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Unknown artist. "Gim' me a kiss, Mirandy." Sheet music, 1917. Brown Digital Repository.

AIDS Poster Collection. Digitized poster about AIDS from 44 countries. From the UCLA Library.

American Social Hygiene Posters

American Song Sheets. 19th century American broadsides and song sheets. Duke University site.                                                                                                                                

Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature. University of Florida collection of over 6000 digitized books.

Bibliography of Print Publishers' Stocklists. List of publishers and dealers of prints active in Europe and the Americas before 1900.

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. At Ohio State University.

The Book of Zines: Readings from the Fringe. Includes links to many online zine resources.

British Library Illustrations digitized from 17th, 18th, and 19th century books. On Flickr Commons for "anyone to reuse, remix, or repurpose." FREELY available. Includes albums on various topics such as advertisements, children's books, and women of the world.

Collage: London Metropolitan Archives Online Image Database of Prints.

Comic Book Plus. Site for public domain comic books and related materials.

Digital Comic Museum. Public domain comics from the Golden Age.

Flickr: Internet Archive Book Images. Illustrations from public domain books.

Game On: AAS's Game Collection. Blog entry about the American Antiquarian Society's historical game collections with information about researching the catalog. Many entries have links to images.

George Clarke Print Collection Online Catalogue. Worcester College, University of Oxford.

Graphics Atlas: Print Identification and Exploration. Helpful site for identifying characteristics of different printmaking and photography techniques.

Hagströmer Medico-Historical Library. Scientific and medical illustrations from historical books

Heritage Scrapbooks: "Documenting a variety of scrapbooks on a variety of topics throughout the last 300 years."

John J. Audubon's Birds of America. Audubon Society site offering free high resolution images of the prints from this work.

John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera at the Bodleian Libraries. British history through graphic arts, strongest in 18th-20th century materials.

Kleiner Welt Spiegel by Johann Remmelin. Anatomical book published in 1661. Features movable flaps that can be raised to show various anatomical features. From the Internet Archive.

Labadie Collection of Political Posters. Digitized collection from the University of Michigan.

Lantern.  Collections of the Media History Digital Library, an open access database of media periodicals in the public domain.

Media History Digital Library. Film magazine collections.

Motco UK Directory and Image Database: Antique Maps, Prints & Books, relating to the city of London.

National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection. Postcards related to architecture and urban life in the United States.

New York Public Library Digital Collections Online. Includes book illustrations, photographs, prints, and more. Public domain images are free to use in high resolution downloads.

Nickels and Dimes. Digitized dime novels from the Albert Johannsen and Edward T. LeBlanc Collections at Northern Illinois University. Includes illustrated novels.

Polish Peace Posters. Printed for the World Peace Council between 1948 and 1978. SUNY at Buffalo Libraries Digital Collections.

Prints Source Page: compiled by Dr. Christopher L. C. E. Whitcombe of Bryn Mawr College.

Programme and Handbill Collection from the Royal Albert Hall Archive.  Over 40,000 programs from the opening ceremony in 1871 to the present.

Rembrandt Prints Online. 500 images from the Morgan Library's collection of Rembrandt etchings.

Robert Cushman Sheet Music Collection. At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library Digital Collections.

Science Gossip. Site asks users to help classify illustrations that appeared in Victorian natural history periodicals.

Turn of the Century Posters. From the New York Public Library.

Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels. "The first ever scholarly, primary source database focusing on adult comic books and graphic novels.

The Updike Collection Book Trade Portraits. Providence Public Library site featuring historical portrait prints of printers and booksellers.

Vancouver Public Library Zines @ VPL Guide. Includes links to other web resources on zines.

Vica Nazi Propaganda Comics. Produced in France during World War II. Duke University site.

Women of Illustration. Video series created for women artists. Tips on how to make it in the business, etc. David Bull's World of Woodblock Printmaking.

The Word on the Street. National Library of Scotland site devoted to the broadside.

World Digital Library.  Free access to "significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world."