Graphics from Old Books

to be updated

We believe all these images are in the public domain and may be freely used.
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History Images from Public Domain Sources

We include here some old style graphic ornaments for your use. They are from

The History and Government of the United States by Jacob Patton and John Lord; copyrighted 1876-1903

Geography of West Virginia by Kenney, 1896, high resolution pen and ink scenes of West Virginia in the late 1890s.  NEW & Nice

Library of American History by Edward S. Ellis; copyright 1895-1900

Guyot's New Intermediate Geography by Arnold Guyot; Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1875

 

Graphic Ornaments from Public Domain Sources

We include here some old style graphic ornaments for your use. They are from

  • Supplementary Specimens of Type: Display Type, Ornaments, Borders, Initials, Rules; The Plimpton Press, 1932. [filenames: DTIROAB-TPP....jpg] Because the book was tightly bound there is some distortion.

  • A Handbook of Ornament Systematically Arranged for the Use of Architects, Decorators, Handicraftsmen and All Classes of Art Students by Franz Sales Meyer, Translated from the Fourth Revised German Edition; London, B. T. Batsford (printed by Ramm & Seemann, Leipsic), 1893 [filenames: HBOO-FM....jpg]

  • The Draughtsman's Handbook of Plan and Map Drawing by George G. Andre; E. & F. N. Spon, London, 1874. Rare, high definition images, icons, symbols and fills from the 19th century for drawing maps, particularly military types.

 

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