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Picture of the Week

This is where I get to pick out my favorite public domain images from Reusable Art and share them with you. They generally come from the most recent images I’ve added to the site, so checking out my Picture of the Week posts will also give you quick access to some of the best images I’ve added to the site.

You never know what you might find here. One week it might be a beautiful bird painting by Louis Agassiz Fuertes and another week it might be a line drawing of a train.

My hope is that by sharing some of the best pictures of the week that I’ve posted that you will learn more about the wonderful vintage art that can be found on Reusable Art and be inspired to use it to create your own artistic wonders.

Christmas is Coming!

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Well, I know I’m a bit early but I also know crafters are already gearing up for the Christmas season. Whether making items to sell or to give to friends and families, Christmas crafting combines the traditions of yesterday with the modern crafting techniques and tools of today. And, after Denver residents saw snowfalls of […]

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Umbrella Girl Story

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This collection of pictures tells its own story. The story of a naughty little girl who wanted to go outside in the rain in order to play with an umbrella. Through a series of charming black and white drawings we watch as the little girl and her little dolly go on an adventure that leads […]

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Picture of the Week – Serene Swans

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Recent weeks have led to the addition of several new vintage swan images but this unattributed illustration remains my favorite in the category. It was published in Stories of Whitminster back in 1873 by the publishing firm of William P. Nimmo of Edinburgh. I haven’t been able to find any information about Mr. Nimmo other […]

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Zoo Nightmare

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Something totally different this week that flips reality and turns it into an interesting conversation piece. This image appeared in the children’s magazine Harper’s Young People in the November 25th, 1879 edition. It depicts the zoo as seen by a zoo-keeper in his nightmare. It’s the people who are in cages and the animals who […]

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Winter Silhouette

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Today marked the day we finally began planting our vegetable garden. While the sun is brightly shining and the bees are humming, it seemed like the perfect day to honor a great vintage illustration that celebrates winter.

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