Pochoir prints from Eugène Grasset’s 1896 portfolio “La Plante et ses Applications Ornementales sous la Direction.” Make your hallway look like heaven.

“Snowdrop.” Plate 31, page 59. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries.  Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n59/mode/1up

“Solomon’s Seal.” Plate 34, page 65. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries.  Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n65/mode/1up

“Nasturtium.” Plate 40, page 77. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries.  Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n77/mode/1up

Masks of the Zuni, taken from the 23rd annual report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, J. W. Powell, director. 1901-1902.

“Mask of ᵗkĭa’nilona (Owner of Springs): Front and Rear Views.” Page 75. Collections of the Boston Public Library.  Kahle/Austin Foundation and Omidyar Network, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via  https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbu23smit/page/n75/mode/1up?view=theater
a: Mask of Ko’yemshi; bc: Mask of Ko’mokätᵗsi: Front and Rear Views.” Page 91. Collections of the Boston Public Library.  Kahle/Austin Foundation and Omidyar Network, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbu23smit/page/n91/mode/1up?view=theater
“Mask of A Sayaᵗhlia (Warrior God).” Page 181. Collections of the Boston Public Library.  Kahle/Austin Foundation and Omidyar Network, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/annualreportofbu23smit/page/n181/mode/1up?view=theater

The post is taken from imagery at archive.org but I got the idea here https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/zuni-masks and have used their descriptions instead of making them out myself to save time. More coming from this fabulous work!

More happy looking Edwardian dinosaurs. Plates from Henry Robert Knipe’s 1905 work “Nebula to Man.”

“Stegosaurus Ungulatus: Top of highest plate, about 11 feet from ground.” Page 142. J Smith, artist. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=142
“Diplodoci Carnegiei and Ornithotestes.” Page 145. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=145
“Brontosaurus: Remains found in Jurassic strata of Wyoming, USA.” Page 149. J Smith, artist. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=149&size=125
“Reptiles of the Cretaceous Period: Lelaps and Hadrosaurus.” Page 182. Collections of the University of California. Digitalized by the Internet Archive. In the public domain due to age. via https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc2.ark:/13960/t51g0kn2t&view=1up&seq=182&size=125

Visions of a China that isn’t coming back, illustrations from “China, in a series of views: displaying the scenery, architecture, and social habits of that ancient empire.” Published in London in 1843, it was written by Thomas Allom.

“Chinese cemetery.” Frontispiece. Page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/chinainseriesofv3to4allo/page/n5/mode/1up
“The Woo Tang Mountains.” Page 12. Drawn by T. Allom. T. A. Prior, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/chinainseriesofv3to4allo/page/n12/mode/1up
“Hall of Audience, Palace of Yuen min Yuen, Peking.” Page 17. Drawn by T. Allom. E. Brandard, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/chinainseriesofv3to4allo/page/n17/mode/1up
“Landing Place and Entrance to the Temple of Honan, Canton.” Page 10. From a sketch on the spot by T. Varnham, Esquire and drawn by T. Allom. C. T. Dixon, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/chinainseriesofv3to4allo/page/10/mode/1up
“The Proof-sword Rock, Hoo-kew-Shan.” Page 12. Drawn by T. Allom. J. Sands, engraver. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/chinainseriesofv3to4allo/page/12/mode/1up

Thomas Allom was a an English architect, artist and topographical illustrator who lived from 1804 to 1872. He Illustrated a great many travel books, including this one.

Make your back hall look like Queen Victoria’s conservatory. Pochoir prints from Eugène Grasset’s 1896 portfolio “La Plante et ses Applications Ornementales sous la Direction.”

