The Picture Collection from the New York Public Library offers a searchable online database of more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines, newspapers, original photographs, and more; most of these were created before 1923. Whether you are interested in armies or umbrellas, dragonflies or dragoons, you are likely to find images here. Other topics include American history, animals, costumes, fashions, dragons, hairdressing, shoes, punishments, and much more. Whether you are in need of a primary source picture for a project, or if you are just curious about photography or prints of the past, this is one site you’ll want to check out.
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