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Image sources list
 ALL SOURCES of images (not created by me) are listed below. Any questions raised about PD status are taken VERY seriously, researched and removed if there is ANY doubt.

  Besides verification, another use of the links is for those who may need to find a higher resolution version of the artwork. (Many originals were scaled down for the collection.)

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. Nearly one-fourth of WPClipart content is 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/

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/

NOAA fish image gallery
(not public domain when image is credited...)
http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/pubs/photogallery/Fish/

National Park Service
Multimedia search
http://www.nps.gov/media/multimedia-search.htm
Photos tagged as wildlife:
http://www.nps.gov/media/photo/gallery.htm?maxrows=20&showrawlisting=false&tagid=93&startrow=1

National Human Genome Research Institute
http://www.genome.gov/dmd/index.cfm?node=Photos/Animals

Photographer Alexander Wild
has released into the public domain several excellent animal pictures:
http://www.alexanderwild.com/Professional/Public-Domain/

Ansel Adams photos:
Most from the 1940s with Adams in the employ of the U.S. government
http://www.archives.gov/research/ansel-adams/

Ultra HD wallpapers
http://www.uhdwallpapers.org/p/public-domain-photos.html

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.


NASA

NASA Multimedia Guidelines:
"NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted. If copyrighted, permission should be obtained from the copyright owner prior to use. If not copyrighted, NASA material may be reproduced and distributed without further permission from NASA."
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/guidelines/index.html

Space Place
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/

publication: "The Brain in Space"
http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/58294main_The.Brain.in.Space.pdf

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

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

The Brain in Space
A Teacher's Guide with Activities for Neuroscience
(published by NASA)
http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/The_Brain_in_Space.pdf

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

NASA - Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/?eocn=topnav&eoci=logo

Other Space-Related:

The Story of the Heavens
Author: Robert Stawell Ball
1900, London
At Gutenberg


SpaceX Media Gallery
http://www.spacex.com/media

SpaceX Flicr photos
https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex

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 Peche et les poissons
(Fishing and Fish)
Paris :C. Delagrave et cie,1868.
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/6891

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

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.

User:Sadalmelik on Wikimedia
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Sadalmelik
A collection of Topographical maps

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

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://phil.cdc.gov/
http://phil.cdc.gov/phil/default.asp Material from the center for disease control and prevention
(Note: some pictures on the site are still copyrighted)


Publications available at:
http://www.ada.gov/ta-pubs-pg2.htm


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

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

Deviant Art user:Viscious-Speed (Just Call Me Speedy!)
has a ersources folder all dedicated to the public domain.
http://viscious-speed.deviantart.com/gallery/27635117/Resources

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

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)

