1000s of Free Images Available To Us Courtesy of Yale University
I was recently turned on to Yale University's vast archive of images of which Yale has placed into the public domain. From the Yale Daily Bulletin:
"The goal of the new policy is to make high quality digital images of Yale's vast cultural heritage collections in the public domain openly and freely available." And, "Scholars, artists and other individuals around the world will enjoy free access to online images of millions of objects housed in Yale's museums, archives, and libraries thanks to a new "Open Access" policy that the University announced today"
And, most importantly:
"In a departure from established convention, no license will be required for the transmission of the images and no limitations will be imposed on their use." [Bold added by me!]
Many of the images are vintage in nature, and there are literally hundreds of thousands to sift through. I've compiled a host of images in the slideshow below that represent a sample of some of my favorites. Some are simply cool looking, while others could be used for blogging in subjects like sporting/music event announcements, real estate blogging, real estate listings, and more. The image used in this blog article is from the Yale archive!
Please post your thoughts in the comments section below. Any addition favorites you've found?