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Photography Collections on the Internet
History of the American West
A collection of over 30,000 photographs of the American West from 1860-1920, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at Denver Public Library. Search by keyword or browse by topic.
International Center for Photography -- collections
The ICP collection spans the history of the photographic medium, from daguerreotypes to gelatin silver and digital chromogenic prints, but is strongest in its holdings of American and European documentary photography from about 1930 through the 1960s. Includes a searchable database of ICP's Photography Collection. Each record includes information about the photographer, title, date, medium, as well as an image, when available.
Library of Congress, photo image collection
Search the LOC catalog to find images. A rich collection of historic photographic images.
Life Magazine photo archive
Images from the 1860s through the 1970s. Amazing images, a rich history of US culture and events.
Museum of Modern Art, photography collection (MoMA)
MoMA established the modern photography department in 1940. The Museum's holdings of more than 25,000 works constitute one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary photography in the world. As diverse as photography itself, the collection includes work not only by artists, but also by journalists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and amateurs.
A resource for scholarship in the history of photography. Search or browse the International Center for Photography collections. Authoritative information about images and photographers.
A browseable collection of historical images from the National Archives' Online Exhibits. Includes 20th century photographs and photographers, workplaces of the 19th and 20th centuries, historical panoramic photography, and more. Browse by topic, time period, or search by keyword.
Published Articles & Library Online Resources on Photography
Use ARTstor to find high quality digital copies of art works which you can reproduce for academic work. Information about each image is provided. ARTstor provides a vast collection of high resolution, sourced images which you can use for academic work at PCC.
CAMIO—Catalog of Art Museum Images Online—contains works of art from around the world contributed and described by leading museums. Showcasing a wide range of fine and decorative art, CAMIO provides high-quality art images for education, research and enjoyment. All content is rights-cleared for educational use.
Launch your research here! Provides online versions of 500 published general and specialized dictionaries and encyclopedias. Concept Map searches for terms and topics that are interconnected and displayed in a visual form. Links out to PCC Library catalog, EBSCO and Gale databases, JSTOR and more.
Search from a wide range of research databases for magazine and journal articles.
Grove's Dictionary of Art Online
Contains 45,000 full text articles on every aspect of the visual arts--painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography--from prehistory to the present day, and a wide variety of image files.
Full text of over 1000 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, from their earliest issues up to 3-5 years ago. Does not include current issues of the journals.
National Geographic Image of the Day
PhotoSpeak : a guide to the ideas, movements, and techniques of photography, 1839 to the present
The complexities of photographic techniques from the calotype to the photogram to digital imaging.
Wild beauty : photographs of the Columbia River Gorge, 1867-1957
A history of photography and the Gorge, hand in hand. Bring your back brace with you -- this book is heavy!