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Old 09-22-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Illustration sources

Are there any good sources to get illustrations from to put into an ebook that you would like to convert? I would definitely like to be able to add in illustrations from the original book, or as close as possible to the original published date, but since I do not have the original, I cannot scan them in myself.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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you might check on the internet archive ; sometimes they have full scans including the illustrations.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:06 AM   #3
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Google Books is another good source of page scans.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:11 AM   #4
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I like the Internet Archive better, because you can get the raw scans at high resolution and in a picture format (not inside a PDF), and work from them.
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:13 AM   #5
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Internet archive is great, when its search engine is working. I find that, more often than not, if I try to use it during a weekday, the search engine is broken.
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:27 AM   #6
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I haven't had any problems so far with searching in Internet Archive; but would site searches from Google be an alternative?

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site:www.archive.org "charles dickens" "text"
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:19 AM   #7
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I found this the other day while I was searching Google Images.

Don't know how searchable it is, but it's awesome to browse.

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EDIT: It's not just comics, not by a long shot.

EDIT2: Check this out, for instance.

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Old 10-07-2009, 04:43 AM   #8
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Excellent resource! Thanks
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:06 AM   #9
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Yeah, I hope someone makes an Alice in Wonderland after seeing that link.



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Old 12-16-2009, 02:50 PM   #10
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Found this too...

... and thought I should document it.

Sci-Fi-O-Rama.

If you like sci-fi, it seems a great resource.

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