Spooky Glowing Pumpkin ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on October 23, 2014

Here is a vintage illustration of a spooky carved pumpkin. This jack-o-lantern is glowing brightly from a lit candle that has been placed inside the hollowed-out pumpkin. The image is from Mother Goose Village by Madge A. Bigham, 1903. Halloween pumpkin clip art, vintage halloween illustration, spooky pumpkin graphic, glowing carved pumpkin, jack o lantern clip art freeClick on image to enlarge.

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White Lily Face Wash ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on October 22, 2014

Here is an old catalogue advertisement for White Lily Face Wash. The ad claims the face wash to be an invaluable remedy for pimples, freckles, sallowness, roughness, wrinkles, tan, blackheads, irritations and imperfections of the skin. Although this face wash was manufactured in a chemical laboratory, the ad claims that, unlike other beauty products on the market at the time, White Lily Face Wash did not contain lead, silver, sulphur, arsenic, mercury or other poisonous minerals. The ad includes an illustration of a bottle of the White Lily Face Wash and a head and shoulders side view of a Victorian lady. I scanned this clipping from the Sears, Roebuck & Co. 1907 catalogue. vintage beauty clipart, black and white clip art, old catalogue advertisement, aged paper ephemera, white lily face washHere are black and white clip art versions of the illustrations from the ad. vintage beauty clipart, black and white clip art, old catalogue advertisement, aged paper ephemera, white lily face washvintage beauty clipart, black and white clip art, old catalogue advertisement, aged paper ephemera, white lily face washClick on images to enlarge.

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Basket of Flowers ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on October 22, 2014

This lovely Victorian card features three white flowers spilling from a basket that has tipped onto its side. The greeting on the card is: With Affection and Regard. Victorian flower card, vintage flower clip art, white flowers in basket, antique floral illustration, old fashioned cardClick on image to enlarge.

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Masquerade and Carnival ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on October 21, 2014

Here is a vintage magazine advertisement for a book titled Masquerade and Carnival: Their Customs and Costumes. The book was published by The Butterick Publishing Co. of New York. The ad includes an illustration of a man dressed in a Shakespearean costume and a display of a feathered fan, vase of flowers, long gloves and a face mask. The ad is from the April 1892 issue of The Delineator magazine. antique magazine ad, free black and white graphics, vintage costume clipart, masquerade and carnival, vintage butterick advertisementHere are black and white clip art versions of the illustrations from the ad. antique magazine ad, free black and white graphics, vintage costume clipart, masquerade and carnival, vintage butterick advertisementantique magazine ad, free black and white graphics, vintage costume clipart, masquerade and carnival, vintage butterick advertisementClick on images to enlarge.

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Ghost Ghoul Gift Giggle ~ Free Dictionary Graphic

by Julie J on October 21, 2014

This aged dictionary includes the words: ghost, ghostly, ghoul, gift and giggle. I scanned the page from a vintage dictionary in my collection that was published in 1922. old paper graphic, printable dictionary, public domain free image, shabby book page, vintage dictionary page, halloween clip artClick on image to enlarge.

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Antique Music Room Cabinet ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on October 20, 2014

Here is a clip art image of a beautiful antique cabinet. The magazine article I scanned this illustration from refers to this lovely piece of furniture as a cabinet “For the Music-Room”. The cabinet was made of green ash, highly polished, and had a good-sized beveled mirror attached to the top. I wondered how this cabinet would be useful to a music room in the late 1800s and my question was answered by the following excerpt from the article:

“The large compartment, which closes with a lock and key, is divided vertically by thin walls, so that the music can be slipped in in sheet form… The drawer is also plenty large enough to accommodate folio music, while song books, etc. can be placed on the side shelves, as they are less likely to be damaged. The upper shelves are intended for holding photographs of famous singers, musicians and the like, or for busts of the same.”  Victorian furniture illustration, black and white graphics, vintage furniture clipart, music cabinet clip art, antique furniture engravingThe image is from the November 1899 issue of The Designer magazine.

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Bubbles ~ Free Vintage Storybook Illustration

by Julie J on October 20, 2014

This vintage storybook illustration, Bubbles, features a young Victorian girl in a pink dress and white pinafore blowing bubbles with an old fashioned pipe-shaped bubble blower. The girl appears to be enchanted by the bubbles. Her curious kitten is on the table beside the bowl of bubble-blowing liquid, intently watching the foamy contents. With one paw resting on the edge of the bowl, I think the cat wants to be a part of the fun! vintage storybook illustration, Victorian girl blowing bubbles, sunbeams and me, girl and kitten printable, bubble blowing funThe image is from a storybook titled The Sunbeams and Me, by Helen Marion Burnside & Nesbit, Mary Dickens, M. A. Hoyer, and others, illustrated by Helen Jackson, Jane Willis Grey, Fanny Bowers, and others. The book was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons in the late 1800s.

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Bride and Bridesmaid ~ Free Vintage Graphic

by Julie J on October 19, 2014

Here is a beautiful image of a Victorian bride posing with her bridesmaid (or perhaps maid of honor). They are framed by a lovely ornate design. The illustration is from the October 1902 issue of The Delineator magazine. Victorian bride clip art, black and white graphics, vintage bride illustration, bride bridesmaid maid of honor clipart, vintage wedding printableClick on image to enlarge.

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This lovely vintage Christmas postcard features a poinsettia in the foreground and a snowy winter scene, with a road leading to a house in the country, in the background. The message on this old fashioned card is: Best Wishes for Christmas. Christmas vintage postcard, poinsettia illustration, country winter scene, old fashioned Christmas card, free holiday graphicClick on image to enlarge.

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Here is an illustration of a Victorian lady modelling a Ladies’ Mourning Toilette. The toilette was designed with four patterns, including: Ladies’ Basque, Over-Skirt, Sprung Collar and Half-Circle Skirt. The illustration is from the April 1894 issue of The Delineator magazine. Victorian lady clip art, antique mourning dress, black and white illustration, vintage lady in black dress clipart, Victorian fashion imageHere is a black and white clip art version of the image. Victorian lady clip art, antique mourning dress, black and white illustration, vintage lady in black dress clipart, Victorian fashion imageClick on images to enlarge.

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