“Imagine yourselves, my dear readers, seated on a wild winter night in a Silesian hut in the Riesengebirge, several thousand feet higher than the surrounding valleys, with snow, fathoms deep, everywhere. The wild storm rages through the desolate mountains. Within, however, everything is warm and comfortable, and as the matrons and maidens busily spin, in [...]

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I was conducting a little research today on a book written by British author Edward Lear, when I got somewhat sidetracked by an incredible find… Turns out that Mr. Lear was not only a successful author, he was an incredibly gifted artist as well with a particular passion for illustrating animals. While researching my book, [...]

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I virtually stumbled over this incredible Public Domain book in two volumes on the Internet Archive a few weeks ago… It’s called “The Ports, Harbours, Watering-Places, and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain” published in London in 1840. While I expected to find a whole bunch of useful text content describing various landmarks of Great Britain [...]

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  Download all of the prints from “The Art of Caricaturing” in high-resolution 300 dpi…perfect for using these prints to create physical products like framed prints, posters, cards, physical book covers and more! I originally mentioned this book several months ago in a post – The Art of Caricaturing by Mitchell Smith. Since that time, [...]

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Amazing Beautiful Nature Images -100 High Resolution 300 dpi prints including sea life, botanical floral and birds. Today, I wanted to share an amazing Public Domain book I’ve been working with called Kunstformen der Natur (German for Artforms of Nature) published in 1904 and written / illustrated by zoologist, biologist, and artist Ernst Haeckel. I’m [...]

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This book is chock full of Public Domain cigar box labels! Apparently the book was meant to be a portfolio / advertising mechanism of sorts for O.L. Schwencke Lithography of New York & Chicago and it features exactly 90 different vibrantly colored vintage cigar box label prints. Know matter how you feel about cigar smoking, [...]

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