New York Public Library Offers Free Downloads Of Thousands Of Images

May 9, 2016  /  by Lucas Marston  /  in ART/DESIGN

The New York Public Library recently added thousands of images to the public domain to be used freely by anyone and for anything.

Content creators of all sorts now have direct access to a library of over 187, 000 images of the highest definition possible. Access is free of any charge or restriction of their use.

This is a collection of 8425 fashion design drawings produced by Creators Studios, a New York City Seventh Avenue fashion business that marketed ready-to-wear designs to clothing manufacturers across the country on a subscription basis beginning in 1957 and throughout the 1960s and 1970s.”

The African American Migration Experience,” a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.”

Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History,” Dec. 9, 1989 – March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.”

The Public Domain Collections hosts an intuitive user interface which allows us to search for images by categories of Century, Genre, Collection and Color. Seemlessly navigate through age-old prints, maps, engravings, photographs and much more. Curate at will to add compelling visual content to your story.

 

[via New York Public LibraryPublic Domain Collections]

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