearly 400‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keywords (AND), Filters / category: photographs ♦ creator ♦ place ♦ topic ♦ event ♦ period ♦ person.
USE: Copyright owned by IWM and third parties ♦ purchase ♦ licenses on request ♦ EN.


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NATIONAL MEDIA MUSEUM / National Photography Collection

Collection reflects the technical and esthetic development of photography from its very beginning across a broad spectrum pictures and photos by famous photographers. About 2’500 photos online.
SEARCH: Coll. ♦ period ♦ photographer ♦ for adv. search go to Science & Society Picture. Gallery.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ purchase through Science & Society Picture Gallery ♦ EN.


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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF LABOUR HISTORY / Photographs

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY / Photographs collection

Owns over 250‘000 photo portraits of famous British personalities. Includes high-profile historical collections. From 1839 to the present day. More than 80‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Coll. ♦ photographer ♦ adv. search: person and portrait/media type (photography).
USE: Dl free for personal use (800px/72dpi) ♦ professional use licenses (2400/300dpi) ♦ EN.


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ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY / PICTURE LIBRARY / Photo collection

Large collection of photographs with the focus on the history of geographic research, expeditions, and global travelling. From 1840 to the present day. Over 16‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Period ♦ regions ♦ themes ♦ expeditions ♦ keyword ♦ browsing.
USE: Dl low resolution (watermark) ♦ account /lightroom ♦ high resol. photos/licenses on request ♦ EN.


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SCIENCE & SOCIETY PICTURE LIBRARY

Photographs from the collections of the Science Museum Group: Science Museum, National Railway Museum, National Media Museum, Museum of Science & Industry. Nearly 40‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ collections ♦ themes ♦ adv. search / various filters.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ licenses ♦ personal use on 1 PC (see „PERMITTED USAGE“) ♦ EN.


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VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM / Photography

One of the world’s leading photo collections with around 500,000 pictures. Documents with rare treasures the history of photography, esp. early British photography. About 2‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keywords (AND)/“photography“ ♦ photographer ♦ subject ♦ place ♦ technique ♦ period/year.
USE: Dl (partly): low/high resol. photos, pdf ♦ free personal / acad. use ♦ licenses on request ♦ EN.


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Estonia

NATONAL LIBRARY OF ESTONIA / Digital Archive DIGAR

Collection of postcards with photographic views of cities, villages, landscapes and people of Estonia. Moreover Carte de Visite portraits. Over 7‘000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Keyword (e.g. place) ♦ adv. search: type (postcard/photo) ♦ keyword ♦ period.
USE: Free dl for personal use, education and research ♦ see: Terms of use ♦ ET, EN, RU.


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Finland

FINNA / Content from Finnish archives, museums and libraries

Photographs from numerous collections of Finnish institutions; Document broadly everyday life, landscapes, architecture, culture and the history of Finland. About 300‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ browsing ♦ adv. search: photographer ♦ institution ♦ theme ♦ period/year.
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FINNISH WARTIME PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE

Photographs documenting the period of World War II in Finland (1939-1945): The life of the people, the destructions, war industry, the lives of the soldiers at the front. About 160’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ span of time ♦ period.
USE: Dl (4 MB) ♦ CC: free use ♦ indication of source required: „SA-kuva“ ♦ FI, SV, EN.


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France

The araGo Photography Portal

Documents photography and its history in France from the 1840s to the present. Pictures from collections of 40 French national museums and of the Grand Palais. Over 25’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search/filter: photographer ♦ theme ♦ technique ♦ institution/collection.
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L’AGENCE PHOTO RMN GRAND PALAIS

Photographs covering a broad range of topics, international, focus on France, its former colonies und expeditions from 1839. From collections of French and European museums. Over 125’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ adv. search/filter: photographer ♦ theme ♦ tech. ♦ period ♦ institution, copyright.
USE: Fee-based ♦ for commercial users ♦ partly without copyright (over 75’000 photos) ♦ FR.


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ARCHIVES NATIONALES D’OUTRE-MER / Base d’images Ulysse

Photographs from the time of the French colonial rule: People, landscapes, towns/villages, buildings, monuments. Covering the years 1866 to 1950. Over 1‘600 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ adv. search: Type (photographie) ♦ country/territory ♦ place ♦ year/period ♦ source.
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LA CONTEMPORAINE – Bibliothèque, archives, musées des mondes contemporains

The collection documents World War I, the interwar period, World War II, the USSR after 1945; in addition political and social conflicts in France and in Europe. Over 37’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Use L’Argonaute: keyw. ♦ adv. s.: Nature du contenu: Photographie ♦ time ♦ name ♦ pl. ♦ topic.
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CENTRE POMPIDOU / Musée national d’art moderne – Centre de création industrielle / Photographs

Prestigous collection of photographs of the 20th c., focusing on the 1920s/1930s and 1940s, inparticular on Brancusi, Man Ray, Eli Lotar. More recent photographs since the 1980s. Over 60‘000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ adv. search: Work type: Photographie ♦ photographer ♦ tperiod/date.
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CULTURE.FR / Collections

Central access to French cultural heritage resources from about 80 institutions. Photographs covering history, daily life, culture, landscapes and architecture from the 1840s. Over 150’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword („photographie“); adv. search: keyword, date, span of time; various filters.
USE: Non-commercial use free (CC-BY-SA 3.0 FR/„mentions légales“) ♦ licences ♦ FR, EN, ES.


