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I am trying to figure out something about this image - who drew it, when it was drawn, what it's called or anything to help figure where it's from. It's all over Zazzle - suggesting to me that it's a public use image - where they explain that it's a "Vintage illustration black and white pirate fairy tale story image with pirates drinking and carousing on the deck of their pirate ship." A pirate fairy tale story? Anyone?

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Wow. How ever did you find that?

Now should I buy it with the hope that Signet actually gives the title of the cover art or not? (Because I was looking through the original art from Kidnapped! this morning on archive.org and that ain't part of it.)

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tineye.com a reverse image search. Sometimes it's fruitful sometimes it isn't.

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Drinking and carousing? All sails up in a stiff breeze (note the angle of heel) half are drinking, half are fighting and half are doing both (don't question my math...). The most bizzare scene I've ever seen.

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That's a wicked cool website!

I have a feeling this image isn't as vintage as zazzle thinks it is. It definitely has a modern feel to it. However, it's also very evocative of drunken pirates in the foreground. I probably won't use it since I can't figure out its copyright status.

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Tineye.com is my new favorite toy. I have a feeling it is going to save me dozens of hours. I owe you another one, Duchess.

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My pleasure! Have all sorts of fun, I've no doubt you'll disseminate whatever hard won information is appropriate to your audience. :)

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It's from a page appearing in the London News in the late 1860s, illustrated by Forester. I have it somewhere in my files if you want to see a scan of the original printing. . . I can post it here.

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