Public Domain

Gado Images supports copyright and artists’ rights to control and profit from their work, and we also advocate for a robust Public Domain. Gado Images actively fosters the Public Domain by releasing thousands of images per year for free unrestricted use, including many images which would otherwise never be preserved or published. Our free public domain images are released through a partnership with the Internet Archive.

All our public domain images released through the Internet Archive are free of known copyright restrictions, and are available to use for any purpose, including commercial purposes. For Terms of Use information for our Public Domain images released through the Internet Archive, please see Terms of Service for Internet Archive Public Domain Images.

Many of our free public domain images released through the Internet Archive are also available to license for a fee via a partnership with Alamy. A paid license may be appropriate for users who need assistance with rights clearance, image research, and other extra services.