The internet is a beautiful thing. Not only can you watch as many funny cat videos as you want, any time day or night, but there is a wealth of royalty-free content out there begging for you to do something with it. The following websites are ones that I have used in the past when I am looking for historical photos or vintage illustrations. Whether or not you want to actually use the image itself in a piece of art, what you find can inspire you to create something new.
The British Library – Images Online
You can go to this massive repository and find tons of photos. Make sure to try a few different search terms for the same things, you never know who put in the keyword tags.
New York City Public Library – Digital Collections
NYC recently made over 600,000 images available, including vintage fashion plates. Many of…
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