Description: The Folger's Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 75,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including books, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, art, and more. Images are available in high resolution and users can show multiple images side-by-side, zoom in and out to see fine detail, view cataloging information when available, export thumbnails, and construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches. Through the Digital Image Collection, users can:

  • Compare 19th-century productions of Shakespeare with today's through historic photographs and promptbooks;
  • Look at letters written by Queen Elizabeth I;
  • Examine rare paintings in "up close and personal" detail;
  • Read diary entries from over 200 years ago and more.

As of 12 August 2014, pictures in the Folger’s Digital Image Collection are licensed CC BY-SA. That is, they can be used under a Creative Commons Attribution–ShareAlike 4.0 International License, one of the two Creative Commons licenses "approved for free cultural works."
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