Our Photo Collections

We house over 50,000 images in our photograph collections, including photos, slides, and negatives. Our images range from the 1800s to the 1990s, and depict people, places, buildings, and businesses in Nashville.

We make a continuous effort to put as many photographs online as we can; however, if you are looking for photographs of a specific building, area, or subject that you cannot find on our website, please contact the Metro Archives.

See Our Photos

The photographs found on our website are only a small fraction of what we have, as we are in the long process of scanning our collections in order to make them accessible to the public.

Indexes to Photo Collections

Browse through the indexes to several of our most popular photograph collections.

NPL Digital Collections

Search and browse through photos from both the Metro Archives and the Special Collections division of the Nashville Public Library