Did you know that the New York Public Library (NYPL) has over 200,000 images that you can download for free? Not only can you download them for free, but you can also reuse them in an almost infinite number of ways.
This was made possible when the Library made its Digital Collections public domain in January 2016. You can download all of these images in the highest resolution available directly from its Digital Collections website. Permission is not required and there are no restrictions on use.
The Library has even added some special features. There are public domain remixes, which is an effort to inspire new works.
You can take a tour of New York's Fifth Avenue, both past and present. Compare photos from the 1911 Fifth Avenue from Start to Finish collection with 2015's Google Street View. There's even a maze-building game that allows you to examine mansion floor plans from early 20th century New York City.
This is a great way to add some terrific images to your collection. Also, the Digital Collections in the public domain is always expanding. The NYPL adds images to the collection almost every day.
Click on the blue link below >> Click on Visualize the Public Domain >> Click Explore >> Click on a date range to see images from that time period, for example, the 14th century >> Click on the image that you want to download >> Select a file size under Download Options >> The image is now downloaded onto your gadget. Check your download folder for the image.