WPCLipart.com
Sources of images and
legal information for WPClipart
Terms of use
These images are public domain (PD), and that means they can be used and edited for whatever purpose you wish, personal or commercial. (You can even apply for Trademark status in the US starting with a PD image.) No attribution or linking is required.
(although a link would be nice...)
I only make one request:
I don't want folks to copy the collection to repost online (basically mirroring my site.) I spend a lot of time finding, researching copyright status and editing/retouching as well as donating hundreds of my own images, so I believe that should warrant some consideration.
Allowed Usage Summary:
that said...
If you wish to include the collection within a GPL-ed Linux distribution or create a package for that distribution, you are more than welcome to do so. I am a big proponent of Open Source and originally created this collection for my kids to use on Linux with AbiWord. (That's why, many years ago, the collection was originally called AbiClipart.)
Purpose
First and foremost, the clipart was made as a resource for school kids and others to use without fear of copyright infringement or the risk of running into all sorts of "inappropriate" pictures when searching the web for graphics.
No user generated content
Uploading of images by visitors is Not Allowed. There is a risk that uploads of this kind may not be appropriate or may not truly be public domain. (Thus defeating the very purpose of the collection.)
Regarding possible errors in PD status
Wpclipart.com respects the intellectual property rights of others, and I ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on the wpclipart.com web site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send a notice providing the following information:
  1. The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;

  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located, such as the URL where it is posted;

  4. Your name, address, telephone number and email address;

  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and

  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.


Send this information to:
	Paul Sherman
	628 N Main Ave
	Erwin, TN 37650
	

This is in accordance with the The Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Any requests which do not adhere to these procedures will be ignored.
Section 512(c)(3) sets out the elements for notification under the DMCA. Subsection A (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(A)) states that to be effective a notification must include: 1) a physical/electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the infringed right; 2) identification of the copyrighted works claimed to have been infringed; 3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed; 4) information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (e.g., the address, telephone number, or email address); 5) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner; and 6) a statement that information in the complaint is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Subsection B (17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3)(B)) states that if the complaining party does not substantially comply with these requirements the notice will not serve as actual notice for the purpose of Section 512.

Regarding trademarks and public domain images...
Much to my original surprise, you CAN take a public domain image and apply to use it (or a derivative) as a trademark in the United States. And although this may sound horrible to someone who wants the art to "stay free", there are two reasons this can actually be a good thing.
  1. Folks get to use public domain artwork for their business

  2. The rest of us can still use the same original public domain image for anything we wish, except to use to sell products which would compete with the product the person trademarked... in other words, the trademark is only good to protect the product/brand it is trademarked for, it does not otherwise limit the useage of the public domain image.

Image sources
 Images at WPClipart are NOT taken from random sources or gleaned from newslists or random posts. Any questions raised about PD status are taken VERY seriously, researched and removed if there is ANY doubt. ALL SOURCES of images (not created by me) are listed below.

  Another use of the links is for those of you who may wish to use the clip art and photos for purposes more broad than just pasting into a document. As mentioned on the frontpage -- the originals were often of much greater resolution. So if you want to play with them in a graphics editor, try the original sources.

List
Paul Sherman
email
Photography (hundreds of plant/flower images, dozens of animal shots), clipart (original and edits -- every single image on site was edited by me with GIMP), as well as mashups/designs (especially prevalent in "page frames" section.)


OpenClipart.org
http://www.openclipart.org
Content converted from SVG and sometimes further edited.
OpenClipart (OCAL) is THE premier user-submitted clip art site. Over one-fourth of WPClipart content was derived from OCAL. Some sites, (who will remain nameless, since I don't think I am able to name them all in one place...) have no original/edited content but for OCAL images.

This is a great site, but don't blindly take Public Domain status of all images on faith when dealing with unknown submitters. This warning goes for ANY site that has folks upload their images for them.

Natural resources Conservation Service
Photo Gallery
http://photogallery.nrcs.usda.gov/

some of the Animal coloring pages and connect-the-dots
National Biological Information Infrastructure
http://images.nbii.gov/

USDA
National Wildlife Research Center
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wildlife_damage/nwrc/publications/nwrc_index.shtml

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Digtal Library System)
http://images.fws.gov/

University of Washington Digital Collection:
http://content.lib.washington.edu/index.html
Materials in the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank are in the public domain. No copyright permissions are needed.

