Unsplash is one of my top recommendations for places to find images that are in the public domain. Last August Unsplash introduced collections intended for educational uses. This week Unsplash added more collections that have great potential for classroom uses.
Earlier this week Unsplash announced the addition of collections of images from the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and a handful of other institutions. Those institutions are the Austrian National Library, McGill Library, Boston Public Library, Birmingham Museums Trust, and Europeana. All of the images in these collections are in the public domain. You can download the images with just one click of the download button that appears on all of the images in the collections.
Applications for Education
Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be a way to search within the new collections on Unsplash. You have to just scroll through the collections to find images. That said, there is a search function on Unsplash and you will find images from the various collections through that search tool. Either way, it’s great to see more historical imagery available through Unsplash.