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 ofRembrandt’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 otherhighlights.
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.