NOAA - Fishwatch.gov
U.S. Seafood Facts and illustrations
http://www.fishwatch.gov/seafood_profiles/index.htm

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodScienceResearch/RFE/default.htm

Fish stories alleged and experienced : with a little history natural and unnatural
by Charles Frederick Holder and David Starr Jordan
New York :H. Holt and company,1909

Notes on some Figures of Japanese Fish taken from recent
specimens by the artists of the U.S. Japan expedition
by James Carson Brevoort
1856

University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection
http://content.lib.washington.edu/
Materials in the Freshwater and Marine Image Bank are in the public domain.

NOAA Ocean Explorer
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/gallery/gallery.html

Trout fly-fishing in America
New York,E. P. Dutton & company,1914

La Pêche et les poissons
(Fishing and Fish)
Paris :C. Delagrave et cie,1868.

British Fresh Water Fishes
William Houghton
1879
https://archive.org/details/britishfreshwate01houg

The American Cyclopaedia
George Ripley And Charles A. Dana
D. Appleton And Company
1873

Fish and game of the State of New York [illustrations]
by S.F. Denton, J.L. Ridgway and L.A. Fuertes

Denton fish prints:
http://digital.library.fordham.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/HUDSON/id/7633

A History of the Fishes of the British Islands
by Jonathan Couch
Published in London, 1862-65

Ducks at a Distance
A Waterfowl Identification Guide
By Bob Hines
Department of the Interior
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Washington, D.C. 1978
Available from Project Gutenberg atr:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/18884

Fifty Birds of Town and City
illustrations by Bob Hines
Department of the Interior
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/dpps/visualmedia/printingandpublishing/publications/5002_FiftyBirdsofTown.pdf

Some of the snakes:
USGS - Snakes of Southern California:
http://www.werc.usgs.gov/OLDsitedata/fieldguide/snak.htm

More snakes (and some lizards)
By Tim Vickers, posted as PD on WikiPedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:TimVickers

CIA (US) - The World Factbook
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html

United Nations Cartographic
http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/htmain.htm
Usage guidelines:
http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/english/about.htm
UN maps are open source material and you can use them in your work or for making your own map. We request however that you delete the UN name and reference number upon any modification to the map.
And from Wikipedia OTRS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Un-congo-brazzaville.png
The UN maps is an open source material. You can use them to make your own maps. You do not need our permission for that. Please be advised that the UN name and reference number should not appear on any modified map.

DEMIS World Map Server
generates maps using public domain data with no usage restrictions

PAT Maps
Ian Macky made these nice public domain country maps and let me know about them in Feb. 2011. Excellent job! PAT scripts as well as the maps themselves are all also downloadable as a package.

Algot Runeman, "Personal Education" website
Retired educator, fellow Linux user and open source advocate.
http://runeman.org/clipart/

Symbol Signs:
http://www.aiga.org/symbol-signs/
This system of 50 symbol signs was designed for use at the crossroads of modern life: in airports and other transportation hubs and at large international events. Produced through a collaboration between AIGA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), they are an example of how public-minded designers can address a universal communication need.

United States Mint
http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/?action=photo

Large denominations of United States currency
Large denominations of US currency at Wikipedia

Free Clip Art (Squidoo Site)
by Summer Fey Foovay
http://www.squidoo.com/free_clip_art
All her original clip art here was released into the public domain,
but only clip still viewable was "Santa Girl with Gift."

