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[picture: Front Cover]

Images from Bible Symbols: The Choicest Passages of God’s Word put in the Fascinating Garb of Pictures by Frank Beard [1842 – 1905] and others; text prepared by Martha Van Marter [born 1839]; Chicago, 1908.

The book is a sort of rebus, in which pictures stand for words, and perhaps help people to remember phrases from the Bible, although not necessarily to understand them or to learn love and tolerance.

Title: Bible Symbols

Author: Beard, Frank

Published by: The John A. Hertel Co.

City: Chicago, Toronto, Boston

Date: 1908

Total items: 36

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Hands from p. 69]

Hands from p. 69

Hands, from the clip-art Bible. See page 69 for the context. [$]

[picture: Full-page border with ivy]

Full-page border with ivy

You could think of this border as depicting a rectangle of metal rods with ivy growing along them. It’s Edwardian, just two years after the death of Queen Victoria, but it’s also timeless. [more...] [$]

[picture: Bare Feet of God, from p. 69]

Bare Feet of God, from p. 69

Feet, from the clip-art Bible. See page 69 for the context. [$]

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[picture: Purple Victorian Vine-leaf Border]

Purple Victorian Vine-leaf Border

This vine-leaf border is characteristic of the late Victorian era; although this book was printed in 1908, it was first published in 1904, and is on the cusp between Victorian and Edwardian. It is printed in purple; there is an almost [...] [more...] [$]


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Images from Bible Symbols: The Choicest Passages of God’s Word put in the Fascinating Garb of Pictures by Frank Beard [1842 – 1905] and others; text prepared by Martha Van Marter [born 1839]; Chicago, 1908.

The book is a sort of rebus, in which pictures stand for words, and perhaps help people to remember phrases from the Bible, although not necessarily to understand them or to learn love and tolerance.


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