Does anyone know of a source for 50s patterns?

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    1950s-era patterns of what? Clothing? Wallpaper? General retro styles? – Dori Apr 24 '11 at 23:47

FREE - One of the best resources for free and paid retro from the 50's through 70's is Tack-O-Rama. Plenty of clip-art, fonts and tiles for backgrounds

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Dover publications are the long-time go-to source for historic imagery in reproducible formats:


Veer also has plenty of stock art collections including patterns:


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    I don't believe that any of those are free. – Dori Apr 25 '11 at 3:06
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    Ah, I missed the 'free' part--not that the above are expensive. – DA01 Apr 25 '11 at 5:17

Ten seconds of googleing found me this:


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    Not sure they were looking for sewing patterns ;o) – DA01 Apr 25 '11 at 16:55

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