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://phil.cdc.gov/

US Dept of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
http://health.nih.gov/

Research Services Branch National Institute of Mental Health
http://rsb.info.nih.gov

Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility
http://remf.dartmouth.edu/imagesindex.html

National Cancer Institute - Visuals Online
http://visualsonline.cancer.gov/browse.cfm

Eat 5 to 9 a day for better health
http://www.5aday.gov/tools/assets/photos_fv.html

Water cycle diagram from USGS
(Includes prints available in many other languages)
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html

PD Photos contributed by:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Evan-Amos

Wikipedia:WikiProject Dinosaurs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Dinosaurs/Wikipedia_CD_Selection_Dinosaurs

Teaching Politics
public domain images of American Political History
http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/

U.S. Library of Congress
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/

Western Colorado Wildlife Habitat Association
http://www.wcowildlifehabitat.org/wl_sightings.htm
raccoon (and some other animals)

The Science Education Resource Page
ClipArt Index
http://serp.la.asu.edu/clipart_dir/clipartidx.html

National Agricultural library
http://www.nal.usda.gov/speccoll

Some optical illusions
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/illusions/

Mine Safety
http://www.mine-safety.mtu.edu/clipart.htm

Project Runeberg (Plants)
http://runeberg.org/

US Dept of Agriculture: Rural Development
http://www.resales.usda.gov

Association of British Counties
http://www.abcounties.co.uk

National Marine Mammal Laboratory
http://nmml.afsc.noaa.gov/

University of Washington Libraries Digital Collection
http://content.lib.washington.edu/

University of Texas at Austin
Portraits
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/exhibits/portraits/index.html
Historical Maps of the United States
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html

GRIN (Great Images in NASA)
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov

Informal Science Education Resources
from the home of NASAs Hubble Space Telescope
http://hubblesource.stsci.edu/sources/illustrations/constellations/

NASA educational materials:
The Space Educator's Handbook
http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh

Universal newsreels:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Newsreel

Amelia Earhart just prior to last flight in 1937 (Universal newsreel):
http://www.archive.org/details/CEP_00_030

New York World-Telegram & Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/076_nyw.html

WebMuseum
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/

Federal Aviation Authority
http://www.faa.gov

Nicu's Clipart Collection
HEAVY contributer to OpenClipart
Awesome cartoons.
http://clipart.nicubunu.ro/

NATIONAL WAR COLLEGE - Military Image Collection
http://www.ndu.edu/nwc

Nice printable maps in PDF format for US and states:
http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/reference.html#list

Air War College
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/

AIGA - The professional association for design
http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm?ContentAlias=symbolsigns

Graphic Arts Guild
http://www.gag.org/resources/das.php

EPA - Water - Kids page
http://www.epa.gov/ow/kids.html

EPA endangered species coloring book
http://www.epa.gov/espp/coloring/

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
kids coloring pages
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/color.htm

Ireland First - clipart archive
(nice clipart, no blarney)
http://www.eirefirst.com/clipart/

Kelta Web Concepts
http://www.keltawebconcepts.com.au/clip_tools.htm

PD Photo - Free, Public Domain Photos
http://pdphoto.org

Celines Original Gifs
http://www.specialweb.com/original/gifsfaq.html

Antique Clipart
http://antiqueclipart.com/

Kansas City Metropolitan Library & Information Network
http://www.kcmlin.org/books.htm

Site by George Rabe.
http://www.georgerabe.com/mysite1/holidays/holida00.htm

United Methodist Church
http://archives.umc.org/interior.asp?ptid=1&mid=792

Christians Unite
http://clipart.christiansunite.com/

Trumbell Center Fire Department
http://www.tcfd.com/clip-art/

NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - U.S. Deptartment of Commerce)
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
several sections, including:
JetStream - Online School for Weather
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/index.htm



Newer photo library section:
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/

Road Signs -US Dept of Transportation
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/
and
http://charm.cs.uiuc.edu/users/olawlor/projects/2003/roadsigns/

U.S. Armed Forces sites:
http://www.af.mil/
http://www.army.mil/
http://www.usmc.mil/
http://www.dodmedia.osd.mil/

NASA Drop Tower Facility
http://microgravity.grc.nasa.gov/drop2/tools.htm

NASA publications:
Exploring Meteorite Mysteries pdf 15-Sep-1999
Our Mission to Planet Earth pdf 15-Sep-1999

Eyes on comet ISON (NASA)
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/display.cfm?Category=Planets&IM_ID=17505

Food Safety and Inspection Service
http://www.fsis.usda.gov
and Plants
http://plants.usda.gov

National Weather Service
Southern Region Headquarters
http://www.srh.weather.gov

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
"is one among ten U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories managed by DOE's Office of Science."
http://picturethis.pnl.gov/
Science/educational materials

