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Historical Photographs and Images
Images in the Public Domain
Women's Army Corps by NARA / U.S. Department of State, 1945. Creative Commons. The Millinery Shop by Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas, 1879/86. Art Institute of Chicago. Abandoned Dust Bowl Home by Dorothea Lange, 1935/40. Getty Search Gateway. Bordighera by Claude Monet, 1884. Art Institute of Chicago. The Sick Child I by Edvard Munch, 1896. Art Institute of Chicago. "H07830" by Community Archives of Belleville & Hastings County, c. 1920. Creative Commons. A Battery of "Flying Artillery" by Mathew B. Brady, 1862. Getty Search Gateway. Under the Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai, 1830/33. Art Institute of Chicago.
Insects and Fruit by Jan van Kessel, 1660/65. Rijksstudio.
Art in the Public Domain
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago offers free, unrestricted us of more than 50,000 images.
Getty Search Gateway
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Old Book Illustrations
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The Walters Art Museum
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Wikipedia Public Domain Art
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Yale University Art Gallery
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Vintage Stock Photos
Free vintage family and travel snapshots.
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