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Free Vintage Educational Posters of Adolphe Millot & Others

Dive into the past with our captivating collection of vintage educational posters, now available for free download. From the artistic brilliance of Adolphe Millot to the detailed geography posters by Levi Yaggy, discover public domain treasures that educate and inspire.

Welcome to a treasure trove of knowledge and beauty from yesteryears! In this unique collection, we’ve curated an exceptional array of vintage educational and school posters that stand the test of time.

Old School Eductational Posters & Charts

Imagine the walls of old classrooms and libraries, adorned with the colourful and intricate designs of Adolphe Millot, the vivid natural history illustrations by Emile Deyrolle, the enchanting works of Oliver Goldsmith, and the expansive geography posters of Levi Yaggy.

These posters are not just relics; they are windows into the educational practices and visual aesthetics of the past. Thanks to the wonders of the public domain, these pieces of history are available for you to download, explore, and incorporate into your modern learning environments or creative projects.

Dive into our collection and let these vintage gems spark your curiosity and imagination. Whether for educational purposes, artistic inspiration, or simply a love of vintage charm, you’ll find something to captivate and enlighten in this collection.

70 plus free vintage educational posters collection

The Adolphe Millot Poster Collection

You will probably recognize the beautiful detailed natural history posters of Adolphe Phillope Millot. His posters were wonderful classifications of natural history groups within the animal and plant kingdom.

He is probably most famous for his flowers (fleurs) and insect vintage educational posters. Adolphe Millot also drew a wonderful set of sealife posters, botanicals, and fungi.

Millots illustrated many of the natural history sections of the French encyclopedic dictionary Le Petit Larousse, and The Nouveau Larousse illustré. These French publications were printed in several volumes between 1897-1907.

You are likelier to see Adolphe Millot illustrations printed on decorative objects such as posters, gift wraps, and tea towels.

Before the internet, film, and photography, the only way to show the fantastic visual wonders of the natural world was through illustration. The vintage drawings and paintings were essential to developing science and education.

These wonderful artistic illustrations filled natural history books and illustrated encyclopedias. Many also ended up as classroom posters to inspire and educate.

The Vintage Educational Poster Collections

Click on the educational poster collection that you are interested in. Higher-resolution posters will be available to download for free.

Conclusion and Other Related Posters

I hoped you found educational posters in the collection above that you liked. There are many more beautiful free vintage posters on Pictureboxblue. Even though they might not be so educational, they would look great both in the classroom and at home.

Such as the fantastical fish of Louis Renard or the beautiful nature artform posters of Ernst Haeckel.

These include many of the vintage maps on the site, especially the hemisphere world maps. For fun, how about the colorful vintage circus posters or Japanese travel posters.

the complete Adolphe Millot collection


Saturday 9th of March 2024

The gallery seems to be broken!


Monday 11th of March 2024

Thank you for letting me know, all fixed now!


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Can I print these on t-shirts?


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

Yes, they are in the Public Domain so you can use them how you wish.


Wednesday 14th of June 2023

What dimensions are best for these posters to be printed?


Monday 26th of June 2023

I'd ask your local print shop what dimensions are best. The size of each poster is slightly different as I've got the highest resolution I could find for each one. Make sure you click the title above each poster to download the largest sizes.

Connie Smith

Friday 30th of September 2022

I was born in 63 and grew up with these on the walls of my schools. I've also seen them on stamps and encyclopedias. They are beautiful.


Saturday 1st of October 2022

Yes, they are beautiful posters. I miss old encyclopedia illustrations.