The YouTube channel Freemeo has a host of public domain movies fully uploaded and ready to watch. Many of the movies even date back to the 30s, and whether you’re interested in watching them or not, just scrolling through the page provides a ton of beautifully vintage title card illustrations and type. Definitely worth a look!
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Alwyn Ladell uploaded this enormous file onto Flickr, allowing you can see all of the nitty gritty details. Some rights reserved, so check their requirements.
I especially love the copywriting on this photo back! It reads:
“Art Studio. Instantaneous portraits of children. By a new patent apparatus. Landscape & Portrait Photographer. E.C.Down, Wooten Place, Old Christ Church Road, Bournemouth. Copies of this picture can always be had. Portraits enlarged to any size and finished in oil watercolor or crayon”
If you’re searching for these, some people also call them “cabinet cards”.
Here’s another great thing we found in Austin. It’s an old wooden box for delivering biscuits. It’s really well made with dovetail corners and a paper label on one side. This particular one was for J.S. Ivins’Son, Baker of Good Biscuits in Philadelphia, PA. It also says “Ivins Guarantees Purity.” Not sure what a pure biscuit is, but I’ve always loved the language on old vintage labels.
If you’re looking for large images to use, this one’s a doozy- click it for the full size.
Via X-Ray Delta One’s Flickr Page. These are available through X-Ray Delta under the Creative Common’s License, so if you use the images as-is, be sure to give some love to the source :) I came across these via Dandy Bread & Candy (a super cute blog).
I know this one is a bit odd, but it makes me happy! This poster is for the Forepaugh and Sells Brothers’ Circus in 1898 announcing their “congress of the giant birds of the world” not exhibited at any other show!
Come one, come all! See the full image inside the post.
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I picked these up about 15 years ago at an antiques fair (yep, I was buying stuff like this since I was little tot). I loved how emotional these were- from the stoic faces marching off to war, and everyone being overly excited when they came home. Every time I look at the guy with a life preserver on his neck, I can’t not smile. It’s so interesting to me, getting to glimpse at a moment in these people’s lives; and to think they no longer exist..and yet they can still make me smile. Vintage photos are pretty thought provoking. I hope you enjoy these :)
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