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Articles and Databases


Selected Image Collections

  • AP Images  (Princeton only)
    The Associated Press' current year's photo report and a selection of over 4.6 million images from their library dating from the 1820s.
  • Ad*Access (Historical Advertising Collections at Duke University)
    Images for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955.
  • Bridgeman Education Database
    From the producers of the Bridgeman Art Library for the commercial market, this image database contains more than 300,000 objects and covers all media, including photography, fine art, engravings, sculpture, architecture, archaeology, ethnography, history, science & medicine, decorative arts and artifacts.

  • CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) (Princeton only)
    Collection documenting 115,000 works of art from around the world. Images, text and multimedia from the collections of the members of the Art Museum Image Consortium are included.
  • ARTstor (Princeton only)
    A repository of digital images in the arts. The images are drawn from museums, archaeological teams, photo archives, slide collections, and art reference publishers.
  • David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
    Includes over 10,000 maps online, focusing on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps.. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.
  • Historic Map Works (Princeton only)
    Digitized maps and atlases, plus associated illustrations and city directories. Includes cadastral maps of the U.S. Covers the world from the 15th-20th centuries.
  • Index of Christian Art (Princeton only)
    An archive of medieval art, recording works of art produced from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400.
  • New York Public Library Digital Collection
    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.
  • RLG Cultural Materials (Princeton only)
    Digital versions of ancient maps, medieval manuscripts, handwritten letters, drawings, paintings, sound recordings, books, and moving images from archives, libraries, and museums around the world.
  • Sanborn Maps, Digital 1867-1970 (Princeton only)

Image Projects created at Princeton University

  • Allison Delarue Collection
    Rare Books and Special Collections Department, Princeton University Library. Displays materials about the history of the ballet, including figurines and prints, dating back to the 1820s.
  • Almagest
    Princeton University. Database application that delivers large collections of images and their annotations over the Web for classroom use.
  • Comic Art
    Rare Books and Special Collections Department, Princeton University Library. Online exhibition of selections from the cartoon and caricature collections at Princeton, curated by New Yorker cartoonist Henry Martin, Class of 1948.
  • Cruikshank Artwork
    Rare Books and Special Collections Department, Princeton University Library. Includes a catalogue of the drawings and an interactive exhibition of the prints and drawings of the artist George Cruikshank, for whom the Library has one of the most extensive holdings in existence.
    Rare Books and Special Collections Department, Princeton University Library. A selection of frequently requested images in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.
  • Princeton University Library Papyrus Home Page
    Includes digital images of selected Princeton Papyri and is presented as part of the Advanced Papyrological Information System (APIS) Project.
  • Princeton Dante Project
    Princeton University. Combines a traditional approach to the study of Dante's Comedy with new techniques of compiling and consulting data, images, and sound.
  • Western Americana Collection, Prints and Photographs  
    Visual Materials Division, Princeton University Library. Includes papers, photographs, drawings, letters, records, journals, manuscripts, phonotapes, watercolors, diaries, postcards, account books, objects, prints, and scrapbooks.

Gateway to Images on the web

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