10 photo archive websites that let you lose yourself in history

Thousands of dedicated historians, photography enthusiasts, and archivists across the globe have spent years digitizing antique and vintage imagery to make it available for everyone to view online. Whether you’re interested in a specific area or era of the past or just feeling nostalgic for different times, browsing these collections is absolutely fascinating. From missions to the moon to quirky 1930s studio portraits via vintage Vogue photoshoots, we’re sure you’ll find something brilliant to browse in these amazing photo archive websites.

1. Calisphere by the University of California

An amazing, free-to-access resource for Californians — and Californi-fans — Calisphere is an impressive collection of photographs, documents, letters, artwork, diaries, oral histories, films, advertisements, musical recordings, and more, all from the great state of California. The collection has a wide base of contributors, including all 10 campuses of the University of California. It also includes material and content from libraries, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations in the state. This collaboration has resulted in more than one million photos alone. Read more…More about Tech, History, Tech, Web Culture, and Consumer Tech
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