Free images to use in your crafts, blog, etc.

Bike with a side car (Between 1940 and 1945)

Sure you can search Google images and come up with great results. But check to see the copyright status, it is unlawful to use copyrighted images even in collages.


Go directly to a site full of copyright free or public domain images. One of the best places to look is Flickr. Museums and archives are putting up historical images and photographs that you can use, and copyright status is easy to check. The most recent addition to “the commons” is the National Museum of Denmark, the source of the image above.

Mexican inaugural party musicians, 1921.

The mariachi photo above is also from Flickr’s commons. It is one of New York Public Library’s photos.

But you can find much more than photos.

Jolly Hallowe'en.

I saved the best for last – there are a ton of vintage images ripe for plucking. The vintage Halloween card above was also made available from the New York Public Library. Go take a look.

Author: Tricia

Craft addict, flickr lover, Librarian and Legend in her own room.

  • sazzy

    Yay!! Thank you! You saved me the searching…can’t wait to go thru some of these.

  • sazzy

    Omg! That could be me riding side saddle in the bike!

    • cheekyattitude

      Sazzy you crack me up.

      Thanks to you for the post idea. I often forget that most people don’t know about resources like this.
      Plus, having the links up here makes it an easy click for me as well.