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. Click on image to enlarge.
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. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a wonderful antique map of the United States. I scanned the map from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage clip art image of an aneroid barometer. Following is a brief description from the book I scanned the image from:
“If carefully made and adjusted, the aneroid is quite as reliable as the mercurial barometer, and may be specially recommended for household use… and is lettered with the familiar indications of the wheel and household instruments – “Stormy”, “Much Rain”, “Rain”, “Change”, “Fair”, “Set Fair”, and “Very Dry”. The illustration is from Cassell’s Household Guide Volume III, circa 1869. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a beautiful vintage clip art illustration of a potted plant. The name of the plant is Calathea Veitchii. The image is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. Click on image to enlarge.
This shabby vintage catalog page features four lovely, old fashioned, styles of ladies’ and one style of girls’ tall, lace-up shoes. Sale prices for the shoes range between $4.29 to $6.48 for the ladies’ styles and $2.98 for the girls’ style. The page is from a Chicago Mail Order Co. clothing catalogue, titled Challenge Sale that expired on February 28th, 1920. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage clip art image of a skeleton of man. The illustration is from Hooker’s Illustrated Natural History by Worthington Hooker, M.D. The book was published in 1864. Click on image to enlarge.