Conference calls getting stale? It might be time to mix things up with a new webcam backdrop.
The Library of Congress digital collections contain countless options, offering a vast variety of historical images that are free to download and use. Just save your favorites and turn on Zoom’s Virtual Background feature to add some old-school flair to your meeting.
To get you started, here are ten of our favorite archival photographs, ranging from idyllic landscapes to glamorous city scenes:
On the beach, Palm Beach, Fla. (between 1900 and 1906)
Coney Island, in Luna Park (between 1910 and 1915)
Railroad train (between 1900 and 1920)
York from City Walls (ca. 1890-1906)
Looking for even more video backdrops? We compiled some great library backgrounds earlier this year.
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