Here is a vintage French seed label that features a lovely illustration of purple and yellow pansies. The description on the label is: Pensee Anglaise a Grande Fleur Variee. This type of vintage seed label would have been pasted on a seed packet or jar of seeds for retail sale. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage engraving of a crab. The scientific name for this type of crab is Cancer pagurus. The illustration is from Cassell’s Household Guide Volume I, circa 1869. Click on image to enlarge.
This charming Kate Greenaway image features a mother walking with her baby girl. The mom is holding an open turquoise-colored umbrella above them with her right hand. She is cradling her baby in her left arm and the baby’s head is resting on mommy’s shoulder. The image is from Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. Click on image to enlarge.
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Here are two illustrations of pine cones that grow on a Scots pine tree. The first is a single pine cone; the second shows two pine cones on a branchlet.
Fig. 186 Cone of Pinus Sylvestris Fig. 187 is a Branchlet and Cones of Pinus Sylvestris. The imagess are from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885.
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Here is a beautiful old map of North America. Countries included on this map are: Canada, Greenland, United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Cuba and Haiti. This is a C. S. Hammond map that was printed in one of a two-volume set of dictionaries in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a grungy old cover of an antique book in my collection. The glue in the spine of the book has become dry and brittle and the cover has separated from the contents of the book. The book is Hooker’s Illustrated Natural History by Worthington Hooker, M.D. It was published in 1864. Click on image to enlarge.