Welcome to Free Vintage Art!

FreeVintageArt.com is all about vintage, public domain images for crafters and artisans to enjoy.

It wouldn’t be any fun if you couldn’t safely use the images I’ve included here, so I’ve made every effort to ensure that every one of our free vintage images are in the public domain under American copyright law.

Original publication information is included to honor the artists as well as document the copyright status of each free vintage image.

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American Indian Flowers
King Mackerel Drawing
Long-eared Sunfish
The Graduate
Bird Eggs

Animal Images

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House Fly Drawing

June 14, 2014

Vintage house fly drawing from a book about New Zealand pests that dates back to the early 1900s. Several online sources identify the book as public domain in the USA.

spider Colorful Spider Drawing
January 3, 2014


ichneumon Ichneumon Fly Drawing
December 31, 2013


Asian Designs

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Pink Flowers on Yellow Background

February 3, 2014

Wonderful Oriental design with pink flowers, green leaves and designs on a bright yellow background. Pure Asian flair and drama with this vintage pattern.

lxxxvii-6 Chinese Flower Print
February 3, 2014


Bird Drawings

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Bird Eggs

July 27, 2014

A color printed book plate of bird eggs. Nine different bird species and their eggs are represented. Mostly brown-spotted blue eggs one a pinkish color.

Salmon-crested Cockatoo-thumb Cockatoo Drawing
July 25, 2014


shrike-drawing Black and White Bird Drawing
July 23, 2014


Clothing

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The Graduate

August 15, 2014

The graduate drawing depicts a male student dressed in a red graduation gown with mortarboard and book. It is in the public domain in the United States.

yellow-silk-chiffon-thumb 1920 Party Dress
July 3, 2014


pattern-6693 Shirtwaist Blouse 1915
June 21, 2013


Coloring Pages

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Girl & Flowers Coloring Page

March 10, 2014

Vintage, printable girl and flowers coloring page by the artist Fanny Young Cory and offered for printing and downloading by FreeVintageArt.com.

English-Home English House Coloring Page
January 21, 2014


bridge Town Bridge Coloring Page
December 20, 2013


Designs and Patterns

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American Indian Flowers

August 26, 2014

Free Vintage Art showcases six American Indian Flowers that were used to decorate baskets. Great for doodles, embroidery or other creative works.

Fashion Plates

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Blue Shirtwaist Blouse

July 26, 2013

Illustration from a 1915 woman’s magazine depicting a popular fashion trend – a medium dark shirtwaist blouse with added lace, tucks and a small bow at the neck.

1903 no 37 -sm L’Art et la Mode 1903 #37
July 19, 2013


1903-49-top L’Art et la Mode 1903 #49
June 23, 2013


Fish Drawings

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King Mackerel Drawing

August 19, 2014

The thumbnail for this fish drawing is a bit sneaky as it only shows a portion of this fish. It’s a nice long drawing that includes the entire fish.

long-eared-sunfish Long-eared Sunfish
August 19, 2014


Flowers

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California Poppy Drawing

July 2, 2014

Simple, vintage, black and white California poppy drawing. These flowers are the largest blooms produced by a native Californian plant.

single-dahlia-1896 Dahlia Flowers Drawing
June 7, 2014


waratah-flower Waratah Flower
April 18, 2014


Food Images

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It’s Beech-Nut

December 27, 2013

What a delicious secret a group of young boys are sharing on this vintage trade card. The wonderful marmalade that they are all enjoying is Beech Nut.

cover2 Vintage Butterfly Image with Strawberries
December 18, 2013


Frames & Designs

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Floral Card

July 24, 2014

Vintage floral card drawing with a notecard embedded in the design. Red and yellow tulips add a pop of color along with green leaves and hot pink flowers.

floral-frame Book Plate Frame
July 20, 2014


love-birds-2 Love Bird Frame
July 4, 2014


Humor

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Skating Image

February 10, 2014

Fun, vintage skating image advertising road skates as a more pleasurable alternative to slipping and falling on ice skates

Landscape Images

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Vintage Texas State Postcard

June 19, 2014

Vintage Texas State postcard with 5 of the state’s most iconic symbols – the state itself, the oil industry, longhorn cattle, the capitol and bluebonnets.

Portland-Harbor Portland Harbor
April 11, 2014


red-cross-snow-empty Snowy Scene, A Vintage Advertising Poster
February 14, 2014


Patriotic Art

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Signing the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2014

Signing the Declaration of Independence, July 4th, the anniversary of the birth of the United States. Vintage postcard suitable for printing.

america-first America First
June 4, 2014


patriotic_wishes Patriotic Wishes
February 8, 2014


People Images

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First Glance

July 22, 2014

A first glance. Will it lead to more or will it just be another anonymous person who crosses our path? Vintage PD drawing capturing that moment of chance.

asenath Asenath
June 13, 2014


046 Girl & Flowers Coloring Page
March 10, 2014


Printable Tags & Labels

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Boy and Girl Christmas Gift Tags

December 9, 2013

A pair of printable boy and girl Christmas gift tags featuring children with their new toys at the beach. They are both dressed in matching sailor outfits.

tan-tag Christmas Gift Tags
December 6, 2013


holly-gift-tags Christmas Tags
December 4, 2013


Transportation Images

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Early Transportation Lithograph

February 12, 2014

With a 1906 touring car and perhaps the Wright Brother’s famous Bi-plane, this colorful vintage transportation image is one of the best I’ve found.

excelsior-lightweight Excelsior Lightweight Motorcycle
December 26, 2013


train-feat Oncoming Train
December 2, 2013


Vintage Advertising Images

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Estey Organ Advertising Image

July 2, 2014

The Estey Organ Company was at one time the largest in the world. Gone now but wonderful advertising images along with the organs themselves remain.

red-cross-snow-empty Snowy Scene, A Vintage Advertising Poster
February 14, 2014


patin-skates-2 Skating Image
February 10, 2014


Vintage Images for the Holidays

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Christmas Card Template

June 1, 2014

Vintage Christmas card template that oddly enough was the title page of an old Dutch book on science. I think it would be much better template for making Christmas cards.

Easter-81sqr Best Easter Wishes
April 20, 2014


easter-chick-feinberg A Happy Easter
April 20, 2014


Vintage Wallpaper

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Vintage Grasscloth Wallpaper

August 21, 2013

Vintage grasscloth wallpaper design offered for downloading in the original blue, or in pink, green or orange variations. Use them individually or as a set.

background-flowers-blue-orange-sm Vintage Floral Endpaper
July 26, 2013


set-2-repeat Repeating Rose Pattern
June 27, 2013