Fruiting Apple Branch ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 30, 2014

This wonderful vintage illustration of a fruiting branch of apple includes three ripe apples and several leaves on a tree branch. The image is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. fruiting branch of apple, vintage apple clip art, black and white graphics, apples and leaves, botanical fruit imageHere is a black and white clip art version. fruiting branch of apple, vintage apple clip art, black and white graphics, apples and leaves, botanical fruit imageClick on images to enlarge.

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Familiar Flowering Plants ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on September 30, 2014

This vintage page, titled Familiar Flowering Plants, includes beautiful illustrations and corresponding names of 24 different types of flowers. Numbers 1 to 12 form a list of “Flowers of the Year”, with the month to which each is appropriate. Those twelve flowers are:

1. January – English Snowdrop
2. February – English Primrose
3. March – English Violet
4. April – English Daisy
5. May – English Hawthorn
6. June – English Honeysuckle
7. July – White Water-lily
8. August – Red Garden Poppy
9. September – Morning-glory
10. October – Hop
11. November – Chrysanthemum
12. December – Holly familiar flowering plants, vintage flowers illustration, page of flowers, floral graphic printable, flowers of the yearThe remaining flowers included on the page are:

13. Larkspur (Delphinium Consolida),
14. Cypripedium acaule
15. Polygala (Polygala paucifolia)
16, Wild Rose
17. Cattleya Trianae
18. Cultivated Rose
19. Arethusa bulbosa
20. Orchid (Odontoglossum crispum)
21. Cardinal-flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
22. Goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)
23. Carnation (Dianthus Caryophyllus)
24. Fringed Gentian (Gentiana crinita).

The page is from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.

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Victorian Watch Backs ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 29, 2014

This vintage clipping includes illustrations of four lovely Victorian watch backs. With the top knobs (and base on two of the watch backs) removed, I think these would make beautiful design medallions. The image is from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851. Victorian watch back, design medallion, ornamental design graphic, black and white clip art, vintage decorative round medallionHere is a black and white clip art version of the watch backs. Victorian watch back, design medallion, ornamental design graphic, black and white clip art, vintage decorative round medallionClick on images to enlarge.

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Vintage Hydrochloric Acid Label ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on September 29, 2014

Here is a vintage pharmaceutical label for Diluted Hydrochloric Acid that was printed for McAdams & Morford Wholesale Druggists in Lexington, KY. McAdams Morford, vintage poison label, Halloween clip art, vintage druggist pharmacy label, hydrochloric acid labelClick on image to enlarge

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Victorian Corsets ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 28, 2014

Here are two clip art images of Victorian corsets. Both styles have extra long waists and lacy bottoms.

This first corset was available in sizes 18 to 26 inches and cost $1.00 in white or drab or $1.25 in black. The same style with sateen strips was available in white, drab or black at a cost of $1.50. Victorian corset clip art, black and white graphics, steampunk corset image, Edwardian fashion illustration, vintage corsetThe second corset was awarded a gold medal at an exhibition in Paris in 1889. It was available in sizes 18 to 28 inches, in white or drab and cost 75 cents.Victorian corset clip art, black and white graphics, steampunk corset image, Edwardian fashion illustration, vintage corsetThe images are from the H. O’Neill & Co. 1897-8 Fall & Winter Fashion Catalogue.

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North and South Polar Regions ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on September 28, 2014

This antique C. S. Hammond map includes colorful illustrations of the North and South Polar Regions. I scanned this vintage image from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. North and South Polar regions, vintage map download, antique map, C. S. Hammond, north pole map, south pole mapClick on image to enlarge.

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Bat Skeleton ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 27, 2014

Here is a vintage image of a bat skeleton. I thought this might work well for your Halloween projects. The illustration is from Hooker’s Illustrated Natural History by Worthington Hooker, M.D. The book was published in 1864. vintage halloween clip art, bat clip art, black and white illustration, graphic design, bat skeletonHere is a black and white clip art version of the bat skeleton. vintage halloween clip art, bat clip art, black and white illustration, graphic design, bat skeletonClick on images to enlarge.

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Evening Bird Scene ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on September 27, 2014

This pretty Victorian card includes two colorful birds perched on a crescent moon shape. It’s evening and one bird is sleeping. A full moon in the distant background lights the scene. A tree with fall colored leaves grows beside a cabin at the water’s edge and there appears to be heavy frost or snow on the ground and on the wooden dock and rocks in the water. Victorian card, vintage bird clip art, winter evening scene, birds on moon illustration, old fashioned cardClick on image to enlarge.

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Butterflies and Flowers ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 26, 2014

This beautiful three-piece vintage embroidery pattern includes butterflies, flowers and leaves. The original pattern was intended for a shirtwaist, front, collar and cuffs. The magazine article I scanned this illustration from suggests that an excellent effect for this pattern is to have the leaves and petals solid, the center of the flowers eyelet work, and the edging of the butterflies done in buttonhole stitch. The ovals in the upper wings eyelet work, and French knots in the lower wings.

In addition to being used as a pattern for embroidery, this lovely design can also be printed and colored, used for handmade cards, graphic design or other creative uses.

Victorian embroidery pattern, butterfly flower design, ornamental digital graphics, black and white clip art, vintage sewing clipartThe image is from the September 1907 issue of the magazine Pictorial Review.

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Pointer Dogs ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on September 26, 2014

This vintage illustration by Louis Agassiz Fuertes includes two Pointer dogs. The dog in the foreground is white with brown spots and the second dog, in the background, is solid brown. They are on alert, with their tails extended, and appear to be tracking something, by scent, as they walk through a field of brown grass. The image is from The Book of Dogs, 1919. louis agassiz fuertes, pointer illustration, vintage dog clip art, pointer dog imageClick on image to enlarge.

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