Thursday, June 08, 2006

450K Digital Images from NY Public Library

"Free and open online access to hundreds of thousands of digital images..." is the greeting you'll see on the home page for the New York Public Library's Digital Gallery.

I browsed the site for only a few minutes and was amazed at the quality and variety of the images: pictures of the Empire State Building under construction (like the one shown here), sketches from the 1840's of archaeological sites in the Yucatan, George Catlin's historic paintings of North American Indians to name just a few.

You can search by keyword, or browse by category and collection, and you may legally download images from the online gallery for personal, research, or study use including classroom use and student projects.

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