Vintage drawing of a collie. Collies make some of the nicest dogs – it wasn’t an accident that Lassie was a collie. This dog drawing shows a collie sitting at attention as if waiting for their human friend to ask them to do something or play with him. It’s a sweet little drawing and best of all, it’s in the public domain.
1890 Baby’s Annual Pictures and Stories for Little People supplied almost 100 wonderful images for Reusable Art. D. Lothrop Company filed the copyright in 1889 but since they did not identify an illustrator or author, the copyright held for 120 years. How lucky are we, that these vintage images are now in the public domain?
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.