“Couronne Imperiale.” Plate 16. Page 35. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n35/mode/1up
“Geranium Sauvage.” Plate 19, page 41. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n41/mode/1up
‘Cyclamen.” Plate 22. Page 45. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/planteetsesappl00Gras/page/n45/mode/1up

More imagery from a 1921 edition of Aleksandr Pushkin’s fairy tale “Conte de tsar Saltan et de son fils: le glorieux et puissant prince Gvidon Saltanovitch, et de sa belle princesse Cygne” . Published in Paris by Éditions De La Sirène, it was illustrated by Natalia Goncharova.

Page 2. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/contedetsarsalta00push/page/n2/mode/1up
Page 3. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/contedetsarsalta00push/page/n3/mode/1up
Page 5. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/contedetsarsalta00push/page/n5/mode/1up

What you need to show the wallpaper people when they come over and want to see designs you like. Lithographs from C. J. Richardson’s 1851 work “Studies of ornamental design.” F. Bedford and Day & Son, lithographers. Published in London by John Weale.

Title page. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n7/mode/2up
Page 9. Page 7. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n9/mode/2up
Page 34. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n34/mode/1up
“Jewel Embroidery.” Page 36. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n36/mode/1up
Page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n40/mode/1up
“Ceiling of the Sala di Cambio, Perugia. Painted in 1500 by Pietro Perugino and his pupils.” Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n46/mode/1up
“Chalice from the church of San Dominico at Perugia.” Page 48, Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n48/mode/1up
“Ancient German applique, embroidery. Page 50. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n50/mode/1up
“Pattern for applique embroidery.” Page 52. Collections of and digitalized by the Boston Public Library. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/studiesofornamen00rich/page/n52/mode/1up

Flower pictures, these from 1878. Illustrations taken from “Vick’s Flower and Vegetable Garden” Published by James Vick in Rochester, New York.

“Annuals.” Page 74. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/74/mode/1up
“Perennials.” Page 120. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/120/mode/1up
“Lillies.” Page 144. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/144/mode/1up
“Hardy bulbs.” Page 154. Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries. In the public domain due to age. via https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/46834115?utm_medium=social_media&utm_source=blog&utm_campaign=Collections%20Highlight&utm_content=Smithsonian%20Libraries#page/154/mode/1up

Plates from F. B. Spilsbury’s 1823 work “Picturesque scenery in the Holy Land and Syria : delineated during the campaigns of 1799 and 1800” .

“A market in Acre.” Page 50. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n50/mode/1up
“A burial place at Beirut.” Page 53. Page 50. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n53/mode/1up
“Zeta near Jaffa in Syria.” Page 63. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n63/mode/1up
“Arab Huts at Zeta.” Page 66. Drawn and engraved by W. Stack after a drawing by F. B. Spilsbury. Collectjons of the Beirut Heritage Society. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/picturesque-scenery-in-the-holy-land-and-syria/page/n66/mode/1up

F. B. Spilsbury was a surgeon with the British army so these are engravings made from drawings he did while in Syria and the Holy Land when it was part of the Ottoman Empire and ruled from Constantinople (Istanbul). At that time the Holy Land (now Israel, the west bank and Gaza) which was the Palestinian eyelet of province along with Jordan, Lebanon and Syria made up the Ottoman province of Syria which was governed from Beirut.

Plates from the 1888 work “P. T. Barnum’s Menagerie: text and illustrations arranged for little people” by P. T. Barnum and Sarah J. Burke.

Lions and lion tamer. Page 8. Collections of the San Francisco Public Library. California State Library Califa/LSTA Grant, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/ptbarnumsmenager00barn/page/n8/mode/1up
Bears. Page 11. Collections of the San Francisco Public Library. California State Library Califa/LSTA Grant, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/ptbarnumsmenager00barn/page/n11/mode/1up
Monkeys, birds and prairie dogs. Page 15. Collections of the San Francisco Public Library. California State Library Califa/LSTA Grant, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/ptbarnumsmenager00barn/page/n15/mode/1up
Cats and rabbits. Page 16. Collections of the San Francisco Public Library. California State Library Califa/LSTA Grant, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/ptbarnumsmenager00barn/page/n16/mode/1up