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Preferably searchable by location and/or date. Thanks!
#1 - November 22, 2021, 11:45 AM
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Look for historical societies with online archives at your location. To me, that would be the best bet. Good luck.
#2 - November 22, 2021, 06:59 PM
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National Archives and Library of Congress.
#3 - November 22, 2021, 10:31 PM
Learning to Swear in America (Bloomsbury, July 2016)
What Goes Up (Bloomsbury, 2017)
The Constitution Decoded (Workman, 2020)
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Your local library system -- or the system in the geographical area you are looking for -- may have a database of photos.
#4 - November 23, 2021, 07:24 AM
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Is there a more specific theme that would narrow the options? (cityscapes, people, fashion, art/museum collections, toys, etc.). I enjoy the curiosities presented in the Public Domain Review.

They have a general list of collections:
https://publicdomainreview.org/collections

And they have regular articles that highlight certain themes, such as this one about games:
https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/progress-in-play-board-games-and-the-meaning-of-history



Another place that lists a wide range of collections is the Internet Archive:
https://archive.org
#5 - November 23, 2021, 08:42 AM
« Last Edit: November 23, 2021, 08:47 AM by Brian Garrison »

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Thanks, all! I've used many of these successfully. I'll try the others.

I find the LOC database really difficult to navigate, unfortunately. Do you have to have the special handshake?  :grin3

Thanks again!
#6 - November 23, 2021, 11:08 AM
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