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Old Illustrations, Online Collections, Drawings and Art Work. Free online collections of illustrations created by artists, for such media as posters, postcards, magazines or books.

American Art Posters 1890-1920

Approx. 590 posters concentrates on the period of the height of the poster movement during the 1890s. Holdings are particularly rich in posters designed by Edward Penfield, Will Bradley, and Ethel Reed. Digital Commonwealth.

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Children’s Book Illustrations

1,120 illustrations in a flickr collection. British Library.

Fulton Street Trade Cards

Consists of 245 late 19th and early 20th century illustrated trade cards, all emanating from businesses in Brooklyn’s historic commercial thoroughfare. Brooklyn Public Library, New York Heritage Digital Collections.

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Political Posters from the Labadie Collection

Posters covering social protest movements such as Anarchism, Civil Liberties, Colonialism, Communism, Ecology, Labor, Pacifism, Sexual Freedom, Socialism, Women, and Youth/Student Protest. Some from the 1st half of the 20th century, but the majority from later. Univ. of Michigan.

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