Black & White Cuts for Websites

This page contains a number of black & white—and greyscale—woodcuts, engravings, and similar images for free use in websites and other media. Most of the images here are in the public domain. Sources are provided.

Images are in GIF format, as I have found that this tends to provide the smallest file size for small, greyscale images. Oftentimes, the sources for these files were JPEG or other lossy media. They have been cleaned­‑up here.

I recommend making use of mix-blend-mode: multiply when using these images on your own website ( potentially with filter: invert(1) for use with dark backgrounds ) as they do not have transparency. The images are small enough to be feasable as data URIs, which is how they are inserted into this page. The image files can also be browsed in the source repository.

Dividers

ImageColourSizeSource
A divider with a repeating pattern of alternating hourglass shapes. B&W 484×36
1678B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children
A divider with arrowheads pointing left and right from a central circle. B&W 86×17
147B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children
A divider consisting of a small circular mark, with short branches extending to the left and right. Greyscale 62×14
1322B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children

Ornaments

Branches

ImageColourSizeSource
A branch with small, round berries, in clusters of three. Greyscale 122×131
6770B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children

Crowns

ImageColourSizeSource
A crown with three large feathers. Greyscale 127×108
9999B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children

Flowers

ImageColourSizeSource
A single flower, pointing upwards from the right. Greyscale 125×150
8585B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children
A vine with flowers, hanging loosely between two fasteners. Greyscale 178×78
7621B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children
A stem with two flowers. Greyscale 122×133
9278B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children

Instruments

ImageColourSizeSource
A trumpet, flute, and natural horn, tied together and hanging from a bow. Greyscale 148×159
14331B
A Short History of Birds & Beasts, for the Amusement and Instruction of Children