Eadweard Muybridge, Loya: Valley of the Yosemite (The Sentinel), c. 1867 – c. 1872. Rijksmuseum. Public Domain

Europeana Photography is a new online image archive that includes more than 2 million historical photographs from European collections in 34 countries, covering the first 100 years of photography. The gallery includes important images from pioneers in the field of photography, such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Eadweard Muybridge and Louis Daguerre.

The Europeana Photography project is being led by PHOTOCONSORTIUM, the International Consortium for Photographic Heritage and a non-profit which aims to promote and enhance the culture of photography and photographic heritage.

The 2,296,517 photos in the gallery were sourced from photographic archives, agencies and museum collections across Europe and can be filtered by the providing country, institution, and usage license. Many of the images are Public Domain.

Nicola Perscheid. Grand Canal, Venice, 1929. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, CC0.