Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery

The New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery contains over 870,000 images. Selected from the world-class historical collections of the Archives, most of these unique photographs, maps, motion picture and audio recordings are being made accessible for the first time. Visitors are invited to explore and search the collections individually, or across all collections by keyword or any of the advanced search criteria. The gallery includes many complete collections; for others, only representative samples are currently on display

Friday, August 24, 2012

National Portrait Gallery Images

The National Portrait Gallery now provides free downloads of a large range of images from its Collection for academic and non-commercial projects through a new website facility. Over 53,000 low-resolution images will now be available free of charge to non-commercial users through a standard ‘Creative Commons’ licence and over 87,000 high-resolution images will also be available free of charge for academic use through the Gallery’s own licences. Since 1997 over 100,000 portraits from the Gallery’s Collection, including paintings, photographs, drawings, prints and sculptures have been digitised. 

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Photographs of the Carribean

To commemorate 50 years of Jamaican and Trinidadian independence, The National Archives is publishing images from the Colonial Office photographic collection on Flickr, the photo sharing website. The hugely diverse collection spans the colonial period.

Photographs of the Americas

You can now view hundreds of Americas photos from the National Archives online. The images are from the Colonial Office's Photographic Collection and include some of the earliest known photographic depictions of Canada dating back to the 1850s. Some of the images have accompanying background information to give them context, but many do not. The photographs have been uploaded to Flickr.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Theatre Posters

A collection of eye catching theatre posters promoting the shows and leading actors and actresses of yesteryear, is now available to view online from the National Library of Scotland. The collection covers the period between 1870 and 1900 and includes playbills, programmes and photographs for operas, plays and comedies.Many of the theatres are still in existence today, including the Theatre Royal, Lyceum Theatre and Princess's Theatre in Edinburgh.