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Research Paper Basics: Finding Images

 

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Historical Photographs and Images

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Images in the Public Domain

Women's Army Corps by NARA / U.S. Department of State, 1945. Creative Commons. 

Painting of woman with hats by Degas

The Millinery Shop by Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, 1879/86. Art Institute of Chicago.

Photograph of an abandoned house

Abandoned Dust Bowl Home by Dorothea Lange, 1935/40. Getty Search Gateway.

Painting of trees, landscape by Claude Monet

Bordighera by Claude Monet, 1884. Art Institute of Chicago.

The Sick Child I by Edvard Munch, 1896. Art Institute of Chicago.

Photograph of women in a classroom

"H07830" by Community Archives of Belleville & Hastings County, c. 1920. Creative Commons.

Photograph from the Civil War

A Battery of "Flying Artillery" by Mathew B. Brady, 1862. Getty Search Gateway.

Japanese illustration The Wave

Under the Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai, 1830/33. Art Institute of Chicago.

Illustration of insects and fruit

Insects and Fruit by Jan van Kessel, 1660/65. Rijksstudio.

Art in the Public Domain

Images

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Stock photo of woman eating cereal while holding a cell phone

Credit: Viktor Hancek on picjumbo