Black and white photography

Black and white photography, historical photography; a guide to websites

Subject categories on this page
  1. Historical photography
  2. Magazines, portfolios


Daguerreotype online gallery at the Library of Congress.

Portraits and Views, 1836-1864: US Library of Congress

The Daguerreian Society
Dedicated to the history, science and art of the daguerreotype.

Wikipedia entry on the Daguerrotype.

Historical photography *

World War 1 and 2

World War One Photos. Photo & Film Archive
Search thousands of identified photos, obituaries and service records of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers.

Photos of The Great War

In pictures: Never before seen photographs from World War One

Somme. Great War Photos

Imperial War Museum, London, Photograph Archive

World War II Photos. National Archives
The Second World War was documented on a huge scale by thousands of photographers and artists who created millions of pictures.

Photos, World War II Database
WW2DB’s collection of 24,214 World War II pictures, 1,964 of which are in colour.

A trench in north-east France

History of photography, a list of websites.

Romanov family

Romanov Family Albums. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Romanov Photo Album. A Collection of Pictures 


The History of Photography Archive
A privately owned collection of original 19th and 20th century photographs, and related artifacts, that traces the technical and artistic development of photography.

Digital Photography Collections. National Archives, U.S.

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Library of Congress

Magazines, portfolios *

Black and White photography magazine (B&W).

BOMB Magazine Archive : Black-and-white photography

The black and white photography magazine.

ReVue  A French black and white photography ezine. Photographie

Paul Politis
A black and white photography portfolio, with various themes.