British Library releases 1 million images on Flickr

Not directly fashion related, but I’m sure fashion students will find the content of some of these historical images useful, particularly costume design students.

NTU Art & Design Library

The British Library has released 1 million images to Flickr Commons, that can be reused, remixed and repurposed by anybody.  Most of the images are taken from 17th, 18th and 19th Century books, which cover a wide range of different subjects.

There’s more about this on the British Library’s blog, and the images themselves are available here.

There are maps:

There are illustrations:

There are also early photographs:

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