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African American Photographs Assembled for 1900 Paris Exposition. Exhibition spearheaded by W.E.B. Du Bois and Thomas J. Calloway about the history and "present condition" of African Americans of the time.

African American Vernacular Photography: Selections from the Daniel Cowin Collection. Past exhibition at the International Center of Photography.

Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst: Adiantum Pedatum. 1928. AMICA Library.
Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection. University of Washington Libraries.

Alberta Airphoto Collection. Alberta Heritage Digitization Project: Our Future, Our Past.

American Image: Photography of John Collier Jr.                                                                                 

American Museum of Photography.

Americans in the Land of Lenin: Documentary Photographs of Early Soviet Russia, 1919-1930. Duke University Site.

Antoin Sevruguin Resource Page at Freer/Sackler: Commercial photographer in late 19th century Iran.

Archivio Histórico de la Patagonia Austral. Photographic archive of Patagonia, Argentina from the Universidad Nacional de la Pataonia Austral.

Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943. Library of Congress online exhibition of color photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Administration.

Broadway Photographs. "The visual culture of American Theater 1865-1965."

Calisphere: Primary source images from California institutions.

Captured Photo Blog from the Denver Post. Great photojournalism site covering many different topics.

Carleton Watkins Mine Interiors Collection. Original photography taken in the Anaconda Mines in Butte, Montana in 1890. University of Idaho site.

The Daguerreian Society. "brings together a community of people from all over the world, who are united by a common interest in and passion for early photography of all types."

David Boggett: Art, Architecture & Festivals in Luna Insight. Collection of photographs byProfessor David Boggett taken in Kyoto and nearby regions.

A Day in the Life of Africa. "One day in Africa as seen by 100 photographers."

Deena Stryker Photographs, 1963-1964. Documentary photographs of Cuba. Duke University site.

A Directory to Photographs at Harvard. A guide to the photographs held in the museums, libraries, archives, and research institutes at Harvard.

Documentary Photography Online from History Matters site.

Dodge & Burn: The official Tumblr for George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.

Eastman House: series of videos about the major photographic processes throughout history.

Edinburgh's Professional Photographers. Information about Scottish photographers going back to 1839.

Ellis Island Photographs. New York Public Library collection on Flickr.

Exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society 1870-1915. Research database of the exhibition catalogues of the Photographic Society, London.

Gary Monroe Photographs: Shot from 1980 to 1998 in Haiti, in Haitian neighborhoods in Florida, and in Krome Camp, Florida. Duke University site.

Genthe Collection from the Library of Congress. Photographs of Japan from 1908 to 1942.

Ghost Mothers and Other Ghosts. Blog post on Victorian Visual Culture site at Mount Holyoke College.

Grand Prairie (Alberta, Canada) Historical Photos. Alberta Heritage Digitization Project: Our Future, Our Past.

Graphics Atlas: Print Identification and Exploration. Helpful site for identifying characteristics of different printmaking and photography techniques.

Helios: The Smithsonian American Art Museum Photograph Collection. Includes both 19th century and contemporary photography.

History of Photography Resources compiled by Gary Saretzky. Includes Portrait Magazine index, New Jersey photography resources, web links, and other material.

Hugh Mangum Photographs: Portraits made by an itinerant photographer in North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia from the 1890s to 1922. Duke University site.

International Mission Photography Archive. Historical photographs from Protestant and Catholic mission collections in Europe and North America. Maintained by University of Southern California Library.

Instruction Manual for Photographing 2D Objects. Published by the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (in English)   

Irish Photo Archive. Irish historical images and documents available for licensing.

Life Magazine Photos. Includes unpublished photos.

Luminous Lint: "For Connoisseurs of Fine Photography." Includes resources for photographers, online exhibitions and more.

Michael Francis Blake Photographs, 1912-1934. From one of the first African-American photography studios in Charleston, S.C. Duke University site.

Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, New York Public Library.

My Daguerreotype Boyfriend: "Where Early Photography Meets Extreme Hotness."

National Stereoscopic Association: "The Home of 3D Photography."

Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection. Photograph taken in Istanbul and at five archaeological sites in Turkey from 1935 to 1945. Dumbarton Oaks exhibition.

Paul Kwilecki Photographs and Papers. Life in Bainbridge, Georgia from 1960-2001. Duke University site.

Photo London. "The Database of 19th Century Photographers and Allied Trades in London: 1841-1901."

PhotoSeed. "Bringing to Light the Growth and Artistic Vision of 19th & 20th Century Photography."

Photogrammar: 170,000 photographs taken by the U. S. Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information from 1935 to 1945.

Photography: Researching its History, Processes, and Photographers. Libguide created for Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Library but with many useful links from the open web.

Photography Source Page: compiled by Dr. Christopher L. C. E. Whitcombe of Bryn Mawr College.

Rescued Film Project. Archive of found images are from all over the world, taken from previously undeveloped rolls of film from the 1930s to the 1990s.

Rotman Collection of Vintage Stereographs of India. Smith College collection of stereoscopic views of India taken between 1819 and 1900. Images appropriate for classroom projection may be downloaded FREELY.

Science & Society Picture Library: Visual Collections of the Science Museum, Media Museum and Railway Museum, UK.

Shorpy:  Fascinating blog about historical photographs with fantastic, high resolution images.

Special Collections Resource Center at Syracuse University: Photography and Photojournalism. Includes papers of Margaret Bourke-White, Erskine Caldwell, Joseph Costa, Victor Keppler, Jackie Martin, George Rowen, Clara E. Sipprell, Myrta and Emory Ross African Photograph Collection, Cartes-de-Visites Collection and more.

Through the Eyes of Children. Organization that began as an effort to teach photography to children orphaned by the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

U. S. Geological Survey Photographic Library. Archive of photographs dating back to the 1870s and taken by USGS scientists as part of their field studies.

The Urban Landscape: Images from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University.

Victorian Photo Tricks, From Hidden Mothers to Eyes on the Dead. January 2014 article by Allison Meier on Hyperallergic.

Who Were They? "Lost and forgotten photos from the past." Blog about found old photos.

William Emerson Strong Photograph Album: Portraits of 200 military officers and "notorious characters" of the Confederacy. Duke University site.

William Gedney Photographs and Writings from Duke University. Documents Gedney's work from the 1950s to 1989.

World Digital Library.  Free access to "significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world."           

World War II Photos Image Slider. Left click on the historic photo and drag mouse to see the site as it is today.