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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online for Non-Commercial Use

May 20, 2014

Christopher Jobson


Kinder in einem Feriendorf / Martin Munkacsi / 1929

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images online that you can download and use for non-commercial purposes. From a 12-megapixel scan of Rembrandt’s 1660 self-portrait to over 18,000 photos spanning almost two centuries. Here are a few quick gems from the Photography collection, see also: Arms & Armor, Modern and Contemporary Art, and other highlights. (via Kottke)


Daughters of Jerusalem / Julia Margaret Camero / 1865


Head of Man with Hat and Cigar / Leon Levinstein / 1960


Isambard Kingdom Brunel Standing Before the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern / Robert Howlett / 1857


A Study, No. 1 / Rudolph Eickemeyer / 1901


Street Minstrel, Gose / Shinichi Suzuki / 1870s


Group of Thirteen Decapitated Soldiers / Unknown / 1910


Sincerely Yours, Woodrow Wilson / Arthur S. Mole / 1918


A Girl, Carmel / Johan Hagemeyer / 1930. Unidentified Child Picking Nose / Walker Evans / 1930.


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