[Ellen Terry at Age Sixteen]; Julia Margaret Cameron, British, born India, 1815 - 1879; Freshwater, England, Europe; negative 1864; print about 1875; Carbon print; Image: 24.3 x 24.3 cm (9 9/16 x 9 9/16 in.), Mount: 32.1 x 32.1 cm (12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.); 86.XM.636.1

Explore The Getty Museum’s Digital Photos For Free

The J. Paul Getty Museum recently announced that they were lifting restrictions on some parts of their image collection:

the Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds all the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose

This is even more open and less restrictive than what the Rijksmuseum announced a couple of months ago.

So what’s available?

About 4600 high resolution images. There’s photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture and even armour!

You could spend hours delving into the collection, so here’s a couple of images that caught my eye:

A Harvest of Death; Timothy H. O'Sullivan, American, about 1840 - 1882, Print by Alexander Gardner, American, born Scotland, 1821 - 1882; negative July 4, 1863; print 1866; Albumen silver print; Image: 17.8 x 22.1 cm (7 x 8 11/16 in.), Mount: 30.5 x 39.1 cm (12 x 15 3/8 in.); 84.XO.1232.1.36

A Harvest of Death

Based on the date and location this photograph was taken one can assume that it’s a photo of dead soldiers during the American Civil War.

This other one is of the well known English actress Ellen Terry when she was a teenager:

[Ellen Terry at Age Sixteen]; Julia Margaret Cameron, British, born India, 1815 - 1879; Freshwater, England, Europe; negative 1864; print about 1875; Carbon print; Image: 24.3 x 24.3 cm (9 9/16 x 9 9/16 in.), Mount: 32.1 x 32.1 cm (12 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.); 86.XM.636.1

Ellen Terry at Age Sixteen

You could spend hours exploring the images over there!

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