Shabby Victorian Calling Cards ~ Free Graphics

by Julie J on April 25, 2015

Here are two beautifully aged and shabby Victorian calling cards. Each card includes a floral design on the left and a name written in a fancy calligraphy font.

The name on the first card is Regina Hofer. Victorian calling card, shabby vintage ephemera, free vintage card, old fashioned visiting card, printable card flower, grunge paper graphicsHere is a version of the card without the name. Victorian calling card, shabby vintage ephemera, free vintage card, old fashioned visiting card, printable card flower, grunge paper graphicsThe name on the second card is Clemens Hofer. Victorian calling card, shabby vintage ephemera, free vintage card, old fashioned visiting card, printable card flower, grunge paper graphicsHere is a version of the second card without the name. Victorian calling card, shabby vintage ephemera, free vintage card, old fashioned visiting card, printable card flower, grunge paper graphicsClick on images to enlarge.

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Good Manners ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on April 24, 2015

Here is a full-page vintage advertisement for a book titled Good Manners that was published by The Butterick Publishing Company. The book cost $1.00 and covered etiquette for every phase of social life in 1890. black and white graphics, printable vintage advertisement, Victorian couple clipart, butterick publishing company, Victorian etiquette ad, Victorian lady gentleman illustrationHere is a black and white clip art version of the Victorian couple from the ad. black and white graphics, printable vintage advertisement, Victorian couple clipart, butterick publishing company, Victorian etiquette ad, Victorian lady gentleman illustrationMy original scan is from the January 1890 issue of lngalls’ Home Magazine.

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Happy Days by Kate Greenaway ~ Free Image

by Julie J on April 23, 2015

Here are two pages from the vintage storybook Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. The pages include a poem titled Happy Days and an illustration of two young ladies (perhaps older sisters) who have stopped to visit as they cross paths on their walk. The older girls are each holding a baby and have more children standing at their sides. There is also a border of yellow flowers at the bottom of the first page. Kate Greenaway, Happy Days, vintage storybook image, printable vintage poem, mother and child clipart, old book page, Marigold GardenKate Greenaway, Happy Days, vintage storybook image, printable vintage poem, mother and child clipart, old book page, Marigold GardenHere is a cleaner version of the group from the first page.Kate Greenaway, Happy Days, vintage storybook image, printable vintage poem, mother and child clipart, old book page, Marigold Garden Click on images to enlarge.

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This adorable vintage illustration features five kittens venturing out into their new world as their mother keeps a close eye on them. They are exploring a desk that is covered with several items including: papers, books, an ink well and a globe. Two of the kittens (with a third beginning his climb to join them) are making their way around the globe. The other two kittens are exploring a protractor that is lying on a page of an open booklet. trip around the world, kitten clip art, black and white graphics, cat kitten printable illustration, kittens on deskThe image is from the September 1885 issue of St. Nicholas magazine.

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This vintage birthday postcard features a lovely illustration of wild roses, rosebuds and leaves framing a country scene that includes a house nestled amongst a row of trees. The message in the upper right portion of the postcard is: Birthday Greeting. Victorian postcard graphics, vintage birthday postcard, wild rose clip art, old fashioned birthday card, vintage flower illustrationFor additional creative options, here is a version of the postcard without the birthday message. Victorian postcard graphics, vintage birthday postcard, wild rose clip art, old fashioned birthday card, vintage flower illustrationClick on images to enlarge.

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Here are two clip art illustrations that feature Victorian girls’ fashion for the summer of 1900.

The first illustration is referred to as a Children’s Blouse Suit.A description from the magazine includes, “This natty little suit is stylishly and serviceably made of white serge trimmed with narrow blue braid and fancy buttons. The large sailor collar is of dark blue cloth trimmed with white braid.” The pattern was available in five sizes, from two to six years and cost 7 ½ d. Or 15 cents.

Victorian child fashion, victorian girl clip art, black and white graphics, vintage dress for girls, printable children illustrationThe second illustration features a Children’s Dress. A description from the magazine includes, “Light blue challis was the material used in the making of the pretty little dress shown in the accompanying illustration. The garment is charmingly trimmed with insertion and white all-over lace. A light blue surah silk sash conceals the joining of the waist and skirt.” The pattern was available in seven sizes, from three to nine years and cost 10 d. or 20 cents. Victorian child fashion, victorian girl clip art, black and white graphics, vintage dress for girls, printable children illustrationThe images are from the July 1900 issue of The Designer magazine.

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Here is a vintage French seed label that features a wonderful illustration of a bunch of red and white radishes. The description on the label is: Radis National. This type of vintage seed label would have been pasted on a seed packet or jar of seeds for retail sale. French seed packet, old fashioned seed package, vintage garden graphics, radis national, radish clip artClick on image to enlarge.

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Victorian Corsets ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on April 18, 2015

Here are two clip art images of Victorian corsets with the catalogue description for each.

C. P. French Coutil Corset, long waist, drab or white, 18 to 30 inches, $1.50. Victorian corset clip art, black and white graphics, steampunk graphics, Victorian undergarment fashion, vintage corsetC. P. Corset, Fine French Sateen, silk fanned, drab, white and black, 18 to 30 inches, $2.50. Victorian corset clip art, black and white graphics, steampunk graphics, Victorian undergarment fashion, vintage corsetThe images are from the H. O’Neill & Co. 1897-8 Fall & Winter Fashion Catalogue.

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a pretty Ragged Robin flower child. The page also includes the following short poem:

RAGGED ROBIN on a lark
Stole inside of Central Park;
There they treated her so well,
She soon looked like a city Belle.Ragged Robin flower child, Elizabeth Gordon, old book page, vintage flower children poem, vintage storybook printableHere is a cleaner version of the pretty Ragged Robin flower child. Ragged Robin flower child, Elizabeth Gordon, old book page, vintage flower children poem, vintage storybook printableThe page is from Flower Children, The Little Cousins of The Field and Garden by Elizabeth Gordon. The book was published in 1910.

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This vintage clip art illustration features a beautiful bird proudly perched on a branch of a lovely flowering plant. The image is from the January 1890 issue of lngalls’ Home Magazine. vintage bird clip art, black and white graphics, printable bird illustration, bird on branch clipart, antique nature Click on image to enlarge.

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