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Library of Congress Digital Collection
Historical photographs, manuscripts, films, recordings across subject areas.
31 free public domain image websites (use with care)
A public domain image is defined as a photo, clip art or vector whose copyright has expired or never existed in the first place. These images can be used by almost anyone for personal and commercial purposes. There are three ways that public domain images occur:
1. The image is assigned to the public domain through a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license or similar release
2. The image is not copyrightable
3. The copyright for the image has expired
"Creative Commons is a non-profit that offers an alternative to full copyright."