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

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/

Defence Media Activity:
https://www.defense.gov/Media/Photo-Gallery

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/

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

Biodiversity Heritage Library
http://biodiversitylibrary.org

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: -----------------

Famous People, plus World History and American History


Sketches of many famous people are taken from:
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great
by Elbert Hubbard
(This is a 14 volume set published in 1916, processed by Project Gutenberg.
  • Volume 1: Good Men and Great: George Eliot -- Thomas Carlyle -- John Ruskin -- William E. Gladstone -- J.M.W. Turner -- Jonathan Swift -- Walt Whitman -- Victor Hugo -- Wm. Wordsworth -- William M. Thackeray -- Charles Dickens -- Oliver Goldsmith -- William Shakespeare -- Thomas A. Edison
  • Volume 2: Famous Women: Elizabeth B. Browning -- Madame Guyon -- Harriet Martineau -- Charlotte Bronte -- Christina Rossetti -- Rosa Bonheur -- Madame de Stael -- Elizabeth Fry -- Mary Lamb -- Jane Austen -- Empress Josephine -- Mary W. Shelley
  • Volume 3: American Statesmen: George Washington -- Benjamin Franklin -- Thomas Jefferson -- Samuel Adams -- John Hancock -- John Quincy Adams -- Alexander Hamilton -- Daniel Webster -- Henry Clay -- John Jay -- William H. Seward -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Volume 4: Eminent Painters: Michelangelo -- Rembrandt -- Rubens -- Meissonier -- Titian -- Anthony van Dyck -- Fortuny -- Ary Scheffer -- Francois Millet -- Joshua Reynolds -- Landseer -- Gustave Dore
  • Volume 5: English Authors: William Morris -- Robert Browning -- Alfred Tennyson -- Robert Burns -- John Milton -- Samuel Johnson -- Thomas B. Macaulay -- Lord Byron -- Joseph Addison -- Robert Southey -- Samuel T. Coleridge -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • Volume 6: Eminent Artists: Raphael -- Leonardo -- Botticelli -- Thorwaldsen -- Gainsborough -- Velasquez -- Corot -- Correggio -- Bellini -- Cellini -- Abbey -- Whistler
  • Volume 7: Eminent Orators: Pericles -- Mark Antony -- Savonarola -- Martin Luther -- Edmund Burke -- William Pitt -- Jean Paul Marat -- Robert Ingersoll -- Patrick Henry -- Starr King -- Henry Ward Beecher -- Wendell Phillips
  • Volume 8: Great Philosophers: Socrates -- Seneca -- Aristotle -- Marcus Aurelius -- Immanuel Kant -- Swedenborg -- Spinoza -- Auguste Comte -- Voltaire -- Herbert Spencer -- Schopenhauer -- Henry D. Thoreau
  • Volume 9: Great Reformers: John Wesley -- Henry George -- Garibaldi -- Richard Cobden -- Thomas Paine -- John Knox -- John Bright -- Bradlaugh -- Theodore Parker -- Oliver Cromwell -- Anne Hutchinson -- Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • Volume 10: Great Teachers: Moses -- Confucius -- Pythagoras -- Plato -- King Alfred -- Erasmus -- Booker T. Washington -- Thomas Arnold -- Friedrich Froebel -- Hypatia -- Saint Benedict -- Mary Baker Eddy
  • Volume 11: Great Businessmen: Robert Owen -- James Oliver -- Stephen Girard -- Mayer A. Rothschild -- Philip D. Armour -- John J. Astor -- Peter Cooper -- Andrew Carnegie -- George Peabody -- A. T. Stewart -- H. H. Rogers -- James J. Hill
  • Volume 12: Great Scientists: Sir Isaac Newton -- Galileo -- Copernicus -- Humboldt -- William Herschel -- Charles Darwin -- Haeckel -- Linnaeus -- Thomas H. Huxley -- John Tyndall -- Alfred R. Wallace -- John Fiske
  • Volume 13: Great Lovers: Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Osbourne -- Josiah and Sarah Wedgwood -- William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft -- Dante and Beatrice -- John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor -- Parnell and Kitty O'Shea -- Petrarch and Laura -- Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal -- Balzac and Madame Hanska -- Fenelon and Madame Guyon -- Ferdinand Lassalle and Helene von Donniges -- Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton
  • Volume 14: Great Musicians: Richard Wagner -- Paganini -- Frederic Chopin -- Robert Schumann -- Sebastian Bach -- Felix Mendelssohn -- Franz Liszt -- Ludwig van Beethoven -- George Handel -- Giuseppe Verdi -- Wolfgang Mozart -- Johannes Brahms --


Harpers encyclopedia of United States history
10 volumes
by Lossing, Benson John
Harper, NY 1905
Volume 1:
https://archive.org/details/harpers01lossuoft

Volume 2:
https://archive.org/details/harpers02lossuoft

Volume 3:
https://archive.org/details/harpers03lossuoft

Volume 4:
https://archive.org/details/harpersencyclop09wilsgoog

Volume 5:
https://archive.org/details/harpersencyclop04wilsgoog

Volume 6:
https://archive.org/details/harpers06lossuoft

Volume 7:
https://archive.org/details/harpers07lossuoft

Volume 8:
https://archive.org/details/harpersencyclop08wilsgoog

Volume 9:
https://archive.org/details/harpersencyclop01wilsgoog

Volume 10:
https://archive.org/details/harpers10lossuoft

The History of Woman Suffrage
by Anthony, Gage, Stanton and edited by Ida Husted Harper
National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1922 in a true democracy every citizen has a vote
volume I:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28020
volume II:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28039
volume III:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28556
volume IV:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29870
volume V:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29878
volume V1:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30051

