The Sidney D. Gamble Photographs collection at Duke University Libraries provides a wealth of historical images. Gamble travelled in China several times and also took photos in Japan, Korea, and Russia. Currently available on this site are his images from 1917-1932. One can browse the collection by place and subject. Since the bulk of the images are from China, there is an interactive map that shows where and when he photographed. The images are available in a medium size that is appropriate for PowerPoint and a larger size that could be used to make details for teaching.
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The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center have collaborated on a website, called Art Finder, which allows access to images of thousands of items in their collections. You can search and/or use drop-down lists to narrow results. An Art Finder Video Tour is also available. In order to get access to PowerPoint-sized images, you must click on a thumbnail image then click on the link at the right that says “Printable Image”. This will open a larger image in a new window. Right-click (Windows) or ctrl-click (Mac) to save the image to a location of your choosing. Note that approximately 4,500 image from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts are in ARTstor, but Art Finder contains more than 20,000 images.
From The Scout Report dated 13 March 2009 (http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/):
Japanese Fine Prints, Pre-1915
The online division of Prints and Photographs from the Library of Congress has digitized approximately 70% of their more than 2500 Japanese woodblock prints and drawings that date from the 17th-20th centuries. For visitors interested in accessing some of the collection that has yet to be digitized, click on the link “Access to Unprocessed Materials” located at the top of the homepage. To become familiar with the print traditions in Japanese art, visitors should click on the link in the middle of the page, entitled ”Background and Scope”. To view examples of some of the types of subjects in the prints, visitors can click on “View Examples” next to the various subjects, such as actors, women, landscapes, scenes from Japanese literature, daily life, and views of Western foreigners. To access descriptions of these prints, visitors can click on the links in the middle of the page, with the aforementioned titles, or scroll down to the bottom of the page to read them. [KMG]