I love collecting vintage images to use in my altered art projects and a great source is antique books; it's amazing what great art you can find in old books - the quality of the engravings back in the day was just fantastic.
I was lucky enough to purchase a 1924 edition of Herbert Norris' book Costume and Fashion the Evolution of European Dress through the Early Ages.
Here are some of the great art plates found inside the covers.
These can be printed and cut out or with a bit of playing in Photoshop the backgrounds can be removed and the people used in digital creations. The black and white images can be left as is, colored by hand or altered digitally - the possibilities are endless. What Fun and I have a whole book of these to play with.
Grins and Giggles,