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Visual Resources


Major resource for scholars of art, archaeology, architecture, and visual culture


Wikimedia commons

Especially good for contemporary / recent past images



Digital architectural history collection of 100,000 images (member-restricted)


New York Public Library digital collections

Once you start browsing, you will never quit


The Allan Kohl Collection at University of Michigan;page=index


UNESCO World Heritage List

Thousands of photos of buildings, sites, and landscapes around the world



Superb source for Islamic architecture


British Library Digital Images on Flickr

Part of the ongoing effort of the BL to digitize its immense collections


Shared Shelf Commons

Wonderful site created by Cornell University, great for old maps


American Memory Project

Library of Congress digital collection, amazing!


Historic American Building Survey

Excellent resource for photographs and architectural drawings of American buildings


Historic American Engineering Record

Excellent resource for photographs and mechanical drawings of American structures

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