Welcome to our Online Image Database!

Please Note: The Filson's Online Image Database does not contain every image in the Photograph and Print Collections; records will be updated frequently. If you do not find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us at images@filsonhistorical.org. Use and/or reproduction of the images shown on this website is prohibited without prior permission from The Filson Historical Society.

Popular Searches

Searching Tips:

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any online catalog records. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Camp Taylor will return records associated with Camp OR Taylor). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Camp Zachary Taylor"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific in your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching Taylor in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the Taylor family, without having to sift through Camp Zachary Taylor photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Random Images

The Random Images button is a great way to browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays a assortment of images from the online records. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.