Think of this gallery as nostalgia on steroids! Classic fables, cult favorites and all the usual suspects are here. The vintage children’s book illustration collection we have here covers an enormous variety of artistic styles and themes. Graphic art deco illustrations, ink sketches, line drawings, vibrantly colored watercolor paintings – it’s all here. And we’ve got subjects from the cute and cuddly to the downright bizarre.

Vintage fairy tales illustrations are an excellent source of creative inspiration and material for art projects, video games, re-imagined classics, personal craft projects, storytelling flashcards, and more.  The following gallery is packed with colorful vintage children’s book illustrations from out-of-copyright children’s books.  We’ve searched the public domain for you to enjoy these little creatures, so share them online or modify them into whatever you want.

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