Cyclopedia universal history
by John Paul Ridpath
Balch Brothers and Company, Boston 1895
Volume 1:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver197274ridp
Volume 2:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1950ridp
Volume 3:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1951ridp
Volume 4:
https://archive.org/details/ridpathsuniversa04ridp
Volume 5:
https://archive.org/details/ridpathsuniversa05ridp
Volume 6:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1952ridp
Volume 7:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1953ridp
Volume 8:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1954ridp
Volume 9:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1955ridp
Volume 10:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1956ridp
Volume 11:
https://archive.org/details/ridpathsuniversa11ridp
Volume 12:
https://archive.org/details/ridpathsuniversa12ridp
Volume 13:
https://archive.org/details/ridpathsuniversa13ridp
Volume 14:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1950ridp2
Volume 15:
https://archive.org/details/ridpathsuniversa15ridp
Volume 16:
https://archive.org/details/cyclopediauniver1951ridp2

Story-Lives of Great Musicians
by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
Frederick A. Stokes Company, NY 1908
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19748

Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work
by Stephen S. Stratton
Charles Scribners Sons, NY 1907
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39571/39571-h/39571-h.htm

Library of the Worlds Best Literature Ancient and Modern
edited by Charles Dudley Warner
1896
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13220/13220-h/13220-h.htm

Modern European history
by Hutton Webster
D. C. Heath & Company, 1920
https://archive.org/details/moderneuropeanh00websgoog

Great Britain and Her Queen
Anne E. Keeling
Second Edfition, 1897
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13103/13103-h/13103-h.htm

Cartoon Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Men of the Day
drawings by Frederick Waddy
Tinsley Brothers, London 1873
https://archive.org/details/cartoonportraits00wadduoft

The Loves of Great Composers
by Gustav Kobbe
Copyright, 1905, by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18138/18138-h/18138-h.htm

Child's Own Book of Great Musicians (Bookshelf)
by Thomas Tapper
Theodore Presser Co., PA 1917
https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Child%27s_Own_Book_of_Great_Musicians_%28Bookshelf%29

A History of the Mcguffey Readers
by Henry H. Vail
the Burrows Brothers Co., Cleveland 1911
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15577/15577-h/15577-h.htm

Talleyrand: A Biographical Study
by Joseph McCabe
Hutchinson & Co., London 1906
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/46660/46660-h/46660-h.htm

Mediaeval and Modern History
Philip Van Ness Myers
Ginn and Company, 1905
https://archive.org/details/mediaevalmodernh00myerrich

Great Men and Famous Women
edited by Charles F. Horne
Copyright, 1894, by Selmar Hess
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/26421/26421-h/26421-h.htm

American Beginnings In Europe
Wilbur F. Gordy
Charles Shribner's Sons, 1922
https://archive.org/details/americanbeginnin00gor

Winston's cumulative loose-leaf encyclopedia
Editor-in-Chief: Charles Morris
John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia 1922
https://archive.org/details/winstonscumulat12unkngoog

Young Peoples History of the World
by Henry Davenport Northrup
National Publishing Company, Philadelphia, PA 1905
https://archive.org/details/youngpeopleshist02nort

Mediaeval and modern history
Philip Van Ness Myers
Ginn and Company, 1905
https://archive.org/details/mediaevalandmod00myergoog

Wonder Book of Engineering Wonders
edited by Harry Golding
Ward, Lock & Co,. Limited
London and Melbourne, 1931

The Operation, Care and Repair of Farm Machinery
Nineteenth Edition
by John Deere, 1932

Celebrated Travels and Travellers
Part I. The Exploration of the World
http://eremita.di.uminho.pt/gutenberg/2/4/7/7/24777/24777-h/24777-h.htm
Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26658
Author: Jules Verne
Illustrator: L. Benett, Paul Philippoteaux
1882

The Antiquities of England and Wales
by Grose, Francis
London, 1783

Young Folks' History of Rome
by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Boston, 1880

Stories of Useful Inventions
by S. E. Forman
N.Y., the Century Co., 1911

War of the Russian Empire
artists: Ladies-Demartre and Robert Ker Porter
Paris, 1813

Myths of Greece and Rome
H. A. Guerber
American Book Company, 1893

The Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church
aka - The Book of Martyrs
by John Foxe
1563, expanded in 1570

American History


History of the United States
by E. Benjamin Andrews
Charles Scribners Sons, NY, 1912
Volume 1:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20925
Volume 2:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22567
Volume 3:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/23748
Volume 4:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22676
Volume 5:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22777
Volume 6:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24023

History of the United States
by Charles and Mary Beard
the MacMillan Company, NY 1921
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16960