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GALLICA / BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONAL DE FRANCE BNF / Photographs

High-quality collection, documents the photography of the 19th and 20th century; focusing on France and on the world of theatre and sports after 1940. More than 200’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Full text/keyword ♦ filter: photographer ♦ collection ♦ technique ♦ period. (century).
USE: Mostly without copyright ♦ partly private non-commercial use only ♦ dl (PDF/JPEG) ♦ FR.


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INA Photoservice / Institut national de l’audiovisuel

Photoservice addressing the broad public. Photographs covering persons and stars in the field of music, theatre, politics and sports . About 400 photos available.
SEARCH: Names ♦ Browsing themes and names.
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MÉDIATHÈQUE DE L’ARCHITECTURE ET DU PATRIMOINE

Photographs covering Paris since 1839 from collections of the city of Paris: History, architecture, everyday life, culture, theatre, fashion, sports; by famous artists. About 650’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ theme ♦ photographer ♦ institution/source ♦ period/year ♦ theme galleries.
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PARIS EN IMAGES

Photographs covering Paris since 1839 from collections of the city of Paris: History, architecture, everyday life, culture, theatre, fashion, sports; by famous artists. About 120’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ topic ♦ photographer ♦ institution/source ♦ period/year ♦ theme galleries.
USE: Free for private use, education/research (not published) ♦ purchase of prints ♦ FR, EN.


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PARIS MATCH PHOTOS / Getty Images

Photographs of the news magazine Paris Match, founded in 1949. Pictures covering current affairs in France and internationally, all areas. Distributed by Getty Images. Over 270’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Person ♦ place ♦ period/date ♦ photographer.
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PARIS MUSÉES – Les musées de la ville de Paris

Photographs from the collections of the 14 museums of the City of Paris. Cover history, everyday life, the arts and fashion. Over 28’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ type: photographie ♦ museum ♦ period/date/century.
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MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY / Photographs

Photographs covering Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Oceania; from 1842 till today. Artistic and ethnographic pictures, photos of museum objects. Over 370‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: person/institution ♦ continent ♦ country ♦ region ♦ national group.
USE: Free dl for private / educ. use ♦ for commercial use permission required ♦ FR, EN.


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SOCIÉTÉ DE GÉOGRAPHIE / GALLICA / Bibliothèque Nationale de France BNF

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USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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Germany

BAVARIKON / Bayrische Staatsbibliothek / Photography

Photos covering art, culture, regional studies, the history of the Free State of Bavaria. Mainly from the collections of the Bavarian State Library and of the Institut für Volkskunde. Over 50’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term/category of objects: „Fotografie“ ♦ creator ♦ title ♦ topic ♦ loc. ♦ person ♦ chronol.
USE: Free dl for personal/ scientific use ♦ copyright held by respective institutions ♦ DE, EN.


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BILDAGENTUR BPK – Image Bank of Cultural Institutions

Large offer of photographs, documents German history of the 20th c., art and culture. Includes photos of European and US partner agencies. More than 250‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ timeline topic ♦ photographer ♦ collection ♦, dossiers/timeline.
USE: Free search/view ♦ fee-based agency ♦ register (div. functions, for enterprises); DE, EN.


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BILDARCHIV FOTO MARBURG

German center for documentary photography of art history. Reproduction of works of art and buildings in Germany and Europe. From collections of about 80 partner institutions. Over 2m photos online.
SEARCH: Photographer ♦ material ♦ theme ♦ person ♦ country ♦ partner ♦ galleries.
USE: Copyright lies mainly with partners ♦ see terms of use ♦ DE.


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DEUTSCHE DIGITALE BIBLIOTHEK (DDB)

Germany’s national portal for the access to the cultural and scientific heritage from numerous archives and museums. From the 1840s to the present focusing on Germany. About 1.4m photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword „Foto/s“ ♦ filter: time ♦ place ♦ person/institution ♦ contributor.
USE: Depending on institution ♦ dl pdf picture with description and rights of use ♦ DE, EN.


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DEUTSCHE FOTOTHEK / SLUB Dresden

Provided by the Deutsche Fotothek and partner institutions: Archive of the photographers, worldviews, worker’s photographs, World War I, fashion photos 20s/30s, aerial photos. Over 700’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ filter: collection ♦ photographer ♦ date/period ♦ theme ♦ place ♦ person.
USE: Dl jpg in high resolution ♦ free personal/scientific use ♦ see list of prices ♦ DE.


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DEUTSCHES HISTORISCHES MUSEUM DHM /Photo archive

Collection of art photography; Picture archive: Nachlässen von agencies and photographers; photo archive of the former Museum for German History (MfDG); Object photos. Over 90’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ object: “Foto“ ♦ title ♦ geography ♦ incident ♦ period ♦ date ♦ collection.
USE: All content copyrighted ♦ licences for photos available ♦ DE, EN.


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FEDERAL ARCHIVES / THE DIGITAL PICTURE ARCHIVES

Photographs covering German history: Weimar Republic, Nazi Reich, GDR (Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst ADN – Zentralbild), Federal Republic of Germany. Over 315’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Full-text retrieval ♦ adv. research ♦ by topic ♦ collection ♦ person ♦ locality.
USE: Request for use (see Terms of use) ♦ links to Wikipedia ♦ site language DE, EN.


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MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE HAMBURG MKG / Photographs

Diverse collection of photographs from the 1850s to the present; photography of art and photo journalism (documentary photography), object and fashion pictures; over 6‘900 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ object type: „Fotografie“ ♦ object ♦ photographer ♦ period ♦ place ♦ topic.
USE: Photos in Public Domain free/fair use ♦ others see copyright ♦ available on request ♦ DE, EN.


