Photographic, Art and Illustration collections


Link to the Wikicommons database of freely usable images“This is a database of 18,691,129 freely usable media files to which anyone can contributeWikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. Unlike traditional media repositories, Wikimedia Commons is free.  The license conditions of each individual media file can be found on their description page. The Wikimedia Commons database itself and the texts in it are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. “

Link to an example of a Moray Image from the Geograph ProjectGeograph Project

The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland. Several of the images on this website came from this project

The images can be explored via a map/grid reference or searched by place or by a variety of other ways. Content on the site is covered by the Creative Commons Licence.

Getty Open Content ProgramGetty Art Open Content Program

The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required. Initially, the images available through the Open Content Program are of works in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s collections. Over time, images from the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Conservation Institute will be added. See website for more details.

British Cartoon ArchiveBritish Cartoon Archive

“The British Cartoon Archive is located in Canterbury at the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. It has a library, archive, and exhibition gallery, and is dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. The BCA holds the artwork for more than 150,000 British editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines. The collection of artwork dates back to 1904 and includes work by W.K. Haselden, Will Dyson, Sidney Strube, David Low,Vicky, Emmwood, Michael Cummings, Ralph Steadman, Mel Calman, Nicholas Garland, Chris Riddell, Carl Giles, Martin Rowson, and Steve Bell, amongst many others.”

Britain from Above

Link to Britain from above website showing images from 1919-1953Britain from Above presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953. You have to register to zoom into these amazing pictures, identify unlocated images, and share memories.

There are numerous places in Moray represented including Lossiemouth, Moray, Elgin, Dufftown, Knockando, Keith, Innes House, Glenlivet, Cullen, Orton House, Forres and  Portknockie.

Visual DictionaryVisual Dictionary is a teaching website with freely usable images. Different from an encyclopedia or from traditional online dictionaries, thesauri and glossaries because the images replace the words.


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