History of the Indian tribes of North America:
with biographical sketches and anecdotes of the principal chiefs. Embellished with one hundred portraits from the Indian Gallery in the War Department at Washington
by McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859; Hall, James, 1793-1868; Todd, Hatherly B; Todd, Joseph Z
Published by D. Rice & Co., Philadelphia 1872
https://archive.org/details/historyofindiant01mckerich

Life among the Indians
by George Caltin
Publisher London : Gall & Inglis, 187?
https://archive.org/details/indianslifeamong00catlrich

Illustrations of the manners, customs & condition of the North American Indians
George Catlin
London, 1841
https://archive.org/details/lettersandnotes02catlgoog

The song of Hiawatha
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Illustrations by Remington, Parrish, Wyeth
Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1908
https://archive.org/details/songofhiawatha00long2

National Gallery of the Arts
George Catlin artwork
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/global-site-search-page.html?searchterm=catlin&searchpath=%2Fcontent%2Fngaweb

Four American Indians
King Philip, Pontiac, Tecumseh, Osceola
by Whitney and Perry, 1904
http://eremita.di.uminho.pt/gutenberg/2/5/5/3/25538/25538-h/25538-h.htm

Beldem, the White Chief
or Twelve Years Among the Wild Indians of the Plains
George Belden
E.W.Starr & Co, 1875
https://archive.org/details/12yearwildindian00beldrich

The model history; a brief account of the American people, for schools
by Edward Taylor
Scott Foresman and Co., Chicago 1897
https://archive.org/details/modelhistorybrie00tayl

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

Animals


Brehm's Life of Animals
by Alfred Edmund Brehm
third edition published 1893
http://biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/5125#/summary

The Natural History of Marsupialia or Pouched Animals
Waterhouse, G. R.
Publisher: Edinburgh : W.H. Lizars, 1841
https://archive.org/details/naturalhistoryof00wate

The American Cyclopaedia
George Ripley And Charles A. Dana
D. Appleton And Company
1873
https://archive.org/details/americancyclopa06danagoog

The Hand Book of Illustrated Proverbs
1857
by John W. Barber
https://archive.org/details/handbookillustr00barbgoog

The Ridin Kid from Powder River
Author: Henry Herbert Knibbs
Illustrator: Stanley L. Wood and R. M. Brinkerhoff
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/16530

The Life of Animals: the mammals
Ingersoll, Ernest, 1852-1946
published in 1906
https://archive.org/details/lifeanimalsmamm04ingegoog

The Animal Kingdom;
based upon the writings of the eminent naturalists, Audubon,Wallace, Brehm, Wood and others
New York: Johnson and Bailey, 1897
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/53222

Mammals of the Soviet Union
V.G.Heptner and N.P.Naumov
Vysshaya Shkola Publishers, Moscow
Volume 1, 1961
https://archive.org/details/mammalsofsovietu11988gept
Volume 2, 1967
Part 1a
https://archive.org/details/mammalsofsov211998gept
Part 1b
https://archive.org/details/mammalsofsov212001gept
Volume 2, Part 2, 1972
https://archive.org/details/mammalsofsov221992gept
Volume 2, Part 3, 1976
https://archive.org/details/mammalsofsov231996gept

The illustrated natural history
J.G. Wood
1859
https://archive.org/details/illustratednatur01wood

Cambridge Natural History Mammalia
by Frank E. Beddard
1902
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Cambridge_Natural_History_Mammalia

Animal Children
by Edith Brown Kirkwood
Drawings by M.T. Ross
1913 - P.F. Volland & Company
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17782/17782-h/17782-h.htm

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

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

Four-footed Americans and Their Kin
by Mabel Osgood Wright
illustrated by Ernest Seton Thompson
New York, the Macmillan Company,1898
http://www.fadedpage.com/books/20120740/20120740.html

The Quadrupeds of North America
by John James Audubon and the Rev. John Bachman
1851
https://archive.org/details/quadrupedsofnort02audu

Wild Animals at Home
Ernest Thompson Seton
Doubleday, Page & Company 1923
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27887

The Animal World
A Book of Natural History
by Theadore Wood
University Society Inc., NY, 1909
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/42414/42414-h/42414-h.htm

Extinct monsters
a popular account of some of the larger forms of ancient animal life
by Rev. H. N. Hutchinson ... with illustrations by J. Smit and others
London :Chapman & Hall,1896
http://biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/14948#/summary

