PICRYL purpose is to provide easy 24/7 access to millions of public domain images scattered all over the web. Search millions public domain images from Library of Congress, NASA, The Internet Archive and hundreds of other sources. Discover biggest collection of historical moments, public figures, famous places and events. Find vintage photos, postcards, posters, black & white, color photographs. Use PICRYL as an educational tool and a photo frame. Easily create inspirational slideshows on any historic, art and educational topic. Travel back in time, explore places, witness historic events. Create and share your own collections, download high resolution images for wallpapers and prints.

What’s New

Version 1.1

- Now you can see locations on the map for photographs with known coordinates
- Incredible editorial collections added: navigate to Collections screen
- Share! Use new sharing feature to share your discoveries. Deep link sharing added
- Improved user interface

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

whitefishsc ,

Wonderful App!

Such a wonderful amalgam of interesting images. It's like a great history class. In fact, I f I was an history teacher, I would use this app in my classes -- maybe a Friday "you pick" day and let my students pick an image to use as the subject for a short report.

The. App uses keywords for searches. You submit a keyword and it returns a list of matches or similar keywords and you must select one of the NEW keywords for your list. (This is the only quirky aspect of the app.) Next it will bring up the images that match the keyword. You can mark favourites and build collections. This is one of my fav apps -- I use it weekly for inspiration in my design work.

Koboku the historian ,


A neat app to find old photos of places you are visiting. Was able to find a picture of the exact room I am in while in Winterthur museum in Delaware in seconds. Great app for anybody interested in history.

CeeMeeCU ,


Theres no exit button or swipe option to exit how to menu. App opens on how to menu so theres no way to know if the app is even good because i cant fully try it. Will update review if it changes and i get to try it.


Get Archive LLC
52.1 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Get Archive, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You May Also Like