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MUSEUM LUDWIG / Kulturelles Erbe Köln

High-profile and diverse collection documenting the history of photography in the 19th/20th c. Includes daguerreotypes and pictures of renowned photographers. More than 8‘300 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ Genre: „Fotografie“ ♦ photographer ♦ place ♦ topic ♦ year/period ♦ material/technique.
USE: Free personal/scientific use (indicate source) ♦ rights of use stated for each photo ♦ DE, EN, FR.


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DAS RHEINISCHE BILDARCHIV RBA / Kulturelles Erbe Köln

Covers documentary photography of the museums of Cologne (Köln): city views, architecture and art momunents in Cologne and in the Rhineland; events and personalities. Over 5‘100 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ Genre: „Fotografie“ ♦ photographer ♦ place ♦ topic ♦ year/period ♦ material/technique.
USE: Free personal/scientific use (indicate source) ♦ rights of use stated for each photo ♦ DE, EN, FR.


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RUHR MUSEUM / Bilddatenbank

Photographs covering history, society, culture, politics and sports in the Ruhr area and in Germany in the 20th century. Glass plates and mostly contact sheets from photo estates. Over 700‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: topic ♦ photographer ♦ place ♦ person ♦ date/period.
USE: Magnifier ♦ water mark protection ♦ buy/order ♦ register for folders ♦ DE.


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STAATLICHE MUSEEN BERLIN / SMB-digital

Ethnographic pictures and art photographs of Africa, America, Asia and Europe: people, architecture, culture, landscapes; 19th/20th c.; object photographs SMB. More than 26‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Adv. search: full text ♦ object: Fotografie ♦ collection ♦ name ♦ title ♦ date/period ♦ place.
USE: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 DE /non-commercial use ♦ licences: www.bpk-images.de ♦ DE, EN.


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ULLSTEIN BILD

Photographic archive of Ullstein media enterprise, founded in 1877: Germany, current affairs, aerial photos, personalities. In addition pictures from partner photo agencies. Over 6,5m photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ topic ♦ period ♦ location ♦ timeline ♦ topics/timeline.
USE: Fee-based agency ♦ free search ♦ image order ♦ licenses ♦ register ♦ lightbox ♦ DE, EN.


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Greece

THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF CLASSICAL STUDIES IN ATHENS (ASCSA) / Digital Library

Photographs of historical monuments and landscapes, archaeological excavations and finds in Greece and other countries since 1880. More than 56,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Collections ♦ keyword ♦ thesauri (matadata/search terms in English) ♦ browsing.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ For any use permission required ♦ site languages EN, EL.


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Hungary

NATIONAL SZÉCHÉNYI LIBRARY (National Library) / The Digital Archive of Pictures

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SEARCH: Search terms ♦ Info ♦ Info ♦ Info ♦ Info ♦ Info.
USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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India

THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF INDIAN STUDIES (AIIS) / Digital South Asia Library

Photographs of historical monuments and buildings of India, documenting archeology, sculptures, reliefs, terracotta, wall paintings, painting and coins. Over 125,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term (AND/OR) ♦ adv. search: place/state ♦ object ♦ date/c. ♦ cat. (archit., sculpture).
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ owned by AIIS ♦ use for scientific publications on demand ♦ EN.


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ADITYA ARYA ARCHIVE

Photographs by the photojournalist Kulwant Roy (1914-1984). Documenting current affairs and everyday life in the years before and during India’s independence. Several hundred photos online.
SEARCH: Browse by topic: Independence Movement ♦ Muslim League ♦ others.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ use on request ♦ purchase of prints ♦ site language EN.


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Ireland

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF IRELAND / Digital Photographs

Photographs of the country and history of Ireland. Focus on the 19th and early 20th century. Renowned collections, among others The Lawrence Royal & Cabinet Collections. Over 50’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Collections ♦ period/year ♦ topic ♦ region ♦ photographer/creator ♦ genre ♦ browsing.
USE: Zoom ♦ free dl as JPEG (see terms of usage) ♦ site language EN, GA.


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RTÈ Archives IRLAND / Stills (Image) Library

Photographs documenting radio and television broadcasts of the Irish radio station RTÈ since 1962, events and personalities, history and culture since the 1890s. About 150’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ adv. search: person/group ♦ program ♦ date/period ♦ collection ♦ category KW.
USE: All photos protected by copyright ♦ lightbox ♦ for licenses see …♦ EN.


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THE PHOTO ALBUM OF IRELAND PROJECT

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USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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Israel

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL / Visual Memory

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USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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Italy

ALINARI

The world’s oldest photo agency. Documents society, economy, architecture, landscape and culture with focus on Italy since 1838. Represents about 30 partner archives/agencies. Over 290’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ period ♦ photog. ♦ person ♦ place ♦ event ♦ tech. aspect ♦ work of art ♦ dossiers.
USE: Fee-based photo agency ♦ free search ♦ purchase and licenses online ♦ IT, EN.


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AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME / Photographs

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USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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ARCHIVIO DI ETNOLOGIA E STORIA SOCIALE (AESS) / Lombardia Digital Archive

Photographs covering society and social change in Lombardy: world of work, production, customs, festivals, objects, tools, architecture, landscapes, over 16’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ photographer ♦ topic ♦ collection ♦ place.
USE: Free for teaching/research ♦ for publications/commercial use permission required ♦ IT.


