A History of Photography
Beginnings of photography, significant photographers, processes, styles and movements in photography (from Robert Leggat).
Hulton Getty Picture Archive
A searchable image & photograph database. Several thousand images available online. The Hulton Picture Gallery.
Middle Eastern photography from The Arab Image Foundation.
The Arab Image Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in Beirut in 1997 to preserve and study photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora.
World History of Photography
The history of photography from the early years to the photography from the 1950s.
Japanese photography *
Japan Stock Photo Archive
Photographs of every building in key districts of central Tokyo, street by street.
Old Japan is UK-based and was established in 1982. Since that time, they have been buying and selling 19th Century photographs of Japan (inc. Meiji & Bakumatsu era), China and Korea.
Photography news, exhibitions, photographers, dealers in Japan.
A web index of photographic archives and libraries.
The Alinari Photographic Museum and Archive, Florence, Italy. A major online photographic image catalogue. From the world oldest photographic workshop, millions of images narrate the world of yesterday and the life of today. Established in Florence in 1852, Fratelli Alinari is the world’s oldest photographic firm.
American library of Congress Searchable Online Catalogue of Prints and Photographs
Thousands of archived photographs. Portraits, landscapes.
American Museum of Photography. Online exhibits.
Classic photographs, daguerreotypes and historical photographs.
British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA).
Image search of architecture arts & entertainment, celebrities, documentary, history, people, science, technology, sport and travel.
British Library collection of Victorian photographs.
Early photographically illustrated books. Take a look at Victorian Britain as captured in almost 1,500 early photographic prints, including works by distinguished pioneers of the medium.
Corbis Images provides commercial and editorial photography and illustrations.
George Eastman House Archive
The International Museum of Photography and Film
Harry Ransom Center (The University of Texas at Austin)
The Harry Ransom Collection includes: Photography,Film, Art, Performing Arts, Manuscripts, French & Italian – Books & Periodicals
American Memory from the Library of Congress
Browse the American Memory Historical Collections from the Library of Congress.
Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives,” commemorates the end of the 20th century with a selection of photographs from the vast and varied holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
New York Public Library
The Photography Collection contains nearly 300,000 original photographic prints.
The international online platform and online fold-out book displaying the work of master photographers, present and past.
A consortium of libraries, archives, museums, record offices and national bodies who hold significant photographic collections representing London topography, people, architecture, archaeology and landscape.
Yad Vashem Photo Archive
The largest of its kind in the world, this collection comprises some 200,000 photographs related to the Holocaust. The online archive currently comprises 130,000 historical photos.