These images represent the various species of fish, marine mammals, and shellfish that were considered to be of economic value in the late 1800s. In addition to many varieties of fish, you'll find pictures of whales and sea lions, manatees, crabs and shellfish, a few seashells, even a few maps. The images have a mostly sepia / brown tone, as you can see in the samples.
These beautifully naturalistic and detailed antique pictures are perfect to print for cardmaking, scrapbooking, altered art projects, tags, magnets, decoupage and other crafts, even jewelry making! Excellent un-tapped resource for artists and home crafters as well as decorators. Create cards, collage, mixed media, assemblage, decoupage, gift tags and hang tags, labels, primitives, jewelry, fabric arts, and endless other creative projects. The only limit is your imagination.
About These Images
These images are adapted from the 1880s Historical Atlas "USEFUL AQUATIC ANIMALS." Many of the original etchings are beautiful works of art that transcend the original purpose of describing a species. The care taken in producing these images was remarkable. Scale structure, facial appearance, teeth, and many other details of external appearance are apparent in these images.
Using These Images
DOWNLOAD: Images will be sent in a zipped file.
COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE TO EDIT. Can be printed directly onto any paper, card stock, tissue, vellum, transparencies, stickers, labels, even fabric transfers to make quilt designs and embroidery patterns for personal use. Whatever will work in your printer!
All images are 300 dpi. These are easy-to-use JPG images.
Longest side is typically 2400 pixels in height. This will be approximately 8 inches when printed at 300 dpi (can be resized before printing, down to very small). Images are aproximately 8x5 inches when printed at 300 dpi.
Samples shown may be smaller than actual images. Images are NOT watermarked.
Dos and Don'ts
Copyright 2009 Lunagirl Images. All images are offered under license.
Buyer (the licensee) may print the images in this collection for personal use in printed form. Digital images may not be resold or redistributed in digital format.
You may print unlimited copies of images for your own non-commercial personal or educational use, and alter them for your own non-commercial use as well. Please note that this permission is for you, the purchaser, only (images may not be forwarded to others). You are welcome to sell your one-of-a-kind altered art and handmade items that incorporate these images.
Use of digital images in commercial graphic design, professional advertising or marketing, or media production, creation of design resources for sale, or sale of craft supplies, unaltered prints, or items in large numbers, requires permission and/or additional commercial use license.