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ARCHIVI – UNA CITTÀ PER GLI ARCHIVI

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USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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ARCHIVIO DEGLI IBLEI / Archivio immagini

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USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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FOTOGRAFIA & INDUSTRIA / La Fototeca della Fondazione Ansaldo

Documents the historical memory of the industry with a focus on the region of Genoa and companies of the Ansalto group from the end of the 19th c.: factories, workers, culture. Over 10‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: description ♦ person/organization ♦ place ♦ company ♦ date ♦ other.
USE: Zoom ♦ dl (PNG-format) ♦ copyright …♦ site language IT.


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INSTITUTO LUCE / Archivio fotografico Luce

Photographs covering topics such as society, politics, culture, technology, fashion and sports in Italy from xxxx to. Furthermore Albania, Spain, colonialism in North Africa. Over 180,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: topic ♦ place ♦ person ♦ date ♦ creator ♦ collection.
USE: Protected by copyright (watermarks) ♦ Copyright hold by Instituto Luce Cinecittà ♦ IT.


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INSTITUTO CENTRALE PER IL CATALOGO E LA DOCUMENTATIONE (ICCD)

Pictures by renowned photographers covering Italy and other countries (Asia, Middle East, Africa) since 1840: architecture, culture, aerial photos, everyday life, portraits, polit. events. 70,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Adv. search: collection ♦ subject ♦ place ♦ photographer ♦ creator ♦ pictured object ♦ year.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ picture for private use 10 Euro ♦ licenses via e-Foto ♦ IT.


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LOMBARDIABENICULTURALI / Photography

Photographs from the archives of about 25 institutions of Lombardy. Illustrating society, history, architecture and culture of the Northern Italian region. Over 175,000 pictures online..
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: creator/photog. ♦ place ♦ period ♦ collection ♦ topic ♦ institution.
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MUSEO DI FOTOGRAFIA CONTEMPORANEA

Collection of 20th century photography focusing on Italy: architecture, landscapes, portraits, nudes, objects, industry, fashion, reportage, experimental photography. Over 46,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Photog. A-Z ♦ topics A-Z (AND/OR) ♦ genre ♦ place A-Z ♦ period ♦ coll. ♦ digital exhibitions.
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Japan

MOMAK / The National Museum of Modern Art

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Latvia

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF LATVIA / Digital Library

Photographs covering history, society and culture of Latvia in the 20th century (In Search of lost Latvia). Landscapes, architecture, cities, villages, everyday life, portraits. Over 20,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: topic ♦ photographer ♦ place ♦ chronology.
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Lithuania

E-PAVELDAS / Lithuanian cultural heritage search /photographs

Photographs of Lithuania in the 20th c. from collections of the Lithuanian Art Museum and other cultural institutions. Pictures of museum objects and a broad variety of topics. Over 12‘000 photo online.
SEARCH: Keyword ♦ period ♦ provider (institution) ♦ photographer ♦ places ♦ adv. search.
USE: Partly free (indicate source) ♦ partly copyrighted ♦ written permission required ♦ LT, EN.


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Luxembourg

ARCHIVES NATIONALES DE LUXEMBOURG

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New Zealand

ARCHIVES NEW ZEALAND

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NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NEW ZEALAND / Photographic Archive

Photographs of New Zealand and Pacific Islands since 1857: regions, cities/towns, villages, landscapes, everyday life, Maori, culture, portraits, history, army (WWI/II). Over 217‘000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ collect.: Photographic Archive ♦ filter: creator ♦ subject ♦ period ♦ free/for purchase.
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Norway

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NORWAY (Nasjonalbibliotheket)

Photographs covering society and history of Norway since 1840: landscapes, cities, villages, architecture, history, everyday life, portraits, politics, culture, sports. Over 207,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Click on Avansert søk/Foto ♦ keyword ♦ title ♦ period ♦ photographer ♦ topic.
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DIGITALTMUSEUM / Photographs

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Peru

MARTIN CHAMBI ARCHIVO

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Romania

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ROMANIA / Biblioteca Digitala Nationala

Photos covering history and culture of Romania in the 19th / 20th century. Personalities in culture and politics, portraits, postcards (cities, villages, landscapes), photo albums. Over 1’400 pictures online.
SEARCH: Adv. search: Search term (AND/OR/NOT) ♦ collections ♦ period.
USE: Zoom ♦ Angaben suchen? ♦RO, EN, DE, FR, HE.


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Russia / Soviet Union

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF RUSSIA / Online collections photography

Photographs and postcards of Russia and the USSR, 19th/20th c.: landscapes, cities, portraits, everyday life, personalities, culture, history. Collection covering St. Petersburg. Over 7’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Photographs: Рубрикатор/Фотографии ♦ adv. search: search term ♦ period ♦ collections.
USE: Dl/print for private use ♦ for all other types of usage permission is needed ♦ RU (EN).


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Scottland / United Kingdom UK

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND / Photographs

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Sweden

DIGITALTMUSEUM / Photographs

Photographs from collections of 39 museums and archives documenting society and history of Sweden since 1840: landscapes, places, portraits, culture, history. Over 830,000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Adv. search: Search term: photograph ♦ place ♦ time ♦ motive ♦ photog. ♦ person ♦ coll. ♦ lic.
USE: Dl ♦ partly in Public Domain ♦ partly protected by copyright ♦ SV, EN, NB, NN.


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Switzerland

SWISS ALPINE MUSEUM / ALPINES MUSEUM DER SCHWEIZ

Most important Swiss collection of mountain / high mountain photography in Switzerland or related to Switzerland. Photographs by professional and amateur photog. since 1855. Over 1’200 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term, photographer, date (each with selection list).
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ETH LIBRARY IMAGE ARCHIVE (ETH-Library Zurich) e-pics Image Archive Online

ETH Zurich image archive (i.a. Swissair archive, Comet Photo AG coll.) and access to the coll. of the Swiss Photo Foundation and the Zurich City Urban Construction History Archive. Over 570’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Coll., keyword (genre, location, person), time periods, formats, color; see tips / tricks.
USE: ETH Photo Archive collection partly in public domain, copyright notice for every photo; purchase of high-resolution photos; DE, EN.


