Here is a clip art image of a small, quaint, two-story Victorian cottage. A woman is on the front walk with open arms to greet a child walking toward her.

The final sentence of the chapter this image is from states, “At present prices, this house can be built here, all complete, for six hundred dollars.” The illustration is from Our Homes and Their Adornments by Almon C. Varney, 1882. antique house illustration, black and white clipart, Victorian house image, vintage home clip art, old fashioned cottageHere is a sketch of the floor plan of the first floor of the cottage. The book does not include the second floor plan. antique house illustration, black and white clipart, Victorian house image, vintage home clip art, old fashioned cottageClick on images to enlarge.

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This vintage Easter postcard features two bunnies attempting to transport a large decorated egg. The bunnies have a pussy willow branch attached to each side of the yellow egg. One bunny is pushing the branches from the back and one is pulling from the front but the egg is too heavy and the bunny in front is suspended off the ground. They are not getting far with the pretty Easter egg! The message on the old postcard is: Easter Greeting.vintage Easter postcard, bunny rabbit egg card, old fashioned Easter image, bunnies push decorated egg, Easter rabbit clipartClick on image to enlarge.

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This old magazine advertisement features a Yost No. 4 Typewriter. The ad states that the Yost typewriter has recently had many improvements put on it which add to its convenience and capacity. The improvements include: better paper feed, an adjustable paper guide and improved line lock. antique typewriter, black and white clipart, old magazine ad, vintage office clipart, yost typewriter illustrationHere is a black and white clip art version of the typewriter from the ad. antique typewriter, black and white clipart, old magazine ad, vintage office clipart, yost typewriter illustrationThe advertisement is from the Christmas 1896 issue of Harper’s New Monthly magazine. Click on images to enlarge.

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THE TEA PARTY.

IN the pleasant green Garden
We sat down to tea;
“Do you take sugar?” and
“Do you take milk?”
She’d got a new gown on -
A smart one of silk.
We all were as happy
As happy could be,
On that bright Summer’s day
When she asked us to tea.kate greenaway, the tea party, vintage storybook image, Victorian girls tea party, vintage garden party, Marigold GardenThis vintage storybook image and poem, The Tea Party, is from Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. Click on image to enlarge.

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Antique Music Chairs ~ Free Clip Art Images

by Julie J on March 22, 2014

Here are two clip art images of elegant, antique music chairs. I scanned the original engravings from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851. antique music chair, swivel music seat, black and white clip art, vintage chair engraving, old fashioned chair clipartantique music chair, swivel music seat, black and white clip art, vintage chair engraving, old fashioned chair clipartClick on images to enlarge.

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This beautiful vintage postcard includes an image of purple flowers growing from a lime green vase. Some of the purple petals are fastened to the top handle of the vase and some petals have fallen to the table. One white dove is flying out from the flowers while another dove watches from its standing position beside the vase of flowers. The message on the card is: Best Wishes.free vintage ephemera, digital download image, vintage postcard birds, purple flowers doves clipart, old fashioned postcard download For additional creative options, here is a version of the old postcard without the writing.free vintage ephemera, digital download image, vintage postcard birds, purple flowers doves clipart, old fashioned postcard downloadClick on images to enlarge.

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This fun magazine advertisement, from the April 7, 1895 issue of Le Petit Echo de la Mode, depicts a young lady dressed in an outfit designed for riding a bicycle. Although not a smooth translation, the following paragraph is an online conversion and will give you a general idea (if you do not speak or read French) of the description of the outfit that appears at the bottom of the ad.

Costume bicyclist corduroy gray ash. Baggy trousers, pleated skirt all buttoned in the middle. Sleeveless blouse in white flannel tucked into the skirt in a leather belt or smothered and surmounted by a straight neck. Curb very short little behind, forming the tip front and trimmed buttons, lapel collar double white flannel and adorned with stings. Wide sleeve top, fedora ash gray felt ribbon adorns. Materials 6m 50 velvet wool, white flannel 1m 50. vintage French fashion, Victorian bicycle outfit, antique ladies clothing, black and white clip art, Victorian lady clipartHere is a black and white version of the image from the ad. vintage French fashion, Victorian bicycle outfit, antique ladies clothing, black and white clip art, Victorian lady clipartClick on images to enlarge.

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Page of Fruit and Nuts ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on March 20, 2014

This page contains vibrantly colored illustrations of: oranges, apples, a pear, grapes, peaches, cherries and an assortment of nuts. The page is from the antique school lesson book Our Little Book for Little Folks, 1896. fruit and nuts illustration, food clip art, orange apple grapes cherries, vintage kitchen printable, school lesson healthy snackClick on image to enlarge.

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Aster Flower ~ Free Vintage Clip Art Image

by Julie J on March 20, 2014

This beautiful flower is an Aster. The botanical name if this particular aster is Aster Turbinellus. The image is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. vintage flower clipart, black and white clip art, aster flower illustration, printable floral picture, aster turbinellus botanical imageClick on image to enlarge.

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This Victorian trading card is an advertisement for Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, an old remedy for children teething. The image on the front of the card features a happy mother holding a smiling baby. mrs winslow soothing syrup, victorian trade card, free vintage ephemera, 1888 calendar, mother holding baby printableThe back of the card includes advice for mothers in three languages and a calendar for 1888.mrs winslow soothing syrup, victorian trade card, free vintage ephemera, 1888 calendar, mother holding baby printable Click on images to enlarge.

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