Freebie: Free Vintage Images from the British Library

Freebie: Free Vintage Images from the British Library

The British Library is offering over 1 million free vintage images for download on Flickr.

Found via DigitalArts.  Thanks for sharing.

If you need some real antique design elements, historical inspiration, or an iconic piece of history for your next design or motion project, check out the British Library's collection of images taken from books from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.  Since these images have long passed their copyright dates, they are free to use how ever you wish.

These centuries-old copyright-free images include everything from from book illustrations to photos – and cover subjects from flowers to cycling and children's books to maps.  They are loosely organized by genres like women in history, ships & boats, comic art, fashion & costumes, and much more.

Check out a sampling of some of the images and a bit more info at DigitalArtsOnline.co.uk.

Or just head on over to Flickr to comb through them all.

Posted by Kim Sternisha