The Natural History of Animals
Carl Vogt and Friedrich Specht
London, Blackie & Son, ~1889
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/32867#/summary

The Biography of a Grizzly
Ernest Thompson Seton
Copyright, 1899, 1900, by The Century Co.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25023

Two Little Savages
Ernest Thompson Seton
1917
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13499

Monarch the Big Bear of Tallac
Ernest Thompson Seton
Charles Scribners Sons. New York, 1919
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11135

Lobo, Rag, and Vixen
Ernest Thompson Seton
Charles Scribners Sons. New York, 1908
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14226

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

Chip the Dam Builder
Jim Kjelgaard
illustrated by Ralph Ray
Holiday House, New York
Project Gutenberg ebook

Burgess Animal Book For Children
Thornton Burgess
1920
https://archive.org/stream/cu31924022526457#page/n7/mode/2up

Life-Histories of Northern Animals
1909
New York City : Scribner
Ernest Thompson Seton

Animal Life of the British Isles
by Edward Step
photos by W. J. Stokoe
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/46849/46849-h/46849-h.htm

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

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

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

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 Botanical Magazine
by William Curtis
1836-1837
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17531

Curtis's Botanical Magazine
William Jackson Hooker
1847

Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms
James Sowerby
1809
Figures from:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Coloured_Figures_of_English_Fungi_or_Mushrooms

Toadstools, mushrooms, fungi, edible and poisonous; one thousand American fungi
by Charles McIlvaine and Robert K. Macadam
The Bowen-Merrill Company 1900, 1902
http://gutenberg.readingroo.ms/5/1/3/9/51393/51393-h/51393-h.htm
and
https://archive.org/details/toadstoolsmushro00mcilrich

Flower Guide: Wild Flowers East of the Rockies
by Chester A. Reed
1907
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=45676

The botanical cabinet
plates by George Cooke
1830
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/40797#/summary

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

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

Paxton's Flower Garden
by John Lindley and Joseph Paxton
1853
most pictures available on Wikimedia Commons:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Paxton's_Flower_Garden
Book available at the Biodiversity Library:
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/42069#page/1/mode/1up

Public Domain Tornado Images
NSSL Tornado Photos Available from SPC
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/torscans.htm

School physics : a new text-book for high schools and academies
Avery, Elroy McKendree
New York : American Book Co., c1895
https://archive.org/details/schoolphysicsan00avergoog

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

Visual Illusions
Their Causes, Characteristics and Applications
by M. Luckiesh
D. Van Nostrand Company
Eight Warren Street, NY, 1922
https://archive.org/details/visualillusions00luckgoog

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

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

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
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20297

Burial practices
First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology
to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution
1879-'80
by J. W. Powell, director
Washington government printing office - 1881
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32938/32938-h/main.html

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.

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.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19207

Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories
Hamilton Wright Mabie, Edward Everett Hale, William Byron Forbush
copyright, 1919, by The University Society Inc.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19993

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

Holiday Plays for Home, School and Settlement
Illustrations of costumes for plays, used in Halloween section
by Virginia Olcott, 1925
Public Domain, Google-digitized.

A Child's book of holiday plays
Illustrations of costumes for plays, used in Halloween section
Wickes, Frances Gillespy
Publisher: New York, MacMillan,1916
https://archive.org/details/childsbookofholi00wickuoft

New Gresham Encyclopedia
volume 1, part 2
The Gresham Publishing Company Limited
LONDON 1922
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=New+Gresham+Encyclopedia

Struwwelpeter: Merry Tales and Funny Pictures
(Shaggy Peter, Girl on Fire and Rabbit Hunter)
Author: Heinrich Hoffman
Frederick Warne & Co., Inc.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12116 New York, 1845

American Indians
By Frederick Starr
D. C. Heath & Co., Publishers
Boston, New York, Chicago
1898
http://scienceviews.com/ebooks/AmericanIndiansFrederickStar/index.html

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 Frames:
CornPop by Intellecta Design

Zodiac fonts:
Jahreskreis
Zodiac 01 and 02 by Zodiac 02 by Listemageren
Jahreskreis (4 fonts) by Typographer Mediengestaltung ------------------------------------------------

Sites that have disappeared

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

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

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

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."

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

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

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

------------------------------------------------

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.