Free images

Just because something is on the Internet, doesn't mean that you can use it or copy it.


Here are some places you can go to find copyright-free images for your research. All of them are free for you to use:

Image Base- Type a search in the box or browse the galleries, including City, Nature, People, and Powerpoint Templates

Pexels- High quality stock photos

Pics4Learning- "a curated image library that is safe and free for education"

Pixabay- Free images and videos, all copyright-free through Creative Commons CC0.

The Morgue File- "Free images for creatives, by creatives"

Unsplash - "Photos for Everyone"

Wikimedia Commons


Historical Images:

Library of Congress, Digital Collections

LIFE Photo Archive- Hosted by Google. Search historic images by decade.

New York Public Library, Digital Collections

Museum of the City of New York

McKinley Library - 121 East 3rd St, New York, NY, 10009 - 212-674-3180; ext. 3071 - mckinleylibrary@gmail.com