I seem to be spending an awful lot of time wading through the Flickr Commons at the moment, looking to repurpose forgotten, obscure and wonderful images on new book covers. And oh my, what a treasure trove it is! A simple one-word search can bring all sorts of wonderments to the surface, even if they have very little to do with what you're looking for (this selection here were the result of a search for "theatre").
It seems cruel to cast the unwanted results back into the darkness of the Commons, so I thought I'd get into the habit of sharing the best discoveries on here. First up, a selection of type. For more details on each, the images link directly to the source. They've been tidied up a bit to get rid of all the extraneous details and scanning debris.