Photography has been used to document the museum and its activities since its founding in 1876. Below are general time periods with corresponding imaging methods:
Note the use of formats overlapped with one another, and that these time periods are only approximate.
The Archives holds thousands images in various photographic formats. These collections cover the breadth of the history of museum and its collections from its founding. Search Archives' Finding Aids and contact the Archives with the collection names and box numbers you wish to examine.
These resources offer access to high-resolution imagery of objects from the Philadelphia Museum of Art's collections.