“In keeping with its ambition to become the world’s most open institution of its kind, the British Library has released over a million public domain illustrations and other images to the public through Flickr for anyone to reuse, remix or repurpose. So far, these images, which range from Restoration-era cartoons to colonial explorers’ early photographs, have been used on rugs, album covers, gift tags, a mapping project, and an art installation at the Burning Man festival in Nevada, among other things.”
So, TeleReaders, have at it! What would you like to use the images for?
About the shown illustration: It’s from Page 195 of Local Poetry. Songs and poems, relating to the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, or incidents connected therewith (1780s).