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Monday, June 19, 2017

More Than 100,000 Interesting Historical Images to Download for Free

A Cow Grazing
Adriaen van de Velde
Image Source: J. Paul Getty Museum
The Getty Museum's Open Content Program offers more than 114,000 images that you can download and re-use for free. You can download and re-use the images as long as you give proper attribution for the source of the image (see my image caption for an example).

The Getty Search Gateway is the best way to locate images in the Getty Museum's Open Content Program. The Getty Search Gateway allows you to filter your search according to material type, topic, name, source, and location. Once you find an image, click the image's title to be taken to its landing page where you can learn more about it, get the required attribution information, and learn more about the history of your chosen image.

Applications for Education
The Getty's Open Content Program could be a good source of images to use in art history lessons. The Getty Search Gateway could also be a good place for students to find images to use in multimedia presentations.