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fotoCH – Documentation of photography in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein

In addition to a biographical lexicon of photographers and an overview of photographic fonds, the portal provides access to archival photo collections. Over 16’500 photos online.
SEARCH: Search under photos: search term, institution, fond, period; or under photographer/A-Z.
USE: Rights depending on the institution/fond. Languages: DE, FR, IT, RM, EN.


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SWISS FOUNDATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY (FOTOSTIFTUNG SCHWEIZ) collection online – on E-PICS / ETH ZURICH

Documents the history of photography in Switzerland (focus: 20th century). Preserves photographic estates / archives by important photographers and various special collections. Over 27’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term, photographer, genre, special collection, period, photo technology.
USE: Protected by copyright; terms of use specified for each photo; see General Terms of Trade; DE, EN.


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FEDERAL ARCHIVES OF SWITZERLAND (BAR) / on Wikimedia Commons

Includes a photo collection on the active service of the Swiss Army in the First World War, Carl Durheim’s manhunt photos of homeless people and other holdings. Over 5,500 photos online.
SEARCH: Advanced search: search term, other options.
USE: In public domain; DL high resolution photos; free use according to CC-BY-SA 3.0; DE, FR, IT, EN.


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MUSEUM OF COMMUNICATION / Photography

Photos from the archive of the former PTT (Postal Telegraph and Telephone) documenting Switzerland’s communication history: people, technology, means of transport, objects. Over 43’200 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term; Sammlung: Fotografie, object, person/company, period/year, geography, KW.
USE: Protected by copyright; for public/commercial use permission is required; DE, FR, IT, EN.


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MEMOBASE / Memoriav

National research portal and access point to digitized audiovisual cultural objects in Switzerland. Includes photographs of Switzerland and other countries from 20 institutions. Over 59’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term; period, photographer, location, collection, institution.
USE: Links to collections/institutions; terms of use depending on collection/institution. DE, FR, IT.


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SWISS NATIONAL LIBRARY NL / Digital collections / Photogrphs

Includes important photo collections, i.a. by Eduard Spalterini (aerial photography), Max van Berchem, Rudolf Zinggeler and the author / photo reporter Annemarie Schwarzenbach. Over 20’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Digitized image doc. / HelveticArchives database or links Wikimedia Commons / e-manuscripts.
USE: Varies depending on the collection, mostly in copyright, partly in the public domain. DE, FR, IT, EN.


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SWISS NATIONAL MUSEUM SNM / Collection online

Includes an important collection of historical photographs since 1839 as well as the archive of the two most important early press photo agencies in French-speaking Switzerland. Over 22,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term (incl. year/no AND) ♦ Grafik&Fotografie ♦ browsing: historical / press photography.
USE: Photos in public domain: DL / free use ♦ all other: picture order (price list) ♦ DE, (FR, IT, RM, EN).


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PHOTOPRESS-ARCHIVE / KEYSTONE-SDA

Archive of Switzerland’s first large press picture agency (1931-1980); owned by Keystone-SDA. Documents the social, cultural u. political life in Switzerland. Over 100’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Enter Photopress-Archive (+ period:); Filters: people, place, themes, keywords, photographer.
USE: Protected by copyright; use for publications on request (see Terms & Conditions); DE, FR, EN.


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SWISS SOCIETY FOR FOLK STUDIES / SCHWEIZERISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR VOLKSKUNDE (SGV/SSTP) – Photoarchive

Documents everyday life, working life and customs in Switzerland from the 1860s to the 1980s. Includes 20 collections, i.a. that of photographer E. Brunner. Over 105’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term (full text); adv. search: persons, location, time span, technology.
USE: Copyright by: Swiss Society for Folk Studies (SGV/SSTP); DE, FR, IT, RM, (EN).


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SBB HISTORY (Swiss Federal Railways) / Photographs

Documents the history of the Swiss Federal Railways SBB. Contains around 500’000 photos covering a wide range of topics such as rolling stock, buildings, the world of work. Over 1’500 photos online.
SEARCH: Go to Online-Archive SBB Historic / Field search / type of archivel material: Bild.
USE: Access ♦ Site languages EN.


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SWISS SOCIAL ARCHIVES / SCHWEIZERISCHES SOZIALARCHV / Audio + Visual database

Documents the social, political, and cultural change, especially social movements, in Switzerland since the 19th century. The archive includes i.a. numerous image collections. Over 7’500 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term; Filters (add): type of document (stehendes Bild), geography, year / period, person, collection, other.
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Canton of Aargau

STAATSARCHIV AARGAU / AARGAU STATE ARCHIVES / Foto Collection and Ringier Picture Archives

Photo collection of the Central Swiss Geographical-Commercial Society (1885-1904), around 2,000 photos; Ringier picture archives (6 million pictures, not yet online). Around 2’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Full-text: search term ♦ archive type: Fotografie ♦ Period ♦ select: Available online √ ♦ Image list / image overview.
USE: In copyright ♦ use only with the consent of the Staatskanzlei (State Chancellery) ♦ DE.


