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ARTH 1157: FWS: Visions of Revolution: 1789–Present (Fall 2016): Image Databases

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Eric Evans and protesters leaving Willard Straight, April 20, 1969. University Archives. Source: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

The Willard Straight Takeover remains one of the most famous events to have happened on the Cornell campus, and this is one of the best known images that recorded it.



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Digital Collections

There are lots of great online collections that are free and open on the web, many of them on museum websites. Here are a few that may offer some good images of women reading:

Databases & Collections

The library subscribes to or has built a number of image databases that are excellent sources of images you can download and add to your papers and other projects. You need to keep in mind that some of them have licensing restricts that prohibit the re-publication (including open web publishing, such as on a blog or on social networking sites) of images you download. There are also quite a few digital collections that are free and open on the web. Use the links and information on this page to get more information about how best to use ARTstor and other image databases.

Get help with digital images

Johnson Museum Online

Register to download

This tutorial guides users through the process of registering for an ARTstor user account.

Exporting ARTstor images to PowerPoint


Here's an example of the kind of images you can find:

John Vachon. Picket line at Mid-City Realty Company, South Chicago, Illinois, July, 1941. LC-USF33-016151 Farm Security Administration Photograph.

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