NYPL Digital Gallery

Sunday 13 March 2005This is more than 18 years old. Be careful.

The NYPL Digital Gallery is the New York Public Library’s large searchable collection of scanned images available for free use:

NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

If you want historic or old-fashioned images, this is the place to look. I found this forgotten piece of western civilization:

Cover of Ann Batchelder's Own Cookbook


Free? Not exactly. From their website (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dghelp_using.cfm#conditions):


The contents of this website are made available for individual private study, scholarship and research only. Any other use, including but not limited to any type of publication or commercial use, is prohibited without the payment of usage fees and the prior written permission of The New York Public Library as well as any owners of rights in the materials, if applicable. Regarding such permission, please contact the NYPL Photographic Services & Permissions office for additional information.

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