I love it when I find a new free research tool to help me add period details to my historical novel, American Gold, set in 1911-1913. Over 600,000 items in the NY Public Library’s Digital Collections are in the public domain.
You can download items in the highest resolution available directly from the Digital Collections website. Yes, that means for free and no need to ask permission.
More items are added as they become available, including prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
Thanks to Erika Dreifus for sharing this.