Welcome to The Commons created by the Internet Archive where they upload images, illustrations, and text from books dating back as far as 500 years ago. You can learn more about the project here. And I highly recommend you go check that link out because it gives you a great sense of how to search the images, and what purposes a photostream like this can serve as well as a few samples of images. It’s like a a museum of images!

I’m specifically bringing your the archive’s Book Images.  

When you arrive at the site, you’ll navigate by scrolling down the page. What you’ll see is an amazing photostream of images from books! At the bottom of the page, you can use the numbers to navigate further back into the photostream or to return to where you started. You can also use the search field to search the images by keyword, text, and date. 

Go check out the images for yourself today!