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The British Library releases 1000000 images into public domain for anyone to use, remix and re-purpose.

table for ghostly feasts

on the 12th of December the British Library announced:
“We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. TheseĀ images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft who then generously gifted the scanned images to us, allowing us to release them back into the Public Domain. The images themselves cover a startling mix of subjects: There are maps, geological diagrams, beautiful illustrations, comical satire, illuminated and decorative letters, colourful illustrations, landscapes, wall-paintings and so much more that even we are not aware of.”

more about the project here

view the entire collection here