British Library posts 1m copyright-free images online


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#2

not terribly impressed with the image quality.

Image taken from page 701 of 'History of Vermont, etc'


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Titled "Switzerland in the nineteenth century. Edited by Swiss writers headed by P. Seippel"
Not sure about the caption.


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Yup, looks like it was done with Macpaint.
I wonder how hard it would be to (automatically) convert these all to vector art.


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Most of the illustrations can be expanded by clicking with a magnifying glass icon. I liked the album selection.


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This is how you scan an engraving for the web. Each line individually resolvable by the eye

The Works of Publius Virgilius Maro: Translated, Adorned with Sculpture, and illustrated with Annotations

(download the 8 Megapixel image for full res)

No, the full text isn’t there (just two pages), but I’m not so sure that the British Library has placed fulltext online.


#7

This has been around for over two years.


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Perhaps some folks who could make good use of the images missed the news of its initial launch.


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Heh, heh, and you’ve been around here for over two years…and that looks to be your first comment. :wink: Glad to see you’re making headway. :smiley:

Also: Welcome!


#10

“Buffalo Bill! The Buckskin King or the Amazon of the West” Are they questioning William Cody’s sexuality?


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Thank you for the welcome. I used to read BB on a regular basis but didn’t comment much, even before bbs, but I reserved a name anyway. I happened to see a Xeni tweet that brought me to this post. I guess I was just surprised that BB didn’t cover it when it first happened in December 2013.


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Thanks for your gracious reply. I was a bit worried that I might have offended by teasing a bit. I myself don’t post all that much. Again, welcome!


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