Vintage Photos & Images, Worldwide, Digital Collections. Free Online Collections of Vintage Photos & Images around the world.
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From Time Magazine. The background story on every photo is provided.
750 photographs of every-day life in the Soviet Union (1919-1921 and 1930). Duke Univ. Libraries.
850 items from the 1870s to the early 20th Century. New York Public Library
A photographic survey of Asia’s architectural heritage. Over 30,000 photos of 1,143 sites in twenty-one countries, with background information and virtual tours.
See our selected free digital collections of Vintage Photos & Images of War
1,775 old and not-so-old photos from various locations and events, in the map/photo application “Historypin”. National Archives of Australia
13 photos from the mid-20th C to the 21st C. The Guardian
287 photos by Robert Henry Chandless, at Univ. of Washington Libraries.
Albumine prints from the 1880s. The Public Domain Review
A small selection of photos from a 2016 London exhibit called â€œTripe Murray Bourne: Photographic Journeys in India 1855-1870â€, featuring the work of three early British photographers in India. The Economist.
Images come from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections held at a number of centers in Britain, Europe, and North America. Univ. of Southern California.
A selection of color photos in a 1922 National Geographic article entitled “Modern Life in the Cradle of Civilization”. These were locations in Iraq that were once settled parts of ancient Mesopotamia.
A collection of nearly 1,500 photos documenting the history of social protest movements and marginalized political communities from the 19th century to the present. Univ. of Michigan.
25 photos. Retronaut.
312 photos. Arizona Memory Project.
Assortment of color photos at the end of an article entitled “In the Land of Kublai Khan” in a 1922 issue of National Geographic magazine.
See our collected books on History of India & South Asia
Hand-colored photos of scenes from daily life, from the 1870s to the early 20th century. NY Public Library.
Photos and illustrations from books about Latin America published in the 19th & early 20th centuries. NY Public Library.