The Library of Congress has just debuted Newspaper Navigator, a new tool for searching over 1.5 million newspaper images in their collections. The Library of Congress and their partners have digitized over 16 million pages of newspapers from across American history as part of their Chronicling America database. The Newspaper Navigator uses machine learning and computer algorithms to enable users to search the databases by both keyword and a new “similar image” search. Newspaper Navigator currently covers roughly 90% of newspaper images from 1900-1963. Everything accessible through the application is in the public domain, so all of the images can be used for free.

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