Free and open online access to over 600,000 digital images, from a library whose holdings total more than 43 million items.Â It’s pretty comprehensive.
This massive compilation from the New York Public Library collects images from primary sources and printed rarities such as illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, illustrated books, rare prints and photographs, short-lived prints and more.
Know what you’re looking for? Search by a specific keyword and jump right to your results. Just browsing? Peruse through thousands of subjects and names or digitally leaf through NYPL categories like Cities & Buildings, Arts & Literature or Nature & Science to find the most interesting, bizarre and beautiful images from the distant past to more recent publishings.
From aardvarks to Zunis, the NYPL Digital Gallery has got it on file.