above: acrobats poster
One of my favorite sites to search for visual stimuli, inspiration or maybe to kill a little time, is exploring the Library of Congress Digital Collection.
Back in the day, you were able to download fairly large TIFF files of a lot of visual print media on the Library of Congress website. That’s not true anymore. You have to jump through a few more hoops now but you can still find amazing art like these posters and a lot of other cool things at the site.
Royal Lilliputians poster – circa 1920’s
Harry Kellar poster