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Images & Sounds: Historical

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AP Images - Photographs from as early as the 1840's and other graphics spanning over 160 years of history.

  • Historical Showcases - AP Iconic Images, Campaigns Past, Early Computers, Jazz Greats, Man on the Moon, 60s Generation, Vietnam War, WWI, WWII Pacific Theater, etc.
  • Event Calendar - "visually displays significant events each month, from celebrity birthdays to key dates in history. Click on an image to reveal a group of linked photographs put together by AP's photo researchers that illustrates the featured event."

History Resource Center: U.S.

  • Use the Advanced Search form to search with the Document Type restricted to image.

Other Resources

American Memory (Library of Congress) "provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience."

Leonard Carpenter Panama Canal Collection - "primarily consists of photographs of Panama and the Panama Canal Zone during construction, beginning in 1914."

LIFE Photo Archive - "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today."

Time & Life Pictures - "includes some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White, Andreas Feininger, John Dominis, Nina Leen and Gjon Mili, whose photographs have adorned the pages of Time, Life and other Time Inc. publications."