Texture sources
http://www.burningwell.org/gallery2/v/textures/tiling/
http://opengameart.org/content/100-seamless-textures
http://opengameart.org/content/real-asphalt-texture-pack
http://www.flickr.com/photos/qubodup/sets/72157607420847149/
http://www.pdpics.com/photo/1527-stone-wall-texture-moss/
http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/tileable-cloud-patterns-and-textures/

Church Bullitin Resources
http://www.acliparthistory.com/church/cbr/

Pre-1923 vintage postcards by:
Ellen Clapsaddle
Frances Brundage

Hansendo D3 Studio
Vectorized graphics from Japanese artists
http://hansendo.com/resources

http://www.catholicsource.net
bellazi holy cards


Wikipedia: aproved dinosaur images
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Approved_dinosaur_images
(most by LadyOfHats)
ALSO: several other images from this artist,
mostly detailed biology-related, extremely high-quality
and colorful. Quite useful for presentation pages. Many
of the labeled diagrams have versions in several languages.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:LadyofHats

Large collection of donated lineart (donated Spring of 2007):
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Pearson_Scott_Foresman

WikiVoc project, which plans to eventually provide
a large set of good and clear SVG images allowing
Illustrated Dictionary creation.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiVoc

Tango icon theme. They get my standing applause.
"The people from the Tango Project"
release their creations into the Public Domain.
(It's why I use their icon theme on Absolute Linux!)
The Tango website is located at:
http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Desktop_Project




fist by loogieart
http://loogieart.deviantart.com/art/fist-158695469



--------------- Out-of-copyright books: -----------------

The Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs
1857
by John W. Barber

Animal Children
by Edith Brown Kirkwood
Drawings by M.T. Ross
1913 - P.F. Volland & Company

Tame Animals
George Routledge and Sons,
London and New York.
Kronheim & Co., London

The Life of Animals
by A. E. Brehm
1895

Aesop's Fables
translation by V. S. Vernon Jones
and illustrationsb by Arthur Rackham
1912 edition

Coloured figures of the birds of the British Islands
issued by Lord Lilford
Published in London by R. H. Porter
1885-1887 (7 volumes)

Birds by Louis Agassiz Fuertes appearing in:
National Geographic Magazine
April 1917

Plant illustrations by Mary E. Eaton appearing in:
National Geographic Magazine
June 1917

Life-histories of northern animals
1909
New York City : Scribner
Ernest Thompson Seton

The story of a cat
by T. B. Aldrich
designs in silhouette by Hopk
Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Boston 1906

Iduns kokbok
cookbook by Elisabeth Östman
(fish and meats)
published in 1911

Visual Illusions
Their Causes, Characteristics and Applications
by M. Luckiesh
Copyright, 1922, by
D. Van Nostrand Company
Eight Warren Street, NY
1922

Studies from the laboratory of experimental psychology
of the University of Wisconsin
by Joseph Jastrow
1893

Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous.
edited by Julius A. Palmer, Jr.
Published By L. Prang & CO., Boston.
copyright, 1885. By L. Prang & CO.

Tales and Christmas Verse
by Eugene Field
illustrations by Florence Storer
Charles Scribner's sons, New York 1912

Grimm Tales Made Gay by Guy Wetmore Carryl
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23024

Stories of Ohio
By William Dean Howells
Copyright, 1897, by American Book Company
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21381/21381-h/21381-h.htm#linkimage-0032

On the Trail, An Outdoor Book for Girls
by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
With Illustrations by the Authors
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1915

Truth Made Clear Through Eye and Ear
or
Ten-Minute Talks With Colored Chalks
B. J. Griswold
Meigs Publishing Company
1913, First Reprint 1918

Lloyd's Natural History:
A hand-book to the Carnivora. Part 1, Cats, civets, and mungoose

Illustrated by Richard Lydekker
Wyman & Sons Limited, 1896

Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
Robert A. Sterndale
1884
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19550/19550-h/19550-h.htm#ill072

Harry's Ladder to Learning
Publishers:
David Bogue, 86 Fleet St. and Joseph Cundall, 21 Old Bond St.
1850
Ward, Lock, & Tyler
1869

