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Image Resources for Classroom Use


A.D. Architectural Photographs, Cornell University
Approximately 13,000 nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs of architecture, decorative arts, and sculpture.

SPIRO, College of Environmental DesignVisual Resources Library, UC Berkeley
Image database and catalog of over 82,000 digital images, over 300,000 35mm slides, and 37,000 lantern slides depicting architecture, landscapes, cities, and related material.


Available to USF students, staff and faculty. Digital library of approximately 700,000 images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.

Early English Books Online
Available to USF students, staff and faculty. Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700

Smithsonian Archive of American Art
The image gallery contains over 8,000 photographs, letters, sketches, diaries, and other documents which have been scanned and individually described.

Graphic Design

CG Textures
Photographs of materials ("Textures") for graphic designers and other professions. No payment or royalties are required to use these Textures. The use of Textures is non-exclusive, royalty free, and you have the right to modify them for the uses permitted under the clause Conditions of Use.

Morgue File
Free high resolution images for personal, educational or commercial use, under this license. You can filter your search by size, color, subject and more.

Historical Photographs

AP Images
Available to USF students, staff and faculty. The photo archive contains over 750,000 files that reach back to 1840.

Contains more than 200,000 digitized items that pertain to the history of California. Includes photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts.

Images of America
Available to USF students, staff and faculty. For academic scholarship, the collection will have broad departmental relevance, showing the personal stories and photos of immigrants, laborers, and newsmakers; documenting the local architecture of homes and businesses; showing images of racism and tolerance; delivering history as observed in real time. The photos are from historical societies, archives, and private collections.

NYPL Digital Gallery
Provides free and open access to over 700,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

San Francisco Public Library Historical Photograph Collection
Contains more than 250,000 photographs of San Francisco and California. It includes photographs of famous San Francisco personalities, buildings, streets, and neighborhoods.