Old Book Art has become one of my favorite browsing websites. I can see its potential for an educator as vast. Peruse the files for antique maps, find an illustration to accompany a classic, have the children study an artist whose work was in an old book.
Copyright-free, free domain art from old books
The mission of Old Book Art is:
To provide & facilitate access to free illustrations: pictures, drawings,
maps and other images scanned from antiquarian, public-domain books and other
old documents. We have over 3,200 images in our gallery with more added
regularly, all at no cost and most available at very high resolution. Most of
these we have scanned and edited ourselves. We will also screen and provide
links to other high quality resources.
Here is a sampling of the book art I found on the Old Book Art site:
Let me know what you think of Old Book Art!
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