Harper’s Young People: An Illustrated Weekly

One of the best places to go for public domain material is Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books. They have over 30,000 e-books available for free download in the United States, including Harper’s Young People, a weekly illustrated magazine from 1879 and 1880.  below are a series of some of my favorite images from the editions available on the Project Gutenberg site. You can check them all out here.


Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.