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People and Places
Photographic images of Philadelphia from the Philadelphia City Archives, which holds approximately 2 million photos dating from the late 1800s, as well as the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Images of America
Collections of photographs by neighborhood, in e-book format. Select Browse Books > Browse Places to find Philadelphia selections.
Places In Time : Historical Documentation of Place in Greater Philadelphia
Portal to resources about Philadelphia, most notably early paintings and photographs of the city.
Philadelphia Architects and Buildings
Authoritative information and images on three centuries of Philadelphia buildings and designers.
Hexamer General Surveys
Historic ground plans and birds-eye perspective drawings of Philadelphia industrial sites.
University Archives Digital Image Collection
Images from Penn's University Archives. Includes pictures of West Philadelphia, the Penn Campus, student groups, and similar subects.
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey
"More than 350,000 measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from Pre-Columbian times to the twentieth century." Search by place to limit results to Philadelphia.
The following archives of news-related images can be searched by Philadelphia and related topics.
AP Photo Archive
Contains over one million Associated Press photographs (with searchable captions) downloadable as JPEG (jpg) images. Search by Philadelphia and keyword.
Selected digitized images from Temple University Libraries' archival and special collections. Search for "Evening Bulletin" to locate photographs from this newspaper, from 1920s onward.
Print Collections of Images