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‘Wellcome’ addition to images in the public domain

Credit: Annie Cavanagh, Wellcome Images

Credit: Annie Cavanagh, Wellcome Images

Earlier this year – but only recently reported by the Public Domain Review – over 100,000 images from the historical holdings of London’s Wellcome Library were made freely available through the Wellcome Images website.

They were released under the Creative Commons-Attribution only licence and can be downloaded directly from the website for any personal or commercial use. Continue reading →

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Pollen in the public domain

german pollenNineteenth-century German illustrations of pollen “in extreme magnification” have recently entered the public domain.

So reports the Public Domain Review, an online journal and not-for-profit project whose organizers keep their eyes peeled for material that is no longer protected by copyright.

The illustrations, one page of which is on the left, appeared in Ueber den Pollen (1837), a book by St. Petersburg-based German pharmacist, chemist and botanist Carl Julius Fritzsche (1808-1871). Continue reading →

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