Historical Book Images is a Tumblr site that
selectively presents illustrations from books scanned by the Internet Archive
for its eBooks and Texts collection. This segment of the Internet Archive,
online since 2004, has over 10,000,000 fully accessible books and texts.
Historical Book Images is surfacing interesting items from this large corpus
and making them available for more users to comment, reblog, and use for other
purposes (such as iPhone wallpaper). Want to see the whole book and more
images? Titles and page numbers are provided to make for easy searching in the
eBooks and Texts collection back at the Internet Archive, where you can see
full text as well as images, or click on any image to go to the Internet
Archive's Flickr stream. Historical Book Images is curated by Mark Sample, a
professor of Digital Studies at Davidson College in North Carolina.