British Library releases over a million public domain images

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The British Library uploaded over one million scanned images to Flickr, designating them as public domain for all to share and use. Quartz has an article about the project.

I like this image from an 1890 copy of The Aldine “O'er Land and Sea Library. It shows a man being attacked by a "school of hungry dog fish." It is exactly the kind of sensationalistic illustration that was used countless times on the covers of men's "adventure" magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. Take a gander at the examples below.

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"Spider attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Monkey attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Weasle attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Scorpion attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Monkey attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Hyena attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Bear attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Giant otter attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Monkey attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Rhino attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Flying squirrel attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Bobcat attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Crab attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Bat attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Octopus attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Komodo dragon attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

mean-animals18"Leeches attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Turtles attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"

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"Fish attack! How the fuck did I get myself into this situation?"/>

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