Images

Major Research Tools

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Searchable image collection covering the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Includes access to the Archivision collections and Lafayette's own collection of images. Capabilities include: user-created image groups that can be easily shared with others, export to Powerpoint and OIV (Offline Image Viewer) presentation tools, image citation export, and mobile device accessibility.

Gateway

Curated list of digital image collections divided into 85 subjects.

Visual resource

Includes public image collections from cultural institutions around the world. Images with no known copyright restrictions are available for download in high resolution. Some of the contributing institutions include the: UK National Archives, U.S. National Archives, New York Public Library, George Eastman House, Smithsonian Institution, Library of Congress, and the Nationaal Archief.

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Includes photographs, fine and popular prints and drawings, posters, and architectural and engineering drawings digitized and available as high resolution downloads. While international in scope, the collections are particularly rich in materials produced in, or documenting the history of, the United States.

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Provides access to thousands of high resolution digital images from various institutions to download. Users can also create their own image groups, presentations, and upload their own images.

Other Suggested Research Tools

Full-text, Visual resource

Collection of primary sources relating to the history and culture of the United States from the Library of Congress.

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Includes over 50,000 images depicting world architecture and related arts, Archivision is a growing licensed collection accessible through ARTstor.

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Artsy provides one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online. Search over 125,000 contemporary works by over 25,000 artists from leading art fairs, galleries, museums, and art institutions.

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Growing collection documenting works of art from around the world from prehistoric to contemporary times, representing the collections of prominent museums.

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Photographs documenting the history of Lafayette College.

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The East Asia Image Collection is an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52). Images of Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Manchuria, and Indonesia are included.

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Getty Images is one of the largest providers of contemporary and archival stock imagery and footage. Users can embed images without the watermark by clicking the "Embed this image" icon.

Gateway, Visual resource

Broadly searches captions, adjacent text, and other descriptive elements for relevant images. Users can limit the results by time period and subject, as well as image size and composition.

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Includes 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division of the U.S National Library of Medicine. The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.

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Includes hundreds of digitized prints of the Marquis de Lafayette depicting his involvement in the American and French Revolutions, French politics, and his Farewell Tour of America. Many of the prints were created contemporaneous with Lafayette's life (1757-1834).

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Digital images of the collections of the National Gallery of Art. You can search, browse, share, and download images of works in the public domain. More than 20,000 downloadable open access digital images are available free of charge for both commercial and non-commercial uses.

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Provides 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.

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Over 120,000 freely available images for educational use. Features digital collections from numerous UK educational and cultural institutions with examples of fine art, textile design, industrial design, graphic design, and architecture.