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Finding Pictures in the Picture Collection: Welcome to the Picture Collection

An introduction to using the Picture Collection to find images by subject.

Welcome to the Picture Collection

This guide about the Picture Collection offers an introduction to the resources supporting the 1.5 million pictures arranged by subject and sourced from books, magazines, and other visual materials available to researchers for visual inspiration and context.

The Picture Collection

Image of Picture Collection Subject Headings

The Picture Collection is an unparalleled visual resource for creative people in any medium. It contains well over one million original prints, photographs, posters, postcards, and illustrations from books, magazines, and newspapers, classified into subject headings.

Picture Collection

Folder Example, Picture Array

Folder Example

Picture Collection, Room 100

Picture Collection, Room 100, SASB


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Jessica Cline
Picture Collection
Wallach Division of Art, Prints, and Photographs
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave, Room 119
New York, NY 10018


Day   Hours
Monday   CLOSED
Tuesday   10 AM–7:45 PM
Wednesday    10 AM–7:45 PM
Thursday   10 AM–5:45 PM
Friday   10 AM–5:45 PM
Saturday   10 AM–5:45 PM
Sunday   CLOSED