In this unprecedented time of working from home, it can be easy to forget what the outside world looks like. As mentioned in previous posts that included images from Edison’s laboratory and machine shop and images from the Adams Building, the Carol M. Highsmith Archive hosted by the Prints & Photographs Division of the Library of Congress is an absolute treasure trove of free-to-use images of all kinds, including botanical images like those below. If you’re ready to spruce up your video conference calls and bring nature indoors, try these images as your background:
Clicking on the images will take you to the item record, where you can view and download them. For curated images from the Library’s collection that are in the public domain, see the Free to Use and Reuse Sets where images vary from horses to antique maps to WPA posters and more.