This themed downloadable image collection contains 50 great-quality illustrations, all of which can be used for practically anything you want to, as many times as you like, without paying royalties or commissions to anyone!
All of the lovely juvenile images are out of copyright and in the public domain in the UK, US and all countries that follow the same copyright rules - this means that even COMMERCIAL USE is absolutely fine!
Create card-making and scrap-booking embellishments and backgrounds, prints for framing, postcards, bookmarks, notelets, tags, calendars, stationery, place-mats, t-shirts, mugs, key-rings, jigsaws, fridge magnets, mouse-mats and so much more.
Anything you make can be for your own use or for sale - use the images over and over again without restriction!
Teachers - use these lovely illustrations in a slideshow to show your class or print them out to make collage items for your children's projects.
Designers - why spend time creating images to make your products from when you can use ready-made images instead?
All that we ask is that you don't sell the collection, as a whole or in part, as raw digital images in a similar way to ourselves. Simple!
A snapshot of all 50 illustrations is shown in our large collage picture (when you download you will of course get 50 individual uncropped, beautiful images!).
All of the illustrations in this collection are by Howard Pyle (1853-1911) and his sister Katharine Pyle (1863-1938) who were from Delaware, USA.
Howard Pyle began teaching art at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry (now Drexel University) in 1894. After 1900 he founded his own school of art and illustration, namely the Howard Pyle School of Illustration Art. Some of his notable students included N.C. Wyeth, Elenore Abbott, Ethel Franklin Betts, Anna Whelan Betts, Elizabeth Shippen Green and Jessie Willcox Smith.
Pyle is well-known for his illustrations of pirates and is credited with creating what is now the modern stereotype in pirate dress. His work influenced the design of the costumes of movie pirates such as Errol Flynn and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean.
In 1910 Pyle and his family went to Italy as he planned to study the old masters. He felt ill and drained of energy and after just a year there, he died in 1911 of a kidney infection at the age of 58.
Katharine Pyle is the sister of Howard Pyle, 10 years his junior. She was educated at the Women's Industrial School and Drexel Institute, then studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the New York Art Students' League.
She wrote over 30 books over the course of her career and illustrated others. Her work also appeared in the Ladies' Home Journal and Harper's Bazaar.
Images in this collection range from 1134 pixels wide/tall to 3570px wide/tall.