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Where to find free photography pictures and images?Created by: PICRYLDated: 2019
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People keep searching online for one question: "Where can I find free high-resolution stock images that are cleared to use without any copyright restrictions? Where to find images for blog posts or social media?"

Almost every image created in the last 70 years is still protected by copyright, but you can find a public domain photo, an image that does not need attribution, or image that has copyright expired.

First, it helps to understand some copyright-related terms before using any free images. Always read the terms and conditions of the site you try to use to download free images and photos, so you know if, when, and what type of attribution is required.

What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. There are various types of Creative Commons licenses that range from allowing any type of use with no attribution to allowing only certain uses and no changes. Most authors using Creative Commons require some sort of attribution. While relatively easy to use such free images in blogs, using such images for video might be problematic unless you create lengthy credits section. Even if you do, you still may breach the particular image Creative Commons license since it often requires backlinking.

What is Public Domain?
Works in the public domain are those whose copyrights have expired or never existed. The public domain status of official government works is sometimes difficult to determine but there are some easy cases: works of the United States federal government, for example, are not protected by copyright and are thus in the public domain. The same does not hold in general for the works of other governments or all 50 States of the United States. Determining whether a particular work of a particular government are in the public domain requires research and sometimes even legal advice.

What is Royalty-Free?
Most royalty-free images aren’t free. In most cases, you’ll have to pay a one-time fee to obtain the rights to use the image. Then you can use it as many times as you like. The term “free” in “royalty-free” means that you do not have to pay royalties to the owner of the image every time you use it.

We've reviewed terms of few popular Free Image Websites below.

1. Unsplash
Unsplash has its own license, which essentially lets you use the images for free, in any way you like, except for using them to create a competing website.

2. Pexels
Pexels also has its own license, which states what you can and cannot do with the images. You can use and modify the images for free for both commercial and personal use without attribution.

3. Pixabay
We love Pixabay. Images on Pixabay are licensed under Creative Commons Zero (CC0), which means you can use the images without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist. Pixabay also explains tricky legal language such as "model release".

4. Gratisography
Gratisography also has its own free photo license, which lets you do “almost anything you can think of”. While they have not too many images, many are high-quality images that I would use.

5. Flickr
Flickr is where you can find images that can be used and modified for commercial purposes. Select “Commercial use & mods allowed” under the “Any license” filter to find those images, and remember to check the license for each image as they vary. Be careful with Flickr images since as far as we can see, many images are labeled public domain wrongfully or without much research.

6. Google Image Search
Google Advanced Image Search is a method of finding free-to-use images through Google’s own search tools. It is 100% automated, so you can't blindly trust the license cited. Use it with caution. Same as Flickr, Google bears no responsibility.

When using free online images, always do your research.
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The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skyscraper

The upper reaches of Frost Bank Tower, a prominent Austin, Texas, skys...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The 33-story building was developed by Cousins Properties from November 2001 to December 2003. It was the first high- rise building t... more

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... more

Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Stained glass in Neiman Marcus store, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. This stain glass in Neiman Marcus on Union Square, was once in The City of Paris store. The architectural centerpiece of the building is the original rotu... more

Pops Route 66 Restaurant and gift shop, Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pops Route 66 Restaurant and gift shop, Arcadia, Oklahoma

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal Building, New York, New York

Sculpture "Eagle; Justice Above All Else" at Jacob K. Javitz Federal B...

Artist: Theodore Roszak, 1970. Bronze. Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. Title information, date, and subject note provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photogr... more

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton, Pennsylvania

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton,...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... more

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Mardi Gras is organized by Carnival krewes. Krewe float riders toss throws to the crowds; the most common are strings of plastic colorful beads, doubloons... more

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Francisco, California

Detail of a historic car with license plates from the 1940s. San Franc...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

The Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Street names commemorate two early San Francisco leaders: Pioneer and exchange banker Henry Haight and Munroe Ashbury. The district is noted for its role ... more

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Califo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Pr... more

Historic house in Portabello, Idaho

Historic house in Portabello, Idaho

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

[Statue of Rebecca] on Block Island, Rhode Island

[Statue of Rebecca] on Block Island, Rhode Island

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Located in the Atlantic Ocean approximately 13 miles south of the coast of Rhode Island. Title, ... more

Round barn on U.S. 66 in Arcadia, east of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Round barn on U.S. 66 in Arcadia, east of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Massive bridge-like arch at Arches National Park, Utah

Massive bridge-like arch at Arches National Park, Utah

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Interior of a shopping mall in Virginia

Interior of a shopping mall in Virginia

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Photograph taken in the 1980s. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photograp... more

Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Old Stone House interior, Washington, D.C.

Old Stone House interior, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Aerial of Washington, D.C.

