“An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.
“Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.”
You can rip these images though (for Mac users at least) you’ve got to click on the image and then click again with the Control key.
“Most of the images that are in the books are not in any of the art galleries of the world – the original copies have long ago been lost.”
If anybody knows of other open source Image Archives let me know and I’ll upload links to this blog.