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125 Years of Science for America - 1879 to 2004
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    October 16, 2004

Graphics, Photograph, and Video Collections

Collections of photographs and other visual media, most copyright-free, derived from the work of USGS scientists and partners.

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  • USGS Image Collections

    An extensive collection of links to photograph and image collections distributed throughout the USGS.

  • Media for Science

    An online visual media gallery of scientific and general educational interest.

  • Earth Science Photographic Archive

    A collection of over 19,000 copyright-free images ranging in age from 1868 through 1992. The collection emphasizes geology, natural hazards, National Parks and Monuments, as well as the work of early pioneers of landscape photography.

  Topical and Other Special Focus Collections
  • Picturing Science

    Online photographic tours featuring USGS science, scientists, and products.

  • EROS Data Center Image Gallery

    Images of earth and space that record events of historic significance, beautiful sights or that stir the imagination. Features Earth as Art and Earth as Art 2 virtual exhibits.

  • Blue Cloud Abbey Native American Photograph Collection

    Selections from a collection of 337 glass plate negatives featuring Native Americans from the late 1800s to early 1900s discovered at the Blue Cloud Abbey in Marvin, S.D.


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