Ten American Girls From History
by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
illustrated by George Alfred Williams
Copyright, 1917, by Harper & Brothers
Printed in the United States of America
Published October, 1917

Natural history of the birds of central Europe
by Johann Friedrich Naumann,
1905


Some American History from:
Discoverers and Explorers
by Edward R. Shaw (603)
Gutenberg EBook #22116
at gutenberg.org

Stories of Later American History
by Wilbur F. Gordy
copyright, 1915, by Charles Scribner's Sons
at gutenberg.org

The Story of American History for Elementary Schools
by Albert F. Blaisdell
Boston, U.S.A. Ginn & Company, Publishers, 1902
at gutenberg.org

Daniel Boone - the Pioneer of Kentucky
by John S. C. ABBOTT
Dodd & Mead, NY 1872.

Patrick Henry
Stipple engraving by Leney, after Thomas Sully
Published by J. Webster, 1817

David B. Scott
A School History of the United States
American Book Company, New York 1884

Johnny Appleseed
History of Richland County, Ohio
Author: Graham, Albert Adams
Publisher: Mansfield, O. : A. A. Graham & co., 1880

The History of Cuba
by Willis Fletcher Johnson
B.F. Buck and Company, Inc. New York 1920

Elemental History of the United States
Allen C. Thomas, 1900

History of the United States
From the Earliest Discovery of America to the Present Time
by Benjamin Andrews
Charles Scribner's and Sons, NY 1912
at openlibrary.org/books

Exploration of the World
by Jules Verne
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1882
at gutenberg.org

The Beginner's American History
D. H. Montgomery, 1893
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18127/18127-h/18127-h.htm

The North American Indian
Edward Sheriff Curtis
Publish 1907, 1908 (volumes 1 aqnd 2)
Most retrieved and edited from:
Northwestern University Digital Library Collections
http://curtis.library.northwestern.edu/

Bill Nye's History of the United States
illustrated by F. Opper
Thompson & Thomas, Chicago.
copyright, 1894, BY J. B. Lippincott Company
at gutenberg.org

Hero Stories from American History
by Albert F. Blaisdell
Ginn and Company, 1903
at gutenberg.org

FROM: National Library of Medicine--
site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov
Author: Cheselden, William (1688-1752).
Title: Osteographia, or The anatomy of the bones.
Publication Information: London: [William Bowyer], 1733.

The Botanical Magazine (or Flower-Garden Displayed)
Published in London - 1793
Author: William Curtis

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Author: Lewis Carroll
Copied and edited from Gutenberg book:
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rgs/alice-ftitle.html

Moby-Dick [or, The White Whale]
Author: Herman Melville
(1892). Boston: L.C. Page & Company.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
By Mark Twain
illustrations by E.W.Kemble, 1885

Myths and Legends of All Nations
Author: by Various
edited by Logan Marshall
Project Guttenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20740

The Firelight Fairy Book
by Henry Beston
illustrations by Maurice E. Day
Little, Brown, and Company, Boston
Copyright, 1919, by the Atlantic Monthly Press, Inc.

Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories
Hamilton Wright Mabie, Edward Everett Hale, William Byron Forbush
copyright, 1919, by The University Society Inc.

The Arabian Nights Entertainments
illustrated by Milo Winter
Rand McNally & Company, 1914
on project Gutenberg:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19860

The Water Babies
by Charles Kingsley
Dodd, Mead & Co., 1916

A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
illustrations by John Leech
Chapman & Hall 1847

Nonsense books by Norman Lear
(published in 1800s
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13650/13650-h/13650-h.htm#nonsensebooks

The Peter Patter Book of Nursery Rhymes
by Leroy F. Jackson
pictures by Blanche Fisher Wright
Copyright 1918 by Rand McNally & Company
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22014/22014-h/22014-h.htm



MANY BOOKS available at:
Gutenberg Christmas Bookshelf
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Christmas_(Bookshelf)

Twas the Night before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas
Clement C. Moore, Pictures by Jessie Willcox Smith
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1912

