Vintage drawing of a pair of white-crested Poland chickens. These pretty birds don’t actually come from Poland, they originated in the Netherlands. Their beautiful head feathers actually limit their ability to see and make these birds a bit skitterish. Although original bred for their egg-laying abilities, Polish chickens are most frequently bred now for showing. What a wonderful show you’ll put on if you add this chicken image to your next creative project. You can confidently use this bird image as it is fully in the public domain and copyright free.
It is so much fun finding vintage books full of wonderful illustrations. Thomas E. Hill’s 1882 work Hill’s Album of Biography and Art provided over 200 drawings for this site.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.