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            1. Digital History>Reference Room>Historically Significant Images in American History

              Historically Significant Images in American History

              Advertisements | African Americans (also see Slavery) | Architecture | Art
              Books and Pamphlet Images Canada | Civil War | Daguerreotypes | Ethnicity
              Federal Government Images | Holocaust | Maps | Medicine | Music |
              Paintings
              | Photography | New Deal | Political History | Portraits | Radicalism
              Science and Technology | Slavery | Southwest | States | Trials and Court Cases
              World War I | World War II

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              Ad*Access
              http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/adaccess/
              Collection of over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.

              Emergence of Advertising in America
              http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/eaa/
              Searchable database of more than 9,000 images in the collection of the Duke University Library.

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              African Americans (also see Slavery)

              African American History Through the Arts
              http://cghs.dade.k12.fl.us/african-american/index.htm
              A student-created site that includes images from traditional African art, Africans in European art, pre-Civil War art, images since Reconstruction, and the Twentieth Century.

              Digital Schomburg: Images of African Americans from the 19th Century
              http://digital.nypl.org/schomburg/images_aa19/
              A selection of visual resources dealing with the Civil War, Reconstruction, cultural expression, education, family, labor, and religion.

              Photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement
              http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/mlk/movement/PT/phototour.html
              Images from the national civil rights movement and events that happened in the Seattle area.

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              Architecture

              Great Buildings Collection
              http://www.greatbuildings.com/
              Documents a thousand buildings and other structures, such as bridges, with images, drawings, and downloadable 3-D models

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              Art

              AICT: Art Images for College Teaching
              http://www.mcad.edu/AICT/html/index.html
              Royalty-free art resources for educators.

              Art History Resources on the Web
              http://witcombe.sbc.edu/ARTHLinks.html
              Links to art history resources on the Internet.

              Visual Resources Collection, University of Michigan
              http://www.lsa.umich.edu/histartvrc/
              The Visual Resources Collection from the University of Michigan contains nearly two million images.

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              Books and Pamphlet Images

              Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls
              http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/dp/pennies/home.html
              Over 8,000 individual items, including major dime novel series (such as Frank Leslie's Boys of America, Happy Days and Beadle's New York Dime Library) and story papers like the New York Ledger and Saturday Night.

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              Canada

              CanPix Gallery
              http://www.nelson.com/nelson/school/discovery/images/ncddimag.htm
              A searchable database of over 3,500 pictures and audiovisual resources in Canadian studies.

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              Civil War

              TreasureNet Historical Image Collection
              http://www.treasurenet.com/images/
              Historical photographs and prints dealing with the Civil War and westward expansion.

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              Daguerreotypes

              America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views
              http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/daghtml/daghome.html
              More than 650 photographs dating from 1839 to 1864, including many portrait daguerreotypes produced by the Mathew Brady studio.

              Daguerreotypes at Harvard
              http://preserve.harvard.edu/exhibits/daguerreotype/intro1.html
              A collection of images from Harvard's libraries, museums, and archives.

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              Ethnicity

              Ethnic Images
              http://www.balchinstitute.org/
              A variety of multimedia exhibits from the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, including ethnic images in advertisements, comics, and toys and games, as well as on Chinese Americans, Italian Americans, Japanese Americans, and Polish Americans.

              19th Century Images, with commentary by Roland Marchand
              http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/imageapplication/MarchandMinor.cfm?Major=IM
              Images illustrating the experiences of a variety of 19th century immigrant groups as well as nativist reactions. This is part of a larger collection of images on variety of topics in U.S. history, which is located at: http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/imageapplication/MarchandMajors.cfm

              HarpWeek
              http://immigrants.harpweek.com/ChineseAmericans/4ItemsByIndex/AntiChineseTopPage.htm
              Images and texts dealing with the Chinese American experience, 1857 through 1892, in the pages of the popular magazine Harper's Weekly.

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              Federal Government Images

              American Memory
              http://memory.loc.gov
              Collections of images on such topics as the Western United States, woman's suffrage, the Texas border, the Spanish American War, small town life in the Middle Atlantic states, the San Francisco earthquake, Presidents and First Ladies, prairie settlement in Nebraska, New York City, Jazz, the natural environment, and the Great Plains.

              National Archives
              http://www.nara.gov/exhall/exhibits.html
              Online exhibits offer images of essential documents, along with photographs and posters.

              Picturing the Century
              http://www.nara.gov/exhall/picturing_the_century/home.html
              Photographs from every decade of the 20th century.

              USDA Historical Photos
              http://www.usda.gov/oc/photo/histfeat.htm
              A selection of images taken during the Farm Security Administration era, 1937-1943.

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              Holocaust

              Simon Wiesenthal Center
              http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/pages/
              Extensive collection of images dealing with the Nazis and the Holocaust.

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              Maps

              Antiquarian Maps
              http://web.reed.edu/resources/library/maps/
              An easy to use collection of historical maps.

