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public domain vintage color book illustration emerald city of oz

The best vintage and antique illustrated books in the public domain (with free downloads!)

“There is a strange idea abroad that in every subject the ancient books…

Rose De Provins Vintage Flower Illustration

7 of the best vintage rose illustrations in the public domain

Ah roses. The MOST classic flower of all, used in design and art…

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The 12 best vintage bird illustrations in the public domain

12 of the best vintage bird illustrations from the public domain plus a whole gallery of over 800!

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Human anatomy muscle and bones

14 of the best vintage anatomy illustrations in the public domain – and their gory history!

I think there’s something oddly beautiful about vintage anatomy illustrations, and judging from…

Vintage Tulip illustration Jane C Loudon

Vintage flower illustrations by Jane C Loudon – sci-fi writer and botanical watercolorist

I love love loooove 19th-century botanical illustration! So when I came across this…

the mushroom

10 of the best vintage Mushroom illustrations available for free download!

Tumbling toadstools! We love ourselves a good vintage mushroom illustration around these parts,…

Rita riding on the Dolphin 1911 Warwick Goble

7 of the best vintage fairy illustrations by Warwick Goble

Whimsical, magical, ethereal! These are just a few words that sprung to mind when I recently discovered the exquisite work of British illustrator Warwick Goble. I love that my work here gives me an excuse to spend hours going down internet rabbit holes so I can find you guys the most amazing images from the public domain!

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Free Halloween Illustrations from the Public Domain

Fall has officially started, which means I’m officially excited for all things Halloween!…

vintage easter egg boat greeting card public domain

12 Vintage Easter Greetings & Illustrations

Hey everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying the start of Spring. To usher in…


vintage bull terrier and dalmatian illustration public domain

26 Vintage Dog Illustrations in the Public Domain

Wow, so who likes dogs? You know I do. I just curated 26…

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vintage fairies fairyland illustration 1919 public domain

Vintage Fairy Illustrations in the Public Domain

I’ve been dying to curate a new collection of vintage fairy illustrations. In…

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Public Domain Illustrations of the Great Barrier Reef

The illustrations above capture such marine life as starfish, urchins, corals, and sea…


vintage birthday image garden public domain

13 Vintage Birthday Images in the Public Domain

Brace yourselves. I went on a serious birthday card archiving binge today! I…


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11 Vintage Advertisements: Food & Beverage

Yep, I’m still hungry after that chocolate post. On the menu today are…


vintage classic fudge

27 Vintage Chocolate Illustrations From 1909

27 FREE vintage chocolate illustrations in the public domain. Full-color chocolate candies, fudge, caramels, and more!