The copyright-free centuries-old images range from book illustrations to photos, and cover everything from flowers to cycling and children’s books to maps and much much more.

The British Library’s collection of images on Flickr are taken from books it has its collection from the 17th, 18th and 19th Century – so well out of copyright restrictions – They are arranged by theme: such as book covers, cycling, illustrated lettering, comic art, ships or children’s book illustration. There’s also a collection of ‘Highlights’
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