The Commons (on Flickr) https://www.flickr.com/commons
The Commons On Flickr is a collective effort by archives worldwide to “share hidden treasures from the world’s public photography archives.” The site encourages users to add tags and information to help catalog images. The FAQ has a wonderful explanation of “No Known Copyright Restrictions” which can help when deciding how to use and share images. When searching, use the “Search the Commons” lower on the page (rather than the generic Flickr search box at the top) to confine your search to the Commons.
Participating archives add to the Commons on Flickr as they digitize images, so revisit this site periodically for potential “new” finds.
A search on “Savannah” also took me to the Internet Archive Book Images collection. So images are not just limited to individual photographs. An amazing tool for finding images in books! Some entries included the text appearing in the book, providing more context for the image.
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Image credit: 1945. Toni Frissell, sitting, holding camera on her lap, with several children standing around her, somewhere in Europe. (LOC)