18th century old school line art

Charlie D's picture

Anyone know where I can find such illustrations? In particular I am looking for science related drawings or tools and simple machines that were used back then. (around the american revolution time period late 1700s-early 1800s) They can be things I am just grabbing off the internet, not necessarily royalty free or rights managed as this is just for spec and will eventually be illustrated. Anybody know of any sites? Thanks.

Greg's picture

I can't think of anywhere

I can't think of anywhere I've seen what you're looking for but you can always try google and teh Adobe Studio Exchange (http://share.studio.adobe.com/)


bteverybody's picture


Have you tried searching the Wikipedia? The Inventions section of the 18th century has links to articles about Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin, and other inventions. I hope this helps some.


Korteenea's picture

I don't know of any site,

I don't know of any site, persay, but Dover Books makes all sorts of pictoral archive books that have tons of these sorts of illustrations completely royalty-free. The books are pretty cheap too.. $20 or so each, and they range across many different topics.

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