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What Is the Public Domain?
Public domain works are not restricted by copyright. Works become public domain after copyrights expire.
Copyrights expire after a designated period of time after the creation of the work and death of the creator.
A creator can also put their own work and materials into the public domain, waiving their copyrights.
Are the Images on This Site from the Public Domain?
This site follows current copyright rules for public domain illustrations (see terms for more). The main header graphic and all written content are ©FreeVintageillustrations.com.
Additional copyright research and advisement is always recommended for commercial work. While copyright research is performed, I only curate images and can’t provide a guarantee. Each post provides source information. You can also visit the archives to find sourcing information for all the images on this site.
Where Do Your Images Come From?
Public domain collections from libraries, and my own collection of old books, vintage postcards, antique trading cards, vintage scrap paper, and vintage advertisements.
When curating from libraries, I also include library sources and/or information on how to find the original images.
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You’re free to download, share, use, and modify the images on this site without permission. Please share and give Free Vintage illustrations a thumbs up on Facebook. Spreading the word allows this site to grow, so I can bring you more free images from the public domain. You can also link back to FreeVintageillustrations.com, but please upload the image to your own server first.
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You have unlimited use of the images on this site!
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