DIY sophisticated botanical illustrations for your home or office
Curated free images from the Library of Congress
What an amazing opportunity to create your own gallery wall of vintage black and white illustrations of roses . The images below have been curated from the Library of Congress free image gallery.
Many companies use these very same images to sell after “enhancing” them. But you can have them for free! Click on the link in each caption to access full descriptions and download high resolution files directly from the Library of Congress website.
If you or a friend has a good printer, go for it! Be sure to plan ahead for the size of your frames and crop the edges of the images to your preferences. You may want to play around with adjusting contrast and brightness to your taste. I recommend printing in black and white only to negate any beige or peach undertones on the photographed pages.
Photo printing services
Anyplace you use to print photos will be able to print these as well. Just log into your favorite service or head to your local store for help editing if needed. As above, make sure the prints are cropped and adjusted to your liking, and will fit well in your chosen frames.
Opportunity Shop Frames
Framing doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Just take a trip to your local thrift shop (I prefer the term op shop, “op” for opportunity) and discover an assortment of frames from 25 cents to a couple of dollars. Gallery walls look particularly sharp with coordinated vintage op shop frames.
Purchase Gallery Frame Sets
I have selected the options below for your consideration based on their compatibility with this set of prints and positive customer feedback. Use all of the prints above, pick your favorites, or browse the Library of Congress for an even larger gallery collection. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.