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Cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel Landschaft

KUNSTMUSEUM BASEL / Collection online / Photography

Photographs from the 19th / 20th centuries, i.a. by Giacomo Canova, John Inskip, Roman Vishniac, Edward Ruscha; large collection of photos from the Atelier Éditions Paul Martial. Over 900 photos online.
SEARCH: Full text ♦ artists, list A-Z ♦ object type: Fotografie ♦ time period (century) ♦ title.
USE: Partly in public domain with DL, partly protected by copyright: © information for each photo ♦ DE, FR, (EN).


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BASEL STADT STATE ARCHIVES / STAATSARCHIV BASEL STADT / Photography

Numerous holdings with photographs from the 19th / 20th centuries with a focus on Basel’s society, history, and culture. Furthermore, on motifs in Switzerland and abroad. Over 40’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Online archive catalog: field/full text search: search term ♦ shelf mark ♦ type of object ♦ period.
USE: Only with the consent of the archive (working document, publication) ♦ DE, FR, IT, EN.


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BASEL MISSION ARCHIVES / mission 21 / Photography

Historical photo collection of the Basel Mission (1815-2001), one of the founding members of mission 21 – protestant mission basel. Documents the society’s worldwide activity. Over 10’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Name ♦ keyword ♦ time period ♦ location ♦ image (enter Photo or type: Still Image).
USE: Copyright hold by Basel Mission / mission 21 ♦ use only on request ♦ DE.


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Canton of Grisons

FOTOSTIFTUNG GRAUBÜNDEN / MEDIATHEK GRAUBÜNDEN (Photo Foundation Grisons)

Documents the photographic cultural heritage of the Canton of Grisons. Contains images of professional and Amateur photographers from archives and private collections. Over 33,500 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ advanced search: archive / collection ♦ location ♦ person / corporation.
USE: Freely accessible ♦ copyright and acquisition of images vary depending on the collection ♦ DE.


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FUNDAZIUN CAPAULIANA / Bündner Bildarchiv: (Capauliana Foundation / Picture Archive of the Grisons)

Includes besides paintings, graphics and cultural-historical documents photographs and postcards related to the Grisons, among others by Carl Lang. Over 800 photos and 13’000 postcards online.
SEARCH: Search term, artist ♦ adv. search: artist ♦ technique ♦ material ♦ year ♦ motif / keyword, location.
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ permission for reproduction on request (fee schedule) ♦ DE.


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FUNDAZIUN FOTOGRAFIA FEUERSTEIN (Photo Foundation Feuerstein)

The Feuersteins are a famous family of photographers in the Canton of Grisons. Their photographic dynasty in Scuol, in the Engadine, lasted over a hundred years. More than 11’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Click link https://de.foto-ch.ch / go to Institution/Fundaziun Fotografia Feuerstein ♦ other filters.
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INSTITUT DAL DICZIUNARI RUMANTSCH GRISCHUN (IDRG) / Fototeca online

The DRG (Dictionary of Romansh in the Grisons) contains photographs of the Canton of Grisons since 1880: landscapes, villages, mountains, everyday life, culture, and portraits. Over 4,000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search terms: location ♦ photographer ♦ topographical features ♦ tools ♦ collection.
USE: Protected by copyright (see terms of use) ♦ purchase: CHF 10-20 / EUR 8-16 per picture ♦ RM, DE.


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Canton of Schaffhausen

THE CORPORATE ARCHIVES OF GEORG FISCHER LTD. / Eisenbibliothek / Photographs

Photographs on the history of Georg Fischer Ltd. from the 1880s: production and construction sites, products, everyday work, company events, portraits, management. Around 5’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Picture gallery: browsing ♦ full-text search ♦ search by keywords ♦ or use adv. search.
USE: All rights hold by Georg Fischer Ltd. ♦ non-commercial use under Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 ♦ (see Terms of use) ♦ DE, EN.


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Canton of Ticino

ARCHIVIO DI STATO DEL CANTONI DI TICINO / Fondi fotagrafici

Contains photo collections since 1850. Gives a multifaceted picture of the canton of Ticino over the course of time: everyday life, culture, economy, land-/cityscapes. Around 14’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Holdings/Topics or Adv. Search (Ricerca avanz.): Search term ♦ holdings ♦ creator ♦ location.
USE: Ordering pictures for private use/publications ♦ for prices/conditions see: Regolamento ♦ IT.


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FONDAZIONE ARCHIVIO DONETTA / Fotografie

Photo collection by Roberto Donetta (1865-1932) who portrayed the people of his native valley Blenio (canton Ticino) and documented their everyday life in the early 20th century. Over 4’00 photos online.
SEARCH: By keywords ♦ collections ♦ media types ♦ institutions ♦ period ♦ locations.
USE: Copyright owned by the archive ♦ purchase per order, CHF 5.- per picture ♦ IT.


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ARCHIVIO AUDIOVISIVO DI CAPRIASCA E VAL COLLA (ACVC)

Documents the audiovisual memory of the Capriasca and Val Colla region in the canton of Ticino from the 1880s. Includes various collections and photos provided by individuals. Around 7’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search terms ♦ Filters/categories: creator (author) ♦ subject ♦ geography/locations.
USE: Rights are owned by the providers of the photos ♦ Use only on request (see Diritti) ♦ IT.


