Various Subjects

* indicates a metasite of links to imagebases.

Book Cover Archive: An Archive of Book Cover Designs and Designers
Cartoonbank: The Ultimate New Yorker Cartoon Database
Editorial Cartoons


Cascades Volcano Observatory Photo Archives

(United States Geophysical Service)

Costume Site

(Lauren Podolak) *

Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture

Memorial Library, U Wisconsin at Madison)

Fashion: Godey’s Lady’s Book Online

(Hope Greenberg, University of Vermont)

Flags of the World



Click on Flowerbase. (Glasshouse Business Networks, NL)


(Cologne, Germany)

Historic Campus Architecture Project

Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC

How Stuff Works

(BYG Publishing, Inc.)

Images from the History of Medicine

National Library of Medicine

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century

(Schomberg Center, NYPL)

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Image Library


Manual of Traffic Signs

including an Alphabetical Index of Signs

Menu Collections

links from the New York Public Library Menu Collection Research Guide

1850s and 1860s Hotel and Restaurant Menus, University of Houston

Molecular Expressions Photo Gallery

(Michael W. Davidson, Florida State University)

Moving Image Collections

Georgia Tech

Classical Myth: the ancient sources

(Laurel Bowman, University of Victoria)

National Archives and Records Administration Archival Research Catalog


Natural Hazards

(National Geophysical Data Center)

New York Public Library Digtial Gallery Subject Index
New York Public Library Picture Collection



(today’s front pages and thematically archived front pages; international newspapers)

Patent and Trademark Office, U.S.

(requires TIFF plug-in)

Google Patent Search

(7 million patents)

Penny Postcards

“These postcards cost 1¢ to mail. Postage was temporarily raised to 2¢ from 1917 to 1919 to cover the cost of World War I & from 1925 to 1928…” Browsable by state: county.

Perseus Digital Library: Images

(Classics Dept., Tufts University)

Posters–Turn of the Century

American and European prints. New York Public Library

(Carl G. Liungman, Thought Signs, IOS Press)

Tax History Museum

(Joseph J. Thorndike, public service initiative from Tax Analysts)

Theatre History on the Web

(Jack Walcott, University of Washington, School of Drama)*

abc Typography: A Virtual Museum of Typography
Walk Through Time

(National Institute of Standards and Technology)

World Heritage List

and World Heritage in Danger List (UNESCO)

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