If you're short of time or running close to a deadline and need a helping hand, Retro Vectors (opens in new tab) might just be the solution to all your problems. This brilliant site offers all manner of graphic elements for you to include in your latest project.
Here you can access graphics with a Victorian theme as well as numerous pieces of artwork inspired by 1940s right through to the 1980s. There are also free fonts on offer as well as dedicated inspiration and tutorial sections.
And the best thing about it? This quality vector stock is completely free to use for both personal and commercial work. All the material available is commercial grade stock, produced by a designer for designers, described on the site as "a little 'help you up' when time is short and budget is tighter than an otter’s pocket… a situation every designer knows all too well." We couldn't have put it better ourselves!