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The Hedda Morrison Photographs of China, 1933-1946

Founded in 1928, the Harvard-Yenching Library is the largest university library devoted to East Asian research in the Western world. All told, the library's collections currently stand at over a million volumes. This particular online archive holds over 5,000 photographs and 10,000 negatives taken by Hedda Morrision while she resided in Beijing from 1933 to 1946. Mrs. Morrison later mounted the...
Picasa 2.7

Created by the folks at Google, Picasa 2.7 is an application that allows users to organize all of their prized photos. Of course, the application also lets users share these photos with others through email and the web, and curious parties can also add different effects as they see fit. As with other Google products, visitors will find that there is ample support offered via Picasa's website,...
LIFE Photo Archive

Anyone can type in a simple image search into Google, but this new initiative sponsored by both LIFE and Google takes these searches to a whole new (and rather interesting) level. Working together, the two businesses brought together several million images from the 1750s to the present day. Many of the images have never been seen before, and it's quite a bit of fun just to look around their...
Library of Congress: Photochrom Prints

In the 1880s, Hans Jakob Schmid developed a technique known as photochrom, whereby artists would press photo negatives onto lithographic and chromatographic printing plates to add color. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, before color photography was widely available and affordable, photochrom was used to add life and artistry to photographs. In this Library of Congress digital...
Unsplash for Education Collections

As all students (and instructors) who have ever given presentations should know, well-chosen images can transform dull, wordy slides into engaging works of art. The website Unsplash has been a reliable source of free high-quality photographs since it was founded in 2013, and in July 2019 Unsplash announced its partnership with Instructures learning management platform Canvas as part of its...