Image taken from page 4 of 'Mysteries and Miseries of America's Great Cities, embracing New York, Washington City, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and New Orleans ... Illustrated with numerous engravings'.
Find this and over one million other copyright free images on the British Library Photostream.
The Library has a collection of film, television and video games available to borrow.
To search the collection go to Discover and on the Advanced Search screen choose which format you would like the results to be, e.g. DVD video, sound recording, etc.
Even if an image is "free" it should still be acknowledged if you use it. A Harvard reference for an online image would look like this:
Norfolk, S. (2016) Oscar Niemeyer staircase [Online image]. Available from: <http://www.simonnorfolk.com/meanderings/meander-01>
You can find guidelines for referencing images and other sources on Skills for Learning.
Artworks by British artists bought to demonstrate the very best in contemporary British practice in all medias. Over 8,500 works of British art can be found on the website.
The British Library has uploaded over one million public domain scans from 17th-19th century books to Flickr. The images are maps, geological diagrams, illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and more scanned from 65,000 volumes held by the British Library and they can be used and adapted for any purpose.
Design and Art Direction (D&AD) has an online archive of the finest examples of design and advertising.
Explore over 58 million digital resources, including artworks, artefacts, books, videos and sounds from across Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums.
Getty Images is a photobank of stock images and photographs, made available for use in websites, blogs and social media platforms through their embed tool (only currently works when off-campus).
The J. Paul Getty Trust makes freely available all digital images to which it holds the rights, or that are in the public domain, to be used for any purpose. Currently, there are more than 140,000 images.
Content from over 1,200 leading museums and archives who have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to provide high-resolution images of their artworks.
Search millions of photographs from the LIFE magazine's photo archive, from the 1750s to today. Images include famous personalities as well as photos of historical and cultural events.
Online collection of over 8,500 artists and 81,000 works.
A compilation of openly licensed image collections from several cultural institutions. All of those listed contain images that can be freely used without restriction.
A free resource for students studying the visual component of mass media, taking advertising in women’s magazines as its focus. It includes extracts from the original PhD research from 1975, together with updates from 2012 and 2018. It also provides guidance on methodology, a comprehensive gallery of advertisements from both periods and draws conclusions about the changes in female stereotypes over the intervening decades.
All works from the national collection of British art from 1500 to today, plus international modern and contemporary art.
Over 783,000 images from the V&A collections.
Thousands of freely licensed digital books, artworks, photos and images of historical library materials and museum objects.
An online collection of 30 years worth of audio content called Audio Arts. This was established by British artist Bill Furlong in 1972 who captured sound art and recorded interviews with world famous artists. More than 900 individual artists are included in the collection, such as Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys and Tracey Emin.