The Library of Congress (LOC) is a treasure trove of images. And many are available for you to download in high resolution and use for any purpose. The photo above is China House Carry Out, South Broadway, Englewood, Colorado from the John Margolies Roadside America photography archive. 

Head to LOC’s Free to Use and Reuse photo-sets page to get a sample of some of the outstanding images available for you to have your way with.

The photo-sets are just a small sample of the Library’s digital collections that are free for you to use and reuse. LOC’s digital collections comprise millions of items, including books, newspapers, manuscripts, prints and photos, maps, musical scores, films, sound recordings, and more. Whenever possible, each collection has its own rights statement, which should be consulted for guidance on use. LOC invites you to learn more about copyright and the Library’s collections.

Here are a few other images from John Margoles’ collection to inspire you.

Orange Juice Stand, Turlock, California
Cremeland Serving Hot Dogs, Manchester, New Hampshire
Banana Waterslide Attraction, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Enjoy all the Library of Congress has to offer. And, let your imagination run wild.