There is a relatively new initiative to get historical photographs out of famous museums curator's vaults, and make the images freely available to you. Thus, if you would enjoy a jaunt back through history, whether it be via the ...
- State Library of New South Wales (Australia)
- Swedish National Heritage Board
- The Library of Congress (USA)
... then take a look! You can also explore by tag or search. The initiative is known as The Commons and is hosted on Flickr. Given I am known as the Northstar Nerd, I leave you with one image I found. Take a close look at the boat in the foreground ... from the 1880's in Sweden! Viking influence is still apparent!