Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
SMU Digital Collections
Find photographs, manuscripts, imprints, works of art, and audio/video on many historical subjects.
PressReader This link opens in a new window
Provides instant online access to today's newspapers for the last 60 days in full-color, full-page format from 94 countries in 48 languages.
ARTstor This link opens in a new window
More than one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences; some linked images may not be posted on an unrestricted website.
Bloomsbury Fashion Central This link opens in a new window
Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history.
Vogue Archive This link opens in a new window
Has the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month. Use keyword searching to find images.
Getty Open Content
Open content images are provided with a download link. These may be used for any purpose.
Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online
Includes millions of images, covering topics from African American history to the Wright Brothers.
Life Photo Archive
Images are for personal or educational use only.
CC on Flickr
These images with Creative Commons licensing are available for various types of work; be sure to check what type of license is applied to each image, or search by a particular type of license.
Over 220 million free Creative Commons images, with filters by subject including fashion.
Search morgueFile for free reference images for your illustration, comp or design needs.
All photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, so they are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
Free photos for commercial and personal use.
Images can be used without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.
Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt by
Publication Date: 1985
Includes more than 100 images captured by Eisenstaedt; each picture is accompanied by a detailed account of the personalities and events that shaped it.
Documentary Photography by
Publication Date: 1983
An excellent history of photojournalism with archival photographs from Time-Life.
Kids at Work by
Publication Date: 1994
These photographs of children at work were so devastating that they convinced American people that Congress must pass laws against child labor.