This vintage catalogue listing features five adorable teddy bears ranging in price from 45 cents for a basic 12” teddy bear to $1.53 for a 17” plush teddy bear. The ad is from the 1916 Sears Roebuck and Co. winter catalogue. antique teddy bear, vintage teddybear clipart, black and white clip art, old fashioned toy, teddy bear illustrationHere is a black and white clip art version of the illustration of teddy bears from the ad. antique teddy bear, vintage teddybear clipart, black and white clip art, old fashioned toy, teddy bear illustrationClick on images to enlarge.

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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. antique book cover, vintage texture, shabby ephemera printable, digital texture image, grunge graphics freeClick on image to enlarge.

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Here is a page of summer clothing styles for Victorian boys for the year 1900. Victorian boy, fashion for children 1900, digital stamp child, vintage boy clothing, black and white clipart, old fashioned summer clothes for boysVery manly is this small laddie. He is stylishly clad in a Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers which bulge in true golfer fashion at the knees. Victorian boy, fashion for children 1900, digital stamp child, vintage boy clothing, black and white clipart, old fashioned summer clothes for boysA simple, easily constructed and absolutely comfortable outfit for a small boy is that shown below. Both blouse and trousers are made of brown duck – which wears like iron and launders as good as new – just the material required for the clothing of an active urchin with a proclivity for dirt and destruction. Victorian boy, fashion for children 1900, digital stamp child, vintage boy clothing, black and white clipart, old fashioned summer clothes for boysThis young midshipman is most nautically clad in a middy jacket and vest, and sailor trousers with widely flapping legs. Victorian boy, fashion for children 1900, digital stamp child, vintage boy clothing, black and white clipart, old fashioned summer clothes for boysThis somewhat more dressy costume would be appropriate for afternoon, and at the same time is not so fine that the youngster who wears it would be uncomfortably hampered. Victorian boy, fashion for children 1900, digital stamp child, vintage boy clothing, black and white clipart, old fashioned summer clothes for boysAnd here is the last bit of the magazine article. Victorian boy, fashion for children 1900, digital stamp child, vintage boy clothing, black and white clipart, old fashioned summer clothes for boysThe pages are from the July 1900 issue of The