Aerial of Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Photograph taken during the 1980s. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photo... more

Statue of George Washington located on Wall Street in the Financial District of New York City

Statue of George Washington located on Wall Street in the Financial Di...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library . Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M... more

Empire State Building looms above Manhattan, New York, New York

Empire State Building looms above Manhattan, New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

The world's first-known steam-powered clock is a big attraction in Vancouver, British Columbia

The world's first-known steam-powered clock is a big attraction in Van...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. ... more

Historic train station in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Historic train station in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Carving stone at the FDR Memorial during construction, Washington, D.C.

Carving stone at the FDR Memorial during construction, Washington, D.C...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Office building lobby

Office building lobby

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Photograph taken in the 1980s. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photograp... more

Columns on the Internal Revenue Service Building, part of the Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C.

Columns on the Internal Revenue Service Building, part of the Federal ...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Channel, Houston, Texas

Channel, Houston, Texas

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Trout stream deep in the Cascade Mountains, Washington

Trout stream deep in the Cascade Mountains, Washington

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Skyline, dominated by the Space Needle, which appeared in the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, or "Century 21 Exposition." Seattle, Washington

Skyline, dominated by the Space Needle, which appeared in the 1962 Sea...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. ... more

The quiet Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington looms in the distance beyond the burned-out remants of the gigantic eruption of 1980

The quiet Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington looms in the distance...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The volcano that erupted on May 18, 1980... more

Colorful peanut vendor Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., in the 1980s

Colorful peanut vendor Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C., in the 1...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Supreme Court Interior, Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Interior, Washington, D.C.

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy, Virginia

Booker T. Washington National Monument, Hardy, Virginia

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty, New York, New York

Aerial view of the Statue of Liberty, New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

City-County building, Denver, Colorado

City-County building, Denver, Colorado

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Aerial view of buildings, northern Virginia

Aerial view of buildings, northern Virginia

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Interior of a shopping mall in Virginia

Interior of a shopping mall in Virginia

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Photograph taken in the 1980s. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photograp... more

Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Annapolis to Maryland's Eastern Shore

Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Annapolis to Maryland's Eastern Shore

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

Hospital imaging equipment

Hospital imaging equipment

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M.... more

View south from Sibley St. along Park Ave., Detroit, 1991

View south from Sibley St. along Park Ave., Detroit, 1991

Aerial photograph shows area of Detroit with vacant lots in the foreground with skyscrapers in downtown Detroit in the distance. Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms par... more

Abraham Lincoln portrait in the Lincoln room, Blair House, located across from the White House, Washington, D.C.

Abraham Lincoln portrait in the Lincoln room, Blair House, located acr...

Photographed as part of an assignment for the General Services Administration. The Blair House serves as the President's guest house, and therefore is the guest house of the nation. Built in 1824. Title, date, ... more

Aerial view of the World Trade Center, New York, New York

Aerial view of the World Trade Center, New York, New York

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency not held by the Library. Photograph taken about two months before the 9/11/2001 tragedy. Title, date, subject note, and k... more

Scudder Homes, Newark

Scudder Homes, Newark

Photograph shows an abandoned room with a portrait of boxer Muhammad Ali on the wall. Title, date and keywords based on information provided by photographer. Forms part of the Vergara Photograph Collection (Lib... more

Official portrait of Mrs. Lynne Cheney. Naval Observatory / David Bohrer.

Official portrait of Mrs. Lynne Cheney. Naval Observatory / David Bohr...

Title, photographer, and date from file header. Original file name: V11055-042.jpg.

[Official portrait of Vice President Cheney taken in the Roosevelt Room] / David Bohrer.

[Official portrait of Vice President Cheney taken in the Roosevelt Roo...

Title devised by Library staff. Title information, photographer, and date from file header. Original file name: V5878-20.jpg.

President Bush poses for his official portrait in the Roosevelt Room (blue tie) / Official portrait of President George W. Bush.

President Bush poses for his official portrait in the Roosevelt Room (...

Credit the image to Eric Draper, photographer, courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library. Title and photographer from file header. Gift; George W. Bush Presidential Library; 2011; (DLC/PP-2011:105).

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide. Title, date, and subjects provided by the p... more

Cow skull at Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Cow skull at Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Hackberry was founded when prospectors found a rich vein of ore here in the 1870's. A large Hackberry tree grew by the spring and gave the town its name. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. ... more

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

Hackberry was founded when prospectors found a rich vein of ore here in the 1870's. A large Hackberry tree grew by the spring and gave the town its name. The ore played out, but the town of Hackberry hung on. T... more

View of vintage car at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

View of vintage car at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberr...

Hackberry was founded when prospectors found a rich vein of ore here in the 1870's. A large Hackberry tree grew by the spring and gave the town its name. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. ... more

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

The valley's vivid red color comes from iron oxide exposed in the weathered siltstone. The darker, blue-gray rocks in the valley get their color from manganese oxide. Title, date, and subjects provided by the p... more

View of old car and gas pump at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66, Hackberry, Arizona

View of old car and gas pump at the Hackberry General Store, Route 66,...

