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Vintage Panoramic Photographs: 1000 Images

Vintage Panoramic Photographs: 1000 Images

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1,000 vintage photos -- "panorama" and aerial photographs, printable images for crafts scrapbooks altered art jewelry small prints and cards.
(Please note these are intended for printing in sizes for crafts, not for large prints! We offer individual digital files for large prints ~ email us for information.)
Amazing panoramic photographs of cities and towns in the early 1900s, colleges and universities, vintage flapper bathing beauties on parade, Edwardian ladies and gents in vintage fashions, group gatherings of all sorts, vintage baseball teams races and other sports images, devastating fires and floods, gorgeous antique panoramas of majestic mountains, valleys, redwoods, bridges, and waterfalls (including Niagara Falls), and a whole lot more.

  • American Skylines
  • American Towns
  • Bathing Beauties & Beach Scenes
  • Bridges Dams & Panama Canal
  • City Scenes & Buildings
  • Crowd Scenes
  • Disasters Natural & Military
  • European & South American Scenes
  • Groups & Gatherings
  • Industry & Agriculture
  • Majestic Scenery
  • North American Harbors & Waterfronts
  • Parks Inns & Stately Homes
  • Planes Trains Automobiles Ships
  • Schools Universities & Students
  • Sports
  • Waterfalls 

Great for for any one interested in vintage images, photography, American history and cities, Edwardian and Twenties fashion. And they are just truly fascinating to browse!  

Excellent resource for artists and home crafters.  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. 

The History of Panoramic Photography:

The desire to show overviews of landscapes, cities, and historical scenes gave rise to panoramic photographs early in the history of photography.  The first panoramas, in the 1840s through late 1800s, were created by placing two or more daguerreotype plates side by side.  The lines between plates are still visible on many of these photographs.

By the end of the 1800s, special cameras were manufactured for taking panoramic photographs.  These worked by either the lens or both the lens and the film actually rotating while the camera stood on a tripod.  Some could produce full 360-degree photographs.

By 1900 mass-produced panoramic cameras were available.  Al-Vista, Eastman Kodak, and Conley offered panoramic cameras for the amateur photographer.  These made small panoramas about twelve inches long with a nearly 180-degree view.  Meanwhile, commercial photographers used the Cirkut camera, patented in 1904, which used large format film and could capture 360-degree views up to 20 feet long.  These were used to create many of the city views and group portraits in this collection. 

Some photographers went to great lengths to capture their images.  For example, George Lawrence specialized in aerial views, climbing high towers and even shooting pictures from flimsy cages suspended from balloons to photograph cities.  Finally he invented a method using a camera suspended from kites!  He also developed a flash powder for indoor banquet photography in the days before electric lights.  Flash powder in as many as 350 locations would be simultaneously exploded by a single charge.  When viewing these antique images, remember the ingenuity that went into creating them!


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!

 IMAGES ARE 96-150 DPI. 

Images are JPG.  Shortest side is consistently 420 pixels.  Longest side is typically between 1000 and 2500 pixels. This will be approximately 6-16 inches long at 150 dpi (can be resized before printing, down to very small).  Samples may be smaller than actual images. Images are NOT watermarked.

Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel  free to email us and we'll be glad to help.


Dos and Don'ts 

Copyright  2007, 2015, Lunagirl Images. All images are offered under license. 

You may print unlimited copies of images or collage sheets 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 (if your work is sold or displayed online or published in a magazine, blog, etc., include credit to  

Images may not be resold or redistributed, and there are limits on commercial use (see full license/terms for details). 

Use 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.  

Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel free to email us and we'll be glad to help.

PLEASE READ FULL LICENSE/TERMS before purchasing. Thanks for visiting! 

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