My mother-in-law saved several children's books from before 1920's. I will be sharing some of those images here, from time to time.
The first images are from the book "Folk Tales from Many Lands" . It was published in England (so long ago that the date is not available), and the illustrator was Willy Pogany. Above you see the title page.
The detail in the many black and white illustrations is amazing. I've removed the text from the image above so you can use the frame in your artwork.
Because Christmas is on my brain, I thought you might be able to use a couple of elf images (from the same book). They have been changed to sepia images and resized for use in a collage or Christmas card.
Hope you enjoy these. If there is anything I can do to make these images more useful, please leave me a comment, and I will try to accommodate.