Best of the best
- Unsplash — highly recommended; best in class.
- Gratisography — striking, evocative, totally free.
- The Noun Project — for icons and visual language.
- Creative Commons search — getting better all the time.
- GIFs from the U.S. National Archive — vintage old-timey feel.
More Good Stuff
- Google Art Project (250,000 images)
- L.A. County Museum (20,000)
- New York Public Library-Historic Maps (20,000)
- Norway National Museum (30,000)
- SFMoMA Rauschenberg Collection
- Stanford University’s Cantor Art Center (45,000)
- Stanford University’s French Revolution Collection (14,000)
- The British Library (100,000)
- The British Museum (4,200)
- The Getty (100,000)
- The Guggenheim (1,600)
- The Met (400,000)
- The Morgan Library Rembrandt Sketches (300)
- The Museum of Modern Art/MoMA (65,000)
- The Museum of New Zealand (30,000)
- The National Gallery (35,000)
- The New York Public Library: Photos, Maps, Letters (180,000)
- The Rijksmuseum (210,00)
- The Smithsonian (40,000)
- The Tate (70,000)
- The Whitney (21,000)
- The Van Gogh Museum (3500)
- Yale Center for British Art
- Yale’s Great Depression Photo Collection (170,000)
- Vermeer (36)