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Scholarly Research in Theatre Design @ Pitt: Image & Video Resources

A Resource Guide for Theatre Design Students


Corbis Images

Corbis Images provides exceptional commercial and editorial photography and illustrations.

Getty Search Gateway

The Getty Search Gateway allows users to search across several of the Getty repositories, including collections databases, library catalogs, collection inventories, and archival finding aids.

Life Magazine photo archives

The collection documents past cultural and political events, as well as the celebrities who helped shape our modern world – perfect for creating retrospectives and adding respected historical reference

Museum of the City of New York

Explore New York’s past through over 170,000 images and objects from the collections of the Museum of the City of New York.

National Portrait Gallery

Search more than 100,000 portrait records from the Catalog of American Portraits (CAP), a survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.

Production Art Database | Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

This database is a guide to original artwork in the library's collection, including costume design and production design drawings, animation art, storyboards and paintings.