Treasure trove from the NY Public Library

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There are over 800,000 images at the digitalgallery from the New York City Public Library. 

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My favorite categories are posters including vintage magazine covers and book covers, vintage post cards, and illustrations from vintage children’s books. Most of the images date from about 1885 to the early 1920’s. If you love nostalgia…. 

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I copied and pasted, promising myself I would stop at 20 images, then at 30, then at 40…and it was just the tip of the iceberg.

 

 

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 I found illustrations from some of my favorite artists: Maxfield Parrish, Aubrey Beardsley, Lautrec, Arthur Rackham, and Alphonse Mucha.

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Arthur Rackham 1920

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I found designs for almost every room in the house….

 

 

 

 

                     a child’s room…

 

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the laundry room...

 

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the kitchen….

 

 

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And even if you’re not especially into nostalgia or cute, take a peek anyway…you never know what you might find. 

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Exploring this site made me wild to go buy frames…lots of frames.This is a site worth spending time exploring.

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