Skip to main content

HIST 490: History Senior Seminar: Image & Video Databases

image databases

New York Public Library Digital Gallery
Open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

Advertising collections at Duke University:

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Catalog
The collections include photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States and the lives, interests and achievements of the American people.

American Memory from the Library of Congress
Provides access through to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive is a vintage photography blog. Most of the photographs presented on the website date to the early twentieth century.

Life Magazine via Google  Digitized issues back to 1935

  • Life Magazine Photo Archives



Video Databases

Kanopy Streaming Video Over 30,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos 

Alexander Street Video Streaming Films - over 14,000 academic films