CC & Public Domain Images

These image collections contain royalty free images and documents that are free to use and edit.

Library of Congress Images - Explore the Digital Collection for curated images of America's history. The American Memory collection is a great place to start!

The Commons from Flickr - Crowd sourced collection of the world's public photography archives. A very broad selection of images are available here.
New York Public Library Digital Collections
- Explore almost 700,000 images from the NYPL's collection. Over 180,000 images are in the Public Domain and can be used without attribution for any use. Their visualization tool is a great way to explore images!
Ad Access Digital Collection
- An expansive collection of American advertisements. These images are still under Copyright, but they can be used for educational purposes with attribution.
World Digital Library
- Over 13,000 images from cultures around the world between 8000 BCE and 2000 CE.
National Archives Documents
- A digital collection of our nation's most important documents.
Digital Public Library of America
- Primary source sets gathered from collections across the United States. Explore letters, photographs, posters, oral histories, and more on a wide variety of topics.

- Over 740,000 free stock photos, vectors, and art illustrations.

Free images for creatives, by creatives.  Over 350,000 free stock photos for commercial use.

Wikimedia Commons -
An online database of nearly 34 MILLION freely usable media files.  Anyone can contribute to this collection of images, videos, and sound files.
The Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - over 440,000 high resolution scanned artworks available for free with Creative Commons licensing.