Pictures from Old Children's Bible Story Books

Old Bible story books 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 copyright 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 which were noteably inaccurate or which contained inappropriate drawings.

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Treasures of the Bible

Treasures of the Bible by Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D.

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

The Boys of the Bible

The Boys of the Bible by Hartwell James

The Boys of the Bible
by Hartwell James
published by Henry Altemus Company, 1905, 1916

Religion in the Home or Captivating Bible Stories

Religion in the Home or Captivating Stories

by Charlotte M. Yonge
engravings by Julius Schnorr Von Karolsfeld
published by George W. Bertron, 1913
Part 1 - Genesis
Part 2 - The Life of Moses
Part 3 - Joshua and the Judges
Part 4 - The United Kingdom
Part 5 - The Divided Kingdom

Standard Bible Story Readers

  • Book One by Lillie A. Faris
    illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
    published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1925
  • Book Two by Lillie A. Faris
    illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
    published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1925
  • Book Three by Lillie A. Faris
    illustrated by O. A. Stemler and Bess Bruce Cleaveland
    published by The Standard Publishing Company, 1926
  • 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. FarisBook 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. FarisBook 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 Children's Friend: Pictures and Stories of the Life of Jesus

The Children's Friend: Pictures and Stories of the Life of Jesus by Mrs. Adelaide Bee Evansby Mrs. Adelaide Bee Evans
published by Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1911, 1928

Bible Stories for Children

Bible Stories for Children - A First BookA 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 BookA 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

The Bible and Its Story

edited by Charles F. Horne and Julius A. Bewer
published by Ira R. Hiller, 1908, 1910

Miscellaneous Picture Collections

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

Photographs of the Bible Lands

Not from old books, but friends have sent some great pictures to be shared.