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Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

Wellcome Library Launches New Website of Digital Images

By Africa S. Hands

From The Digital Shift:

The highly regarded Wellcome Library in the United Kingdom has released a new web site with over 100,000 digital images for viewing, and in some cases, downloading. The images include “manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and advertisements,” as well as contemporary images.

Available art images include etchings by Vincent Van Gogh and Francisco Goya. Eadweard Muybridge’s studies of motion are there as well, as are photographs covering a wide array of topics. This new trove of online images is clearly a treasure.

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