Free online collections of digitized photos and other images, from wartime scenes.
Photos mainly of U.S. military personnel & equipment on fronts around the world. Clear & hi-res.
8 photos colorized.
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LOC scanned nearly 19,000 American National Red Cross glass negatives. The majority of the collection focuses on the Red Cross’ work during and after WWI. The American National Red Cross not only cared for injured combatants, but they also helped refugees, took care of orphans, and sent aid to areas hit by famine. There is extensive coverage of their wartime actions in France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Balkans, Eastern Russia (including Siberia) & the Middle East. Also in the U.S.
From NY Public Library. Photographs of World War I battlefields, captured German installations and allied installations. Photos are from several sources, mounted on mat boards with notes.
From NY Public Library. This collection of 58 photographs taken during the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II includes depictions of children and of German atrocities.
Posters, handbills, and broadsides created during the era of the First World War. UC Berkeley.
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Categories present include: bonds and war finance, civil defense, civilian participation (food supply, health and safety, labor, non-combatant service, rationing and conservation, war production, etc.), espionage, military operations, military recruiting, international relations. UC Berkeley.
Some of the most celebrated, recognizable, and graphic images of the American Civil War come from Alexander Gardnerâ€™s “Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War” and George N. Barnard’s “Photographic Views of Sherman’s Campaign”, both published in 1866. Duke Univ. Libraries.
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More than 1,200 portraits taken during the American Civil War (1861-1865). Library of Congress flickr page.
Small photo assortment using an early color photography process called Dufaycolor. Retronaut.
Photos and images of some documents. Google Arts & Culture.
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World War I, the North Carolina resort town of Hot Springs hosted a camp for German POWs.
Selection of photos taken by the famous photographer Ansel Adams. The Washington Post.
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Assortment of photos taken on the then-new USS Brooklyn, a U.S. Navy armored cruiser. Retronaut.
The Boxer Rebellion was a violent anti-foreign, anti-colonial, and anti-Christian uprising that took place in China between 1899 and 1901. 162 images. Google Arts & Culture.
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