              David Rumsey Collection
              http://www.davidrumsey.com/
              More than 2,000 high resolution maps, primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, with zoom-in capabilities.

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              Medicine

              National Library of Medicine
              http://wwwihm.nlm.nih.gov/
              Access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.

              History of the Public Health Service
              http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/phs_history/contents.html
              A photographs illustrating the history of the Public Health Service.

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              Music

              Historic American Sheet Music
              http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/sheetmusic/
              More than 3,000 images of sheet music published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.

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              Paintings

              Early American Paintings
              http://www.worcesterart.org/Collection/Early_American/
              Early American paintings from the Worcester Art Museum.

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              Photography

              American Photography: A Century of Images
              http://www.pbs.org/ktca/americanphotography/
              The companion site to the PBS documentary.

              American Museum of Photography
              http://www.photographymuseum.com/
              A virtual museum of the history of photography.

              Masters of Photography
              http://www.masters-of-photography.com/index.html
              Images for non-profit, educational use.

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              New Deal

              New Deal
              http://newdeal.feri.org/library/index.htm
              An extensive collection of images of the 1930s sponsored by the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

              American from the Great Depression to World War II
              http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html
              More than 113,000 photographs from the collections of the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information Collection.

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              Political History

              Images of American Political History
              http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/
              More than 500 public domain images.

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              Portraits

              Early American Digital Library
              http://earlyamericanimages.com/
              Copyrighted engravings of maps, portraits, and battles.

              National Portrait Gallery
              http://www.npg.si.edu/inf/index.htm
              The site includes exhibits on American presidents and on notable women.

              Portrait Gallery: University of Texas
              http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/portraits/portraits.html
              An extensive selection of public domain portraits of historical figures from the Perry-Castañeda Library, University of Texas at Austin.

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              Radicalism

              American Radicalism
              http://digital.lib.msu.edu/Exhibits/Collection.cfm?ID=1&SectionID=1&DBaseID=1
              Scans of images from Michigan State University's American Radicalism collection.

              Free Speech Movement Archives
              http://www.fsm-a.org/
              Photographs documenting the history of the Free Speech Movement at the University of California at Berkeley.

              Red Scare
              http://newman.baruch.cuny.edu/digital/redscare/
              Images of the period from the Armistice in November of 1918 to the collapse of hyper-inflation in mid-1920 arranged by subject and chronology.

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              Science and Technology

              Science Service
              http://americanhistory.si.edu/scienceservice/
              Images representing 20th century scientific research in period periodicals.

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              Slavery

              Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency
              http://www.lib.lsu.edu/cwc/BeyondFaceValue/index.htm
              Images of slavery on Confederate currency.

              The Face of Slavery
              http://www.photographymuseum.com/faceof.html
              Images of 19th century African American life.

              Images of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
              http://gropius.lib.virginia.edu/SlaveTrade/
              An extensive collection of images of Africa, the slave trade, and slavery compiled by Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite, Jr.

              Slavery in the Western Hemisphere
              http://cghs.dade.k12.fl.us/slavery/default.htm
              A student-produced collection of images of slavery in the Americas.

              Virginia Runaways.
              http://www.uvawise.edu/history/runaways/
              A digital database of over 2,000 runaway and captured slave and servant advertisements from 18th-century Virginia newspapers compiled by Tom Costa.

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              Southwest

              Images of the Southwest
              http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/images/library-images.html
              Multimedia exhibits documenting the history of the American Southwest drawing upon the collection of the University of Arizona Library.

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              States

              California Heritage Collection
              http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/CalHeritage/
              Over 28,000 images illustrating California history and culture from the University of California at Berkeley's Bancroft Library

              Colorado Digitization Project
              http://www.cdpheritage.org/
              Links to Colorado museums and archives offering historical images.

              Early Illinois Women
              http://www.rsa.lib.il.us/~ilwomen/
              Images of women pioneers, women in public life, women and work, and women during wartime.

              Florida State Archives Photographic Collection
              http://www.dos.state.fl.us/fpc/
              Over 80,000 online images documenting Florida's history.

              Image Repository: Hawaiian Newspapers, War Records, and Trust Territory
              http://128.171.57.100/
              An extensive collection of photographs drawn from newspapers and archives documenting Hawaii's history.

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              Trials and Court Cases

              Famous Trials
              http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/ftrials.htm
              in-depth accounts of America's most famous trials from the 17th century onward, presented by the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Prof. Douglas Linder, including extensive images, cartoons, and photographs.

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              World War I

              Images of the Great War
              http://www.westfront.de/

              World War I: Trenches on the Web
              http://www.worldwar1.com/

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              World War II

              African American Images During World War II
              http://webgopher.nara.gov/11/inform/dc/audvis/still/aframww2/
              Photographs from the National Archives.

              America from the Great Depression to World War II
              http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsowhome.html
              More than 113,000 photographs from the collections of the Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information Collection.

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