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Canton of Zurich

MUSEUM OF DESIGN ZURICH / Archive of the Zurich University of the Arts / eMuseum

Photo collection of the museum, i.a. on these subjects: architecture, objects; documentary, reportage and experimental photography; portrait, advertising, landscape, nature. Over 43,200 pictures online.
SEARCH: Adv. search (+): various filters ♦ categories: i.a. architecture ♦ documentary ♦ reportage phot.
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MUSEUM RIETBERG / Online collection / photographs

Photographs from the archive of the artist, art historian, and indologist Alice Boner and from the legacy of ethnographer Hans Himmelheber with a focus on Africa. Over 20’500 pictures online.
SEARCH: Full text ♦ Obj.-Typ: Fotografie ♦ Keyword ♦ period ♦ Inv.-Nr. ABF (Boner), FHH (Himmelheber).
USE: Protected by copyright ♦ for personal use only ♦ see Legal Notice ♦ DE, (EN), (FR).


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ZURICH CITY URBAN CONSTRUCTION HISTORY ARCHIVES (BAUGESCHICHTLICHES ARCHIV DER STADT ZÜRICH BAZ) on E-PICS / ETH ZURICH

This archive covers the building and urban construction history of the city of Zurich: squares, streets, exterior and interior shots of buildings, aerial photos, panoramas. Over 130’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ photographer A-Z ♦ city district ♦ constr. period ♦ time period ♦ genre/type.
USE: Free access ♦ partly in public domain, partly creative commons BY SA 4.0 ♦ DL various formats ♦ DE.


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ZENTRALBIBLIOTHEK ZÜRICH ZB (Zurich Central Library) / Photographs/Photochroms

Photos, postcards, photochrom prints since 1850. Covers the city and canton of Zurich, Switzerland, other countries. Landscapes, locations, portraits, everyday life, culture, technology. Over 22’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Rechercheportal/adv. search: term + ZB ♦ Fotoarchiv + images + Fotografie/Postkarte/Photochrom + online ♦ various filters.
USE: Partially protected by copyright (use on request/order), partially in public domain ♦ DE, EN.


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CITY OF ZURICH MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES / STADTARCHIV STADT ZÜRICH / Historical pictures online

Photographs from the holdings of the city archive: industrial photos of the Escher Wyss company, photographs on the Sihlwald, police pictures on accidents/crime, city views. Over 1’400 photos online.
SEARCH: Image gallery: browsing ♦ online research: full-text search with various filter options.
USE: Any use only with authorization (see AGB/terms and conditions) ♦ order form ♦ DE.


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WINTERTHURER BIBLIOTHEKEN / City of Winterthur Libraries / Picture Archive online

Photographs documenting society and the development of the city of Winterthur since the 1840s. Cityscapes, architecture, culture, econ., everyday life, working life, portraits. Over 44’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ Filters: Material: Foto ♦ year/date/period ♦ person ♦ keyword ♦ location ♦ other.
USE: Free for private use, schools ♦ for publications authorization is required (Nutzungsbestimmung) ♦ DE.


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French speaking Switzerland: Fribourg/Freiburg, Geneva, Vaud

AUER PHOTO FOUNDATION FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Private collection. Documents the history of photography, including pictures by major photographers since 1839. Internationally oriented, covering all photographic techniques. Over 30’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Filters: title ♦ photographer ♦ country (subject) ♦ genre/subject ♦ year ♦ technique (proceed).
USE: All photos protected by copyright (watermark) ♦ FR, EN.


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BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE GENÈVE (BGE) – Centre d’iconographie

Photographs of Geneva’s past and present (cityscapes, architecture, people) from 1842; fonds by important photographers related to Geneva and French speaking Switzerland. Over 14’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Keyword*♦ adv. search (lists): location ♦ person (subject) ♦ event ♦ photogr. (author) ♦ year/period ♦ doc. type.
USE: Free access ♦ download ♦ free use (with indication of the source) ♦ zoom ♦ FR.


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UNIMEDIA / UNIL (University of Lausanne)

Access to various photo collections: i.a. by Paul Collart, Hans Steiner (contact sheets), Jörg Winistörfer and photos from travel books from the 19th century (Viatimages). Over 100’000 images online.
SEARCH: Varies depending on collections ♦ advanced search with various filters.
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FREIBURGER FOTOSAMMLUNGEN / Cantonal and University Library (KUB) / Office of Cultural Heritage (KGA)

Contains historically significant holdings with photos and postcards from 1850 with a focus on the canton of Freiburg. Landscapes, city views, everyday life, culture, work, portraits. Over 41’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Filters: institution (KUB or KGA) ♦ holdings ♦ photographer ♦ period ♦ location ♦ subject ♦ search term.
USE: Public use only with permission ♦ see Tarife u. Benutzungsbedingungen ♦ DE, FR.


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MUSÉE GRUÉRIEN / Photographs

Has significant historical photo collections from 1840, especially on the region and the canton of Fribourg. Holds important collections by Morel, Glasson and G. de Prangey. Over 8’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Adv. search: full text ♦ person ♦ geography (location) ♦ subject area ♦ event period.
USE: The museum holds all rights ♦ ordering options, see Tarifs/Conditions (tariffs/conditions) ♦ FR.


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MÉDIATHÈQUE Valais – Martigny/ MEDIATHEK Wallis – Martinach / Audiovisual cultural heritage of the Canton of Valais/Wallis

Documents social life and its change in the canton of Valais, based, along with other media, on photos and postcards from professional and amateur photographers from the 1860s. Over 6’500 pictures online.
SEARCH: Search term/browsing: photographie / Fotos ♦ Filters: holdings ♦ time period.
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Singapore / Republic of Singapore

NATIONAL LIBRARY BOARD (NLB) OF SINGAPORE / Photographs

Extensive, thematically diverse photo collection of Singapore from the 1860s: society, culture, landscape and city views. Contains historically important photo holdings. Over 1 million photos online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ adv. search: Keyword: photographs ♦ + images ♦ various filters.
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SINGAPORE / Photographs

Historical photo collections focusing on Singapore provided by public institutions individuals. Document extensively landscapes (aerial photos), society and culture from 1850. Around 1 million photos online.
SEARCH: Photographs / adv. search: search term ♦ creator (author) ♦ time span ♦ conditions of use.
USE: All photos protected by copyright ♦ each with information about the terms of use ♦ EN.


