Pictures from Old Children's Bible Story Books

Old Bible storybooks for children contain a wealth of wonderful pictures useful for sermon illustrations, Bible class presentations, and writings. The following are some from my collection whose copyrights have expired and, hence, are in the public domain and are free to be used.

Not all pictures from the books have been copied. Often the older books copied illustrations from each other, so I am trying to avoid repeats. I also left out images that were notably inaccurate or which contained inappropriate drawings.

Bible Stories for Children - A First Book

by Muriel J. Chalmers
published by Thomas Nelson and Sons LTD, London, no date (estimated about 1930)
Illustrated by R. F. C. Waudby, V.M. Brock, Jorge Ropar

Bible Stories for Children - A Second Book

by Muriel J. Chalmers
published by Thomas Nelson and Sons LTD, London, no date (estimated about 1932)
Illustrated by R. F. C. Waudby, V.M. Brock, Jorge Ropar

Men Called Him Master

by Elwyn Allen Smith
Illustrated by Harold Minton
Copyright 1948 by W. L. Jenkins
(No record found that the copyright was extended)

Miscellaneous Picture Collections

Found on the Internet and improved
The original source and illustrator are unknown

New Testament Stories

Retold by L. L. Weedon
Illustrated by Ambrose Dudley
Published in London by Ernest Nister and in New York by E.P. Dunton & Co.
No Copyright Date (estimated 1901)

Photographs of the Bible Lands

Various pictures sent to me from friends who visited the Bible lands.

Religion in the Home or Captivating Bible Stories

by Charlotte M. Yonge
engravings by Julius Schnorr Von Karolsfeld
published by George W. Bertron, 1913

Standard Bible Story Readers - Book 1

by Lillie A. Faris
illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1925

Standard Bible Story Readers - Book Two

by Lillie A. Faris
illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1925

Standard Bible Story Readers - Book Three

by Lillie A. Faris
illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1926

Standard Bible Story Readers - Book Four

by Lillie A. Faris
illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1927

Standard Bible Story Readers - Book Five

by Lillie A. Faris
illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1928

Standard Bible Story Readers - Book Six

by Lillie A. Faris
illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1929
[A special thanks to Linda Hubbard who donated this book so the pictures could be included on this web site.]

The Boys of the Bible

by Hartwell James
published by Henry Altemus Company, 1905, 1916

The Children's Friend: Pictures and Stories of the Life of Jesus

by Mrs. Adelaide Bee Evans
published by Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1911, 1928

Treasures of the Bible

by Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D.
published by International Publishing Company, 1894

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