My Personal Contribution of Public Domain Images

My Personal Contribution of Public Domain Images

My name is Matt and I started this site to help folks find free high quality public domain images. This gallery of images is my personal contribution and these are photos that I took myself. These photos are released in the public domain and you can do anything you want to with them. Have fun and let me know what you think....
Public Domain Images – Eiffel Tower Construction from 1889 World’s Fair

Public Domain Images – Eiffel Tower Construction from 1889 World’s Fair

The Eiffel Tower is a magnificent display of beauty and always evokes an emotion of romance. Since it is Valentine’s Day I thought it would be cool to post some public domain images of the Eiffel Tower, specifically some of the harder to find higher resolution images. And to go along with these awesome images, the story of how the Eiffel Tower (“Tour Eiffel” in French) came to be. Interesting to note is the fact that the tower was only supposed to stand for 20 years before being torn down. It was erected for the World Exhibition (also known as the Paris Exposition of 1889) commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the French Revolution in Europe. Overcoming the Objections From the Neigh-sayers All throughout France, many engineers and designers submitted designs and ideas for new ways to improve France. Of the many ideas, Gustave Eiffel’s design of the Eiffel Tower caught the most attention and was ultimately chosen to represent Frances independence from the rule of dictatorship 100 years earlier. But his project triggered on outrageous reactions. The competing projects were much more classical. Its detractors thought that the iron tower built in the center of such a wonderful city would be horrid. Well known artists at the time, musicians, writers like Guy de Maupassant, architects such as Charles Ganier, the architect of the Opera Garnier, wrote an article published in the newspaper “Le Temps”, famous paper at the time,to protest against the building of this”obnoxious, vile, awful tower”. Eventually Eiffel ’s project got the upper hand. Gustave Eiffel convinced the jury that iron was the appropriate material for his tower, not only...
Public Domain Images – 1920′s Vintage Mugshots NSWPD Special Photographs

Public Domain Images – 1920′s Vintage Mugshots NSWPD Special Photographs

Here is an gallery of public domain images from the New South Wales Police Department that were taken in the 1920′s. This special photograph selection were mostly taken at the Central Police Station, Sydney and compared with the subjects of typical prison mug shots, the subjects of the Special Photographs seem to have been allowed to compose themselves for the camera as they wanted. These public domain images reveal a lot more than a typical mugshot. The suspects poses look as if they could be from a fashion magazine. Most look disheveled and deranged, but some look very guilty. Their hand in pockets, hats tipped to the side, and their eyes scowling at the camera. They look like movie characters from a Dick Tracey film, with the crime they committed still fresh on their mind. Major exhibitions featuring these public domain images have travelled widely, including “Crime Scene” and “Femme Fatale” and two books have been produced “City of Shadows” and “Crooks Like Us“by Peter Doyle. As always these photos are considered public domain images and you can download them and use them for your projects without and licensing fees limitations or restrictions....
Public Domain Images – High Resolution Free Photos

Public Domain Images – High Resolution Free Photos

This gallery contains hundreds of high resolution public domain images with new images added weekly. Some of these images are over 10MB in size, so if they take a little longer to load, that’s why. We appreciate your patience and please just know that it will be worth the wait. These images are all released under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication. This is pretty awesome because this means that the person associated with the photos has dedicated the photos to the public domain by waiving all of his or her rights to the work worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law. What’s even more awesomer is that you can copy, modify, distribute, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission. What’s awesomer-est is that we have gone through the trouble of downloading all of the images from unsplash.com and put them in an easier format to consume. One of the things that we love doing at PublicDomainArchive.com is simplifying the public domain. This is one of those cases where it’s next to impossible to really get your creative eye going because the images on the original site at unsplash are all so large that you can really only see one at a time. When I’m brainstorming for my design work I need to look holistically at my inspirational images and then I start narrowing down to my final picks. Hopefully, you will appreciate being able to see the images in a more streamlined approach. Thanks for stopping by and please let us know what you think about these awesome public domain images....
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