Photos Public Domain - Free photographs, pictures, clipart & images for any use - Royalty Free Stock PhotosTotally Free Images!CommonsReusable ArtWPClipart Home PageDatabase error - GutenbergCopyright-Free Photo Archive: Public Domain Photos and ImagesThe photo archive at Gimp-Savvy.com has more than 27,000 free photos and images saved on our own dedicated server, consisting of over 2.5 Gbytes of data. The goal is to make this archive a resource for collage and photo-montage using digital image editing techniques such as those described in Chapter 7 of Grokking the GIMP. To improve the archive's usefulness, full indexing of the images is planned. However, this job would be taxing for a single person, and would probably produce only mediocre results. In looking through the archive you will be able to browse pages of photo thumbnails, which are linked to the full-size images. The images and photos found in this archive come from three main sources: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. The photos you'll find here are copyright free, but some restrictions still apply.
Images in the Public DomainCopyright notice: The U.S. Copyright Office's circular entitled Copyright Basics and particularly the section on How long copyright protection endures, explain why these images came to belong to the public. In a nutshell, works published prior to 1978 were protected for a maximum of 75 years. See "sources", below for more information on these particular images. Related material: Lantern slides (under development), B&C Art Gallery (new site, under development) See also Imagery and allied axes: Grazing rights in the public domain, some musical instruments, and scanning old images. The image directories: Also, take a look at Maxim's flying machine Sources: The images in the directories referenced above are from scans by Jessica Reardon (Williams College) and dpd (Williams College and SRU), with some logistic help by Fran Hutchinson (Bay Path College) of images from Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language, 1911, G & C Merriam Co. Dailey's home page.