I recently purchased an antique images CD from Artefacts on Etsy, and I was delighted with the crisp, clear, 300dpi high resolution images it contained! The CD images are also available for purchase as individual sheets, with a nice discount for the purchase of 10 digital collage sheets. I found the antique graphics, photos, and ornamentals to be extremely versatile, useable on the whole and piecemeal, like I've done with the digital collage sheet below made from Artefacts CD images and parts of freebies from his blog, Artefacts-Antique Images. I added texture and shadows with Photoshop Elements, but this could easily be done with inks and pastels if you are a print/cut/paste/layer type of collage maker.
Gary Grayson, the artist behind Artefacts, is a Vietnam veteran and acclaimed graphics designer, now retired. A longtime collector of quality vintage graphics, he has over 10,000 images available - if you are looking for something in particular, he just may have it, and he welcomes inquiries!
This collage sheet and the images within it are for personal use only and available for download until Sunday, when they will magically develop watermarks. Each individual image contains copyright information. Permission to offer this digital download containing my original digital collages with Artefacts images granted by Gary Grayson.