Wikicommons: Public Domain Images

You may have noticed in your delighted perusing of our delightful blog that many (or most) of our images are sourced from Wikicommons.

So a short explanation: Wikicommons is a database of images, sounds, and videos (with the emphasis on the images) that fall under the public domain. For students of literature, it’s useful not just to find images of writers, but also to find illustrations and artwork depicting or inspired by the texts they study. As we run out of time and funding on the Great Writers Inspire Project, we’ll be able to upload fewer of the images we’d like to get on our site, so it’s worth doing a little exploring yourself. Enjoy!


About Kate O'Connor

Kate O'Connor works as Publicity & Outreach Director for Post5 Theatre, Literary Assistant and Office Manager for the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, and Dramaturgy Intern for the Profile Theatre. She earned her M.St. in English Literature 1550-1700 at Lincoln College, University of Oxford and a BA in English from Stanford University. As an undergraduate she worked as the research assistant to Prof. David Riggs and as Literary Intern for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
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