Golden Age Animal Illustrations Gallery
Looking for animal illustrations? Maybe a bunny? Or just the right horse? Or a butterfly? Golden Age Illustration might hold the inspiration you are looking for.
In this Gallery you'll find a menagerie, samples of vintage animal art produced between 1880 and 1920.
Artists created a fantastic beastiary beginning in the 1850s,including elephants, giraffes, penguins, and kangaroos, creatures unfamiliar at that time in Europe and America.
As zoos and circuses became popular, people wanted to learn more about exotic birds and mammals from faraway lands. Some Golden Age illustrators specializing in animal art traveled worldwide drawing creatures in their natural habitats.
Animals rendered realistically or as cartoon characters became and still are favorite subjects for children's books and stories.
On the Image Galleries Page, you can find more examples of
(More animals are on their way....coming soon to this page!)
For hints on how to incorporate vintage royalty-free illustration in your design projects, see
You can find Golden Age animal art on gift cards you can customize at the Windgate Time Machine at Zazzle.
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