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 The 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.
Here is a vintage pharmaceutical label for Diluted Hydrochloric Acid that was printed for McAdams & Morford Wholesale Druggists in Lexington, KY. Click on image to enlarge
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. The 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.The images are from the H. O’Neill & Co. 1897-8 Fall & Winter Fashion Catalogue.
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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. Click on image to enlarge.
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. Click on image to enlarge.
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.
The image is from the September 1907 issue of the magazine Pictorial Review.
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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. Click on image to enlarge.