This piece was based on a vintage poster created just after the depression. The Federal work program provided paying projects for artists, including this poster advertisement for a zoo.
I want to share a neat site that has a lot of vintage images that are copyright free.
Vintage Printable is an entire blog dedicated to images that are in the public domain. I know I spent several hours just cruising through all of the images. I think a lot of these would be fun to play with, not only as inspiration for beads, for use in scrap booking, A.T.C.'s, and other collage work.