Free Vintage Educational Posters of Adolphe Millot & Others
There are several collections of vintage educational posters on Pictureboxblue. They are all in the Public Domain and free to download and print. The most popular posters are by the French natural illustrator and entomologist Adolphe Millot.
I have gathered these old educational posters in one place, so it is easier to find them. Most of these illustrations are from old encyclopedias and natural history dictionaries. There are a few geographical posters in the collection too.
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 LePetit Larousse, and The Nouveau Larousse illustré. These French publications were printed in several volumes between 1897-1907.
You are more likely to come across Adolphe Millots 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 amazing visual wonders of the natural world was through illustration. The vintage drawings and paintings were incredibly important to the development of 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.
Adolphe Millots' famous Fleur posters are in this collection of beautiful vintage botanical educational posters. There are 10 posters in this collection, a mixture of pretty flower and mushroom identification charts and posters.
14 wonderful posters by Adolphe Millot from French illustrated dictionary which covers the animal kingdom. From posters of wild mamamals and reptiles to those of domesticated animals. Other groupings include animals with fur and those with claws.
These are a collection of fabulous late 19th century French natural history educational Emile Deyrolle Posters. These posters were specifically designed to educate French schoolchildren and cover many areas of biology from human to botanical.
These are not just identification charts, many of the posters are educational. For example, those that highlight particular biological functions such as the human nervous system or the anatomy of potatoes.
These posters are perfect for the art room. The vintage color wheels and charts as well as being educational will brighten up the walls.
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.
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.
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.