18 March 2020

From the Smithsonian With Love


Some of us bloggerinos and bloggerettes are always looking for public domain pictures to illustrate our words of wisdom.  And boy, we just scored big time.

In February the Smithsonian Institution announced they are releasing almost three million images to the public domain.  Contents from 19 museums plus libraries, research centers, and the National Zoo.  All free for the download.

And, unlike the British Library illustrations that are free on Flickr, searches seem to work pretty well.  (Except that whatever I search for I always get some plant diagrams.  What's that about?)

Here are a few examples related to our favorite subject.  Enjoy.










6 comments:

Jeff Baker said...

Oh, wow!

Paul D. Marks said...

That's great, Rob. Love Al Capone's "Pedigree." And thanks for the link.

janice law said...

good to know!

Eve Fisher said...

Wonderful!

Jan Christensen said...

Great news.

Robert Lopresti said...

Glad you found it useful, folks.