Hackberry was founded when prospectors found a rich vein of ore here in the 1870's. A large Hackberry tree grew by the spring and gave the town its name. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. ... more

Old jail cell, Route 66, Arizona

Old jail cell, Route 66, Arizona

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

This national park is located on the southern border of Utah with northern Arizona, in the same vicinity as the Four Corners area. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. H... more

Barn, Route 66, near Staunton, Illinois

Barn, Route 66, near Staunton, Illinois

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor." Title, date, and subjects provi... more

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft. (300 m.) above the valley floor." Title, date, and subjects pro... more

Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, with Shuttlecocks sculpture by Claes Oldenburg

Nelson Atkins Art Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, with Shuttlecocks scu...

Photo shows the museum with "Shuttlecocks" on lawn, created by Claes Oldenburg, 1994.

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley, Arizona

Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast and iconic sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1,000 ft (300 m) above the valley floor." Title, date, and subjects provi... more

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges, sometimes referred to as the southern extension of the Canadian Rockies mountain ranges, with over 130 named lakes, more than 1,100 different species of vascu... more

Lava rock on Hawaii

Lava rock on Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Antique trucks and cars along the road, Montana

Antique trucks and cars along the road, Montana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful is a cone geyser located in Wyoming, in Yellowstone National Park in the United States. Old Faithful was named in 1870 during the Washburn- Langford-Doane Expedition and was the first geyser in the... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Barn, rural Montana

Barn, rural Montana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges, sometimes referred to as the southern extension of the Canadian Rockies mountain ranges, with over 130 named lakes, more than 1,100 different species of vascu... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Grain elevator, Idaho

Grain elevator, Idaho

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, is a United States National Park located in the U.S. State of Hawaii on the island of Hawaii. It displays the results of hundreds of thousands of years of vo... more

View of the Badlands. Badlands National Park, South Dakota

View of the Badlands. Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the ... more

Waikiki Beach aerial, Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki Beach aerial, Oahu, Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Waikiki Beach Aerial, Oahu, Hawaii. Waikiki is a neighborhood of Honolulu, in the City & County of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oahu, Haw... more

Skyline, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Skyline, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Date based on date of other Hawaii images in same group. Honolulu is the capital of and the most populous census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Title, date, and subjects provided by the pho... more

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges, sometimes referred to as the southern extension of the Canadian Rockies mountain ranges, with over 130 named lakes, more than 1,100 different species of vascu... more

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Teton Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. A north-south range, it is on the Wyoming side of the state's border with Idaho, just south of Yellowstone National Park. The two pri... more

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park, Hawaii

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park, Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges, sometimes referred to as the southern extension of the Canadian Rockies mountain ranges, with over 130 named lakes, more than 1,100 different species of vascu... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

Aerial view of Honolulu, Hawaii

Aerial view of Honolulu, Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands, South Dakota

Badlands National Park, in southwest South Dakota, United States preserves 244,000 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest protected mixed grass prairie in the United Stat... more

The Gates Art, Central Park, New York, New York

The Gates Art, Central Park, New York, New York

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. The artists installed 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles of pathways in February 2005. From each gate hung a panel of deep saffron-colored nylon fabric. C... more

Aerial view of Waikiki Beach and Honolulu, Hawaii

Aerial view of Waikiki Beach and Honolulu, Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Photographer's choice (America project). Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchas... more

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress as a national park on March 1, 1872, is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though... more

Aerial view of industrial area, Honolulu, Hawaii

Aerial view of industrial area, Honolulu, Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois

The Farnsworth House, designed and constructed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1945-51, is a one-room weekend retreat in a once-rural setting, located 55 milessouthwest of Chicago's downtown on a 60-acre es... more

Skyline, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Skyline, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Date based on date of other Hawaii images in same group. Honolulu is the capital of and the most populous census-designated place (CDP) in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Title, date, and subjects provided by the pho... more

North shore beach, Hawaii

North shore beach, Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

The Gates Art, Central Park, New York, New York

The Gates Art, Central Park, New York, New York

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. The artists installed 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles of pathways in February 2005. From each gate hung a panel of deep saffron-colored nylon fabric. C... more

Storm in the mountains, Hawaii

Storm in the mountains, Hawaii

Date based on date of other Hawaii images in same group. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. ... more

Aerial view of pineapple farms, Hawaii

Aerial view of pineapple farms, Hawaii

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... more

The Gates Art, Central Park, New York, New York

The Gates Art, Central Park, New York, New York

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. The artists installed 7,503 vinyl "gates" along 23 miles of pathways in February 2005. From each gate hung a panel of deep saffron-colored nylon fabric. C... more