The New York Public Library recently made
available a storehouse of thousands of images.
From centuries past, from around the world:
photos and maps and menus and...
These images are all in the public domain, free to share and to reuse, making them a glorious resource for artists.
from one of those photos*
watercolor in progress
There's got to be something in there to strike a chord.
*poor camera shot--because my scanner is packed away in the barn until the house is done.