This is a collection of copyright-free illustrations and photographs that can be downloaded and used on classroom and personal Web sites. Themes include school, animals, people, holidays, and more. These sites were chosen because they have little or no advertising and offer a good selection of images. Please read all copyright and use information before downloading the images.
Most of the images on NARA's site are in the public domain. Be sure to read the Terms & Conditions by clicking on the "Permission" link at bottom. The photographs in "Picturing the Century" include World War II, Vietnam, and outer space.
This site has an extensive collection of historic photographs. Many of the collections are under copyright, but allow for free educational use. Read the "Copyright and Restrictions" information for each collection you choose.
This site has a gallery of copyright-free photographs on a variety of topics, including animals, the human body, Native Americans, and many more. There are also lesson plans that make use of the images.
This is a collection of free photographs maintained by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You can type in a search word or click on "Collections" at the bottom and browse. Many images are of animals or nature.