15 Vintage Snake Pictures
Today we have a fascinating collection of Snake Pictures! The images featured below are beautiful Vintage Engravings scanned from a fabulous early Natural History Book about Amphibians, from my collection. The book is Circa 1838 and is from Germany. The Two-headed Snake and the Boa Constrictor Skeleton images are my favorites. These Cool Snake Art drawings would be great to use in your Halloween decor! I think some of them would make a nice Tattoo as well. All are nice Black and White Snake pictures to use in your Craft or Gothic style Mixed Media Projects!
Two Headed Snake Picture!
Above is an amazing Two Headed Snake Clip Art Image! This Vintage Engraving was scanned from a fabulous early German Natural History Book about Amphibians, Circa 1838! Depicted is a creepy, but cool, black and white drawing of several Snakes, including one that has two heads! You don’t see that every day! I can’t wait to share more images from this book with you guys. There are so many great pictures in it!
Black and White Snake Drawings!
This cool Snake Picture is a black and white illustration showing a Vintage Engraving of two curly and scaly Snakes. They look quite menacing with their teeth and tongues showing!
Next we have this Engraving of a smallish sort of plain looking snake, but he still looks a little creepy to me!
The above image shows a Snake that is eating another reptile! All that remains to be seen is a foot and tail. It looks like some sort of Lizard to me.
Above we have a very long and curly Snake with his tongue hanging out. He has quite a long and narrow tail on him!
Here is the latest addition to this collection. Here we have another reptile from that same early book. This guy has quite a chunky body and his expression looks like he’s up to something!
Vintage Skeleton Snake Picture!
The illustration featured above is a bit creepy, don’t you think?!! This engraved Snake Skeleton comes from an early Natural History book. It’s a Boa Constrictor to be exact. I know this one isn’t for everyone, but I do like to mix things up a bit to keep them interesting. Anyway, it’s a pretty cool skeleton!
Halloween Snake Label Image
This is an interesting old Halloween Snake Label Image! I think a great use for this one would be as a Halloween snake, even though it was not actually meant for Halloween, or even as a label. Displayed is a primitive picture of a curvy Snake inside of an Oval frame. It was scanned from a rare and early Antique Printer’s book, Circa 1828.
Vintage Snake Frame Image
Early Vintage Snake Images
Click HERE for the Full Size Printable PDF of the 3 Vintage Snakes Image Print
This early Natural History Print shows 3 different black and white snakes on a creamy paper background. The writing is in German, I am assuming it says the names of the species of each one, but I can’t say for sure. The illustration is numbered in the upper right hand corner.
I’ve also pulled the Snake Images off of the page, so that you can use them individually if you prefer. This first one shows a Snake that it is eating another reptile! All that we see left is a foot and a tail, it looks like some sort of Lizard to me.
Next we have this Engraving of a smallish sort of plain looking snake.
And then we have this very long, and very curly guy with his tongue hanging out. He has quite a narrow tail on him.
This is the Natural History Snake Picture that I first scanned. Shown above is a creepy, but cool, black and white drawing of a curly scaly Snake! He’s got some lovely markings on him and he appears to be a very inquisitive creature! This one is on the original creamy paper background still.
And here we have the black and white version of that same Snake Illustration, with out the paper background.
I hope you enjoyed this fun curated collection of Vintage Snake Pictures! You might also like our Halloween Images HERE and our Vintage Frog Images HERE.
The snake eating it’s own tail is an ancient symbol known as the Ouroborus. It represents infinity or never ending. Because a snake shed its skin it became symbolic of never ending life and resurrection as well. Just a tidbit of ancient knowledge.
Karen Watson says
How interesting! Thank you Carl.
Maria Merlino says
Love the snakes! In Chinese astrology, that is my animal. Natter means asp or snake. Coral Asp, some kind of fear snake and agate snake.
Karen Watson says
How interesting Maria! Thanks for sharing. They are very interesting creatures!
Maxine D says
What awesome images of snakes thanks Karen
Ooooh. No idea what I’m putting this image on yet, but it’s perfect for a gift for my son, who is leaving for college next week and plans to study herpetology. Thanks!