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Slovenia

THE DIGITAL LIBRARY OF SLOVENIA / National and University Library of Slovenia

Photographs and postcards focusing on Slovenia since the 1850s. Portraits, landscape and city views, photos documenting society, culture, economy, politics. Over 13’000 pictures online.
SEARCH: Search term ♦ filters: provider (institution) ♦ year ♦ language ♦ date ♦ usage rights ♦ access.
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Spain

BIBLIOTECA DIGITAL HISPÁNICA / BIBLIOTHECA NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA / Fotografía

Historically significant photo collections on Spain since 1848: documenting landscapes and locations, social developments, architecture (monuments), culture and history. Over 7’000 photos online.
SEARCH: Fotografías/filter or adv. search: search term ♦ time span ♦ photogr. ♦ coll. ♦ rights/access.
USE: Only photos in public domain free personal use ♦ see: Aviso legal/Legal notice ♦ ES, CA, EU, EN, FR.


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United States of America (USA)

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / Digital Collections / Photographs

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CENTER FOR CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY / ONLINE GALLERY (University of Arizona)

High-quality collection with more than 90’000 pictures by over 2’000 photographers since the beginnings of photography. Main focus: North American photography of the 20th c.; around 40’000 photos online. MORE SEARCH: Photographer ♦ thematic galleries ♦ period ♦ adv. search ♦ browsing.
USE: Free use for schools  research and publications with copyright information ♦ EN.

GEORGE EASTMAN MUSEUM / Photography

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HARVARD ART MUSEUMS / Online Collections /Photographs

Extensive documentation of the photography in the 19th and 20th centuries. Classical artists and contemporary photographers. Over 75’000 pictures online. MORE SEARCH: Classification: Photographs ♦ keywords ♦ name ♦ browsing.
USE: Free for private, non-commercial use ♦ dl, print ♦ EN.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY (ICP) / eMuseum

Large collection of over 100’000 photographs: 20th century classics (R. / C. Capa, L. Hine, R. Vishniac), thematic collections, works by contemporary photographers. About 58’000 pictures online. MORE SEARCH: Keyword ♦ adv. search: objects (title, period) ♦ people (photographers) ♦ browsing.
USE: Register MyCollections/Lightbox ♦ copyright notices ♦ EN.

THE LIFE PICUTURE COLLECTION (1936-1972/2007) / Getty Images

Photo archive of the legendary American news magazine Life (1936 – 2007). Renowned photographers reported for the magazine on national and international events. Over half a million pictures online. MORE SEARCH: Keyword ♦ topic ♦ name ♦ place ♦ photographer ♦ period ♦ browsing ♦ lightroom.
USE: Free personal use of photos in low resolution ♦ licenses ♦ purchase of images ♦ EN.

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART / The Collection Online /photography

One of the world’s most important photo collection; documents the broad range of photography in the 19th c., the post-war period, and the developments since the 1960s. Over 20’000 photos online. MORE SEARCH: Photographer ♦ material ♦ geography ♦ period ♦ browsing (excell. presentation).
USE: Free dl in low resolution ♦ acquisition of rights for commercial use ♦ language EN.

MoMA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART / Photo Collection

Collection spanning the history of photography from 1840. Includes works by renowned artists; illustrates major thematic, artistic, and technical developments.  Around 14’000 photos online. MORE SEARCH: Search term (photographer, subject, technical features) ♦ filter: photograph ♦ period.
USE: Prot. by copyright ♦ free „fair use“ (educ., research) ♦ licenses on request ♦ see Terms/Conditions ♦ EN.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN / Photographs

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NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES ONLINE GALLERY

Photographs from the Municipal Archives Collections of New York City: City views, architecture, arts, infrastructure, social developments. From the 1870s to the present. Around 900’000 photos online. MORE SEARCH: Collections ♦ filters: subject, place, period ♦ adv. search: photographer ♦ subject ♦ other.
USE: Prot. by copyright (watermarks) ♦ buy prints, licenses ♦ see Terms and Conditions ♦ EN.

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (NYPL) / Digital Collections / Photography

Excellent historical photo collections, some of them by renowned photographers such as B. Abbott and L. Hine. Focus is the history of the city of New York and the USA. Several 100’000 photos online. MORE SEARCH: Collections ♦ browsing ♦ subjects (index) ♦ very good description of the pictures.
USE: Free dl for personal use ♦ purchase of photos/order ♦ site language EN.

PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART / Collections Online

Collection covering photography from early daguerreotypes to contemporary photography. Includes famous artists with an international scope. More than 18’000 photos online. MORE SEARCH: Keywords ♦ type: photographs ♦ artist (photographer) A-Z ♦ country of work.
USE: Prot. by copyright ♦ free „fair use“ (non-commercial pers. , educ.) with indication of source ♦ EN.

DIGITAL SOUTH ASIAN LIBRARY / Photographs

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Photographs of the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL) with an international scope and pictures from other collections of the UWM focusing on Milwaukee. About 120’000 photos online. MORE SEARCH: Keyword ♦ coll. ♦ filters: subject ♦ photographer ♦ country ♦ city/place ♦ geographic feature.
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Photo Collections

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