Something very exciting happened earlier this year in the world of vintage photography, historical research, and public access to really cool and important images. If, like me, you are fascinated with vintage images and vintage image making, or if you have any other reason to look back into our past, this is great news. Back in January, the New York Public Library announced that they were making over 180,000 high resolution, public domain digital images from their collection available to the public with easy access and no use restrictions. I could go on and on and on about how great this is and how many amazing things this collection includes, but the best thing is to point you here and tell you to have a good time.
(The image above is from Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes of British algae. These images, from 1843, are considered to be the first recorded photographic work by a woman. Rock on, Anna.)
(Posted today as my Day 22 entry in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge)