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British Library Images

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Bart from opengameart.org found a pretty nice link, I'd like to share.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary

This is the flickr account of the British Library. It offers a lot of images under public domain.
Some of these pictures could be used in addons, especially when it comes to story pictures.

Little disadvantage, you might need a flickr acount to download these :doh:.
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Looks cool.

You don't need a flickr account to download them. You can use these tricks:
1. Screenshot the image, crop it.
2. Browser will keep the image in cache, finds its cache on disk and use search to look for recent .jpg files.
3. Open the page source and use search to look for the .jpg pattern, the first match is the image:

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Good article about free images is here:

http://wptavern.com/13-sources-for-free ... sed-images

" I was able to locate 13 high quality sources for finding images that are suitable for inclusion in GPL-licensed works. All of the following sites explicitly state a Public Domain or CC0 license for the images collected".

I myself use Pixabay mostly.
British library is on the list of this 13 too as Public Domain.
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Nice collection. It still misses opengameart.org and openbundle.org.
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Dugi wrote:Looks cool.

You don't need a flickr account to download them. You can use these tricks:
1. Screenshot the image, crop it.
2. Browser will keep the image in cache, finds its cache on disk and use search to look for recent .jpg files.
3. Open the page source and use search to look for the .jpg pattern, the first match is the image:
You can also right click -> View Background Image
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You can get some free images here https://creazilla.com/
Btw, you don't need to register there

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The Smithsonian Open Access offers more than 2,8 million items (images in 2D and 3D art), which can be used for free.

https://www.si.edu/openaccess

Most items of the collection are listed under a Creative Commons Zero license, however some of the images might not be Creative Common.

Watch for the creative common logo and read https://www.si.edu/termsofuse, which items can be used, and which not.
Here you see the CC0 Logo, if that is shown, it is ok to use it.
Here you see the CC0 Logo, if that is shown, it is ok to use it.




If you want to know more about CC0 check: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Happy research. :eng: ;)
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Smithsonian Open Access Results

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These are my result with the pictures from Smithsonian Open Access Results.
If you find use for it in your campaigns, you can use them.


Sources: CC0

https://www.si.edu/object/saam_1929.6.112

Abbott Handerson Thayer, born Boston, MA 1849-died Dublin, NH 1921 from 1887
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Gellatly


https://www.si.edu/object/saam_1998.42

William Baxter Closson, born Thetford, VT 1848-died Hartford, CT 1926 from ca. 1912
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. W. Lielnors
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Thanks for sharing this

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Here is a list of good images, which are available on CC0, please recheck the given copyright information in the links.
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Vision of Sainted Benedictine Monk
Francesco Saverio Mergolo, Italian, 1746–1786
https://www.si.edu/object/vision-sainte ... 38-88-4378

Second Intermezzo, for La Liberazione di Tirenno e. D'Arnea
Andrea Salvadori, Italian, 1591–1634; Jacques Callot, French, 1592–1635
https://www.si.edu/object/second-interm ... 1962-192-5

Stage Design: Curtain, The Workshop of Apollo
Felice Giani, Italian, 1758–1823
https://www.si.edu/object/stage-design- ... 01-39-3182

Figures paying homage to a knight
Gift of Hugh Cassel
https://www.si.edu/object/figures-payin ... 958-143-20

Pages and Knights, Frontispiece for "The Man at Arms"
Edwin Howland Blashfield, American, 1848–1936
https://www.si.edu/object/pages-and-kni ... _1957-58-5

Suit of Armor
Unidentified
https://www.si.edu/object/suit-armor:saam_1916.6.28

Old Italian Masters
Timothy Cole, born London, England 1852-died Poughkeepsie, NY 1931
https://www.si.edu/object/old-italian-m ... 1974.39.59

(Figurine Series) Armored Man, Holding Spear
Salvator Rosa, Italian, born Naples, Italy 1615-died Rome, Italy 1673
https://www.si.edu/object/figurine-seri ... 979.135.76

"Armor of 1440; Best Epoch"
Edwin Howland Blashfield, American, 1848–1936
https://www.si.edu/object/armor-1440-be ... 1957-58-24

"Armor of 800. Time of Charlemagne"
Edwin Howland Blashfield, American, 1848–1936
https://www.si.edu/object/armor-800-tim ... 1957-58-25

Trophy of Weapons
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
https://www.si.edu/object/trophy-weapon ... 01-39-1319

A Trophy of Weapons Intended to be Executed in Painting
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
https://www.si.edu/object/trophy-weapon ... 01-39-1321

Lexington--Major Pitcarin's Pistols
Ernest C. Peixotto, born San Francisco, CA 1869-died New York City 1940
https://www.si.edu/object/lexington-maj ... _1963.6.44

Trophy with Weapons
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
https://www.si.edu/object/trophy-weapon ... 01-39-1318

Cave Scene
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of John Watts De Peyster
John O'Brien Inman, born New York City 1828-died Fordham, NY 1896
https://www.si.edu/object/saam_XX98H

Stage Design, Cave and Temple
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
Alessandro Sanquirico, Italian, 1777 - 1849
https://www.si.edu/object/chndm_1938-88-283


Stage Design, Tomb in a Cave
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
Alessandro Sanquirico, Italian, 1777 - 1849
https://www.si.edu/object/chndm_1938-88-299

Stage Design, Caves
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
https://www.si.edu/object/chndm_1938-88-354

Stage Design, Oriental Buildings Amidst Caves and Rocks
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
Alessandro Sanquirico, Italian, 1777 - 1849
https://www.si.edu/object/chndm_1938-88-286

Stage Designs, Castle in Landscape and Temples and Caves
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
Alessandro Sanquirico, Italian, 1777 - 1849
https://www.si.edu/object/chndm_1938-88-285

Ruins, Krindi, Malta
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Martha F. Butler
Miner Kilbourne Kellogg, born Manlius Square, NY 1814-died Toledo, OH 1889
https://www.si.edu/object/saam_1991.56.258

Stage Design, Gothic Ruins
Vincenzo Mazzi, Italian, active 1748 - 1790
Mauro Braccioli, Italian, 1761 - 1810
https://www.si.edu/object/chndm_1938-88-187

Stage Design, Ruins of Temple
Romolo Achille Liverani, Italian, 1809 - 1872
Alessandro Sanquirico, Italian, 1777 - 1849
https://www.si.edu/object/chndm_1938-88-303
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