A Little Book for Christmas
By Cyrus Townsend Brady
With Illustrations and Decorations by Will Crawford
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London
The Knickerbocker Press, 1917

Yule-Tide In Many Lands
by Mary P. Pringle and Clara A. Urann
illustrated by L. J. Bridgman
Lothrop. Lee & Shepard Co., Boston, 1916

The Merryvale Boys Christmas
by Alice Hale Burnett
pictures by Charles F. Lester
American Authors Publishing Co. 1916

A Visit From Saint Nicholas
illustrated By F.O.C. Darley
James G. Gregory, publisher. New York, 1862

The Night Before Christmas
and other Popular Stories for Children
W. B. CONKEY COMPANY, Chicago 1903

A Defective Santa Claus
by James Whitcomb Riley
With Pictures by C. M. Relyea and Will Vater
the Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, Indianapolis, 1904

The Goblins' Christmas
by M. E. Anderson
Illustrated by Alexander Sharp
Segnogram Publishing Co. Los Angeles, 1908

The Lancashire Witches
A Romance of Pendle Forest
Creator Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882
Illus. by Peter Newell

New International Ecyclopedia
(Mostly animal images, several on each page
separated and edited for contrast and color)
Mead and Company 1914

Lion skull
Author: Vimont, Joseph (1795-1857).
Title:Traité de phrénologie humaine et comparée
Publication Information: Paris

brain/heart
Author: Quain, Richard (1800-1887).
Title: The anatomy of the arteries of the human body, with its applications to pathology and operative surgery.
Publication Information: (London: Printed for Taylor and Walton, 1844).

skeleton
Author: Eustachi, Bartholomeo (d. 1574).
Title: Tabulae anatomicae.
Publication Information: Rome: P. Junchus, 1783.

Great African Travellers
From Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley
by W.H.G. Kingston

Some of the religious images
The Story of the Bible by Charles Foster
copyright 1884.

From Old Books
http://www.fromoldbooks.org/

Scouting for Boy
Author: Lieut. Gen. Baden Powell C.B.
Publication Information: Horace Cox, UK - 1908



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Some stuff from deviantart:
lineart wolf by Almirah (on deviantart)
http://almirah.deviantart.com/art/Wolf-Lineart-Free-to-Use-194681609

griffin lineart
http://raven-amos.deviantart.com/art/Public-Domain-Art-Deco-Style-Gryphon-11676909

Schoolgirl sprites
http://tirinity.deviantart.com/art/Public-Domain-sprite-Cecile-314216091

Schoolboy Sprites
http://tirinity.deviantart.com/art/Public-Domain-sprite-Jack-314216586

Horse sketches by Allicorn
http://allicorn.deviantart.com/gallery/36199380

PD brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/art/PS-Brushes-Objects-346650849

Hootie owl brushes
http://www.deviantart.com/art/High-Res-Owl-Brushes-203108437

Vintage horses from photoshop brushes
http://cesstrelle.deviantart.com/art/PS-Brushes-Vintage-Horses-347473475

Angel photoshop brushes
http://cesstrelle.deviantart.com/art/PS-Brushes-Angels-342795101

Dinosaur brushes
http://cesstrelle.deviantart.com/art/PS-Brushes-Dinosaurs-346650518

Glasses photoshop brushes
http://cesstrelle.deviantart.com/art/PS-Brushes-Glasses-And-Staches-308718792



--------------- Other Books: -----------------

World Regional Geography: People, Places, and Globalization
Licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa 3.0 license. However, the publisher has asked that both their name and the authors names be removed from this copy. See
http://2012books.lardbucket.org/books/world-regional-geography-people-places-and-globalization/index.html




--------------- Make from PD fonts: -----------------

Larabie Fonts
http://www.larabiefonts.com/
made images from free dingbat fonts using FONTpage then manipulated

More fonts used, one from Alan Carr.
Freeware font, no homepage.
(Carr Xmas Dingbats)

Another font from Vivek Kambli (he released as PD):
http://members.tripod.com/~xmas_dream/fonts/fonts.html

Sakabe People fonts
http://www1.linkclub.or.jp/~saruo/


A lot of corner designs used in Page F
rames: CornPop by Intellecta Design

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No longer suggested

Corvette images:
images of an identify-able products were removed
(such is copyright law, at least in the Unitred States)
http://members.aol.com/licoa/graphics.htm#1953

KamsArt's collection of free clipart (WMF format)
NOT SUGGESTED
Site no longer maintained, but available via webarchive.org
[PLEASE NOTE - a copyright infringement accusation was made
concerning this site to WPClipart, but no documentation was
offered and no legal proceedings took place.]
All images cited, despite lack of proof, were removed from WPClipart.
Part of Webarchive section
http://web.archive.org/web/20040918060853/http://www.kamsart.com/

Office Diversions
http://officediversions.com/
Claim all PD but the status of several images was questioned.
Although no proof of copyright was ever submitted I removed what was cited
along with other images I found there.
Not suggested

Probert Encyclopaedia
http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/
free for all pictures section
NOTE: Some of the images there would be considered Fair Use,
not Public Domain. For example, pictures of actors from movies.
(These by their nature are copyrighted.)
The integrity of textual content is also suspect...
(They state as fact that the 2000 presidential election was rigged.)

free vector clipart
(Converted and edited from wmf format)
I had started editing some of these but the sources were
Undocumented and therefore images were not used.
http://www.clip-art.ru



Summary and Further Reading
All clipart in the collection was obtained exclusively from the sites listed above, or created/photographed personally by me, or gleaned from Wikipedia when properly documented and released into the Public Domain.

A lot came from OpenClipart. Most maps and flags came from The World Factbook. teachpol.tcnj.edu (Teaching Politics) accounts for many images in the US History Section. A few items each are from Celine's and Watton. A few paintings, so far, are from the WebMuseum (A great site hosted by Ibiblio).

I also like playing with the photos Jon Sullivan puts into the Public Domain at pdphoto.org. (Although I don't include much due to size.) If you use something from Jon's website, make sure there are not recognizable people in the picture and that the particular photo is marked as Public Domain (most are.)

Concerning Paintings: The following is quoted from the WikiPedia Public Domain page -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_image_resources

Accurate photographs of visual artworks lack expressive content and are automatically in the public domain once the painting's copyright has expired (which it has in the US if it was published before 1923). All other copyright notices can safely be ignored.**

Remember, the two sentences above are about photos of paintings. For more detailed information regarding paintings and Public Domain status see
the legal case from 1999:
Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.

And for a good discussion of paintings, museums and copyrights see:
Photographs of Public Domain Paintings
by law professor A Reese.





** The absolute part about "published prior to 1923, Public Domain in the U.S."
-- turns out not to be completely true.


Recently (2013) I had an inquiry concerning a painting (the Scream) by Edward Munch. It was painted in the 1800s, so it clearly (I felt) fell into the United States public domain status. However, due to international treaties, think again. In Norway copyright for the paintings extend 70 years after artist's death (in the case of Munch, he died in 1945, so copyright in Norway runs until 2015.)
I read third paragraph in "Traps and Pitfalls" section by the lawyer Lloyd J. Jassin on this page:
http://www.copylaw.com/new_articles/PublicDomain.html

Worrisome.

I teased some info out of a WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) publication
Learn from the Past, Create the Future - The Arts and Copyright
which pointed me to Berne...
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
I finally had to break down and read much of the Berne Convention (as the summary was a bit confusing -- especially the part I had read elsewhere concerning the "rule of shorter term", which did not mean what I had previously thought...) Article 5 is the pertinent section.

So after my research I came to the conclusion that since Norway was the country of origin, and a signee (as is the US) of the Berne Convention, then it follows that the United States must respect the copyright evaluation of Norway. That Edvard Munch works are NOT Public Domain in the United States until the 70th anniversary of his death in 2015.

So if you go by the copyright laws in the Unitd States, you could be wrong about the PD status in the United States. And what's worse is that many works that once WERE of public domain status, have been taken OUT of public domain status. -- Frustrating!



One last note

Many, many sites claim "free" clipart, but most require accreditation, or a link, or at least that the images NOT be redistributed without permission. NONE of the images from such sites are included here at WPClipart. I also do not accept user-uploaded submissions, because this would risk having inappropriate images, as well as images that might not be PD.