Do you need historical photographs for a media project? Make sure you visit The Commons on Flickr, the photo sharing website.
Dubbed “the world’s public photography archives” the Commons is an extensive photographic collection from around the world and spanning many time periods. These photos are free of all usage restrictions and that means you can include these images in your own digital media projects (presentations, reports, videos, and more).
There is a lot of variety here and the quality is generally quite good overall. A quick search brought up this gem – an Edison drawing of an early light bulb.
The next time you need to find imagery for your personal projects, try this large collection of copyright-free photographs.