Europeana

Europeana is an amazing collection of images, videos and texts from various European libraries, museums and other entities. The websites’ tagline is “Explore Europe’s Cultural Collections” and it encompasses a wide range of materials organized by subject, date, country, and provider. When you click on a preview of an item, it links back to the entity that owns it; some are free access but some images must be purchased. I like that you can narrow your search to include only copyright free resources.

Some images that struck my fancy are below.

Josephine Baker met hoge hoed in herenkostuum (rokkostuum). 1933. National Library of the Netherlands.

Josephine Baker met hoge hoed in herenkostuum (rokkostuum). 1933. National Library of the Netherlands.

Catherine Deneuve. Les heures de gloire du Studio Harcourt ; Théâtre et cinéma, 1960.

Catherine Deneuve.  Les heures de gloire du Studio Harcourt ; Théâtre et cinéma, 1960.

Shooting for the film "Sunflower" (I Girasoli) in Moscow, 1969. TASS.  Collectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO)

Shooting for the film “Sunflower” (I Girasoli) in Moscow, 1969. TASS. Collectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO)

Balenciaga veste de panthère sur robe longue noire. Donation François Kollar Ministère de la culture (Médiathèque de l'architecture et du patrimoine) diffusion RMN

Balenciaga veste de panthère sur robe longue noire. Donation François Kollar Ministère de la culture (Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine) diffusion RMN

Portrait de Matha Novelly avec un collier de perles en sautoir. Donation Roger Corbeau, Ministère de la culture (Médiathèque de l'architecture et du patrimoine) Diffusion RMN

Portrait de Matha Novelly avec un collier de perles en sautoir. Donation Roger Corbeau, Ministère de la culture (Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine)

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