Tag Archives: Public Domain

Download: Italian Photo Back, 1890s

27 Jun

Here is another great photo back made for the studio Fratelli D’Alessandri in the 1890s. This particular design was taken from the back of a portrait of the crown prince, Victor Emmanuel III of Savoy, who would later become the king of Italy.

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Downloads Now Available!

24 Jun

PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES: All images on the downloads page can be used guilt-free, however you like. Images I find in public archives will always be 100% free to use. I’m currently in the process of scanning in my collection of print ephemera, which will be available soon as high resolution downloads for 99 cents. These will be 300dpi, so you can easily print them out, frame them, make art with them, or whatever else you can concoct. If you find these useful, please help me get the word out and share some link love!

Download: Bregenz Photo Back, 1800s

24 Jun

This gorgeous design is from a photo back made in the late 1800s. It was a pretty big deal to have your photo taken in the 1800s and so, naturally, it was delivered to the buyer in a well-designed thick paper holder. The photographer would use the container as a way to advertise their studio to the customer’s friends who would surely ‘ooo’ and ‘ahh’ over it.

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