Science images in the public domain

A few years ago, the British Library put a collection of a million images on Flickr, all made available with no restrictions for reuse. They are tagged and described relatively well, so it’s possible to search through them for specific topics. Here are a few of the science images from the collection. I’m thinking of a good use for the first one, with the glassware. It looks like it should be a header image somewhere, doesn’t it? But the dodo with two other birds looking over its shoulder is my favourite.

 

Image taken from page 203 of '[Griffith's new historical description of Cheltenham and its vicinity ... with ... engravings. L.P.]'

Image taken from page 601 of 'Manual of Geology: treating of the principles of the science with special reference to American geological history ... Revised edition'

Image taken from page 1012 of '[Manual of Geology: treating of the principles of the science with special reference to American geological history ... Revised edition.]'

Image taken from page 333 of 'The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers'

Image taken from page 856 of '[Manual of Geology: treating of the principles of the science with special reference to American geological history ... Revised edition.]'

Image taken from page 207 of '[Travels into Poland, Russia, Sweden, and Denmark. Interspersed with historical relations and political inquiries. Illustrated with charts and engravings.]'

Image taken from page 338 of 'Le Grand sie?cle. Louis XIV. Les arts, les ide?es, etc. [With plates.]'

Image taken from page 227 of 'The Wonders of The World in Nature and Art. Edited by H. Ince'

Image taken from page 355 of 'Madagascar depuis sa de?couverte jusqu'a? nos jours ... Ouvrage orne? de ... gravures, etc'

Image taken from page 578 of '[Our Earth and its Story: a popular treatise on physical geography. Edited by R. Brown. With ... coloured plates and maps, etc.]'