Here you will find a list of items, products and services as well as information that I have found beneficial in one way or another. I hope you will find something of benefit to you as well.
For thousands of gorgeous vintage images, many of them at high resolution (so able to be enlarged!). BibliOdyssey’s images are all neatly stored in Peacay’s Flickr stream. I definitely recommend checking this one out!
DAVID RUMSEY MAP COLLECTION
For a huge collection of maps scanned at very high resolution. Registration is required to export maps at their full size (which is often larger than two meters!). Search for maps via this category page.
NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL GALLERY
For thousands (upon thousands!) of free printables. Most images are at low resolution so can’t be enlarged though are great for standard certificate sized frames and/or matting.
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
For over three hundred lovely scientific historic pear watercolours. Image links are displayed in a text-based table. To view thumbnails instead click the link at the top of the table.
For thousands of downloadable large-scale botanical illustrations. This site is a vast digital library of historic botanical literature so much of the content is text. To find images, open a book and scroll to ‘Plate’ or ‘Illustration’ in the ‘Pages’ list. To download an image click the straight arrow icon in the navigation tab.
THE GRAPHICS FAIRY
For a huge range of beautiful vintage graphics. Many at large-scale or in high resolution. Visit the search page to browse by category.