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Below are the ones most useful for history. See the complete list of image and streaming databases.
World Newsreels Online: 1929-1966
A streaming video product which captures full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century. Newsreels are in English, French and Japanese.
AP Images Collection
The Associated Press (AP) Images Collection™ captures the greatest events in history and brings them to life through photographs, audio sound bites, graphics and text.
AP Archive: British Movietone
Arguably the world’s greatest newsreel archive, spanning the period 1895 – 1986. Shot on 35mm film, this global archive contains many of the world’s enduring images and is rich in coverage of news events, celebrities, sports, music, social history, science, lifestyle and quirky.
Over two million high-quality images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences.