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Documentary Photography Archives

Abdul Hamid II Collection

Contains photographs portraying the Ottoman Empire during the reign of Abdul-Hamid II and highlight the modernization of numerous aspects of the Ottoman Empire.


Serves as a point of reference in preserving, cataloging, circulating and handing down, through the photograph, the history, society, art, and culture of Italy and Europe.

Civil War

Devoted to the history and presentation of original Civil War photography as well as committed to understanding the techniques and methods used by Civil War photographers.

Fenton Crimean War Photographs

Represents one of the earliest systematic attempts to document a war through the medium of photography.

George Grantham Bain Collection

Represents the photographic files of one of America's earliest news picture agencies.

Green Park Images

Boutique film and video archive containing several million feet of moving images dating back to the 1940's and earlier.


Contains articles, pictures, and historical facts of the Chabad Lubavitch history.

Mazza Photos

Contains over 70,000 archive pictures of animals and plants by Dr. Guiseppe Mazza.


Features sample black and white images of Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside and other areas of Britain up to the 1960s, hand printed from high quality original glass plate negatives.

Reflective Images

Offers a catalogue that contains photographs of over 400 different welsh towns and villages dating from 1890.

Werner Forman Archives

Contains thousands of photographs of archaeological sites, monuments, arts, and artifacts of the world's many cultures.

When They Were Young

Photographic retrospective of childhood which captures the experience of childhood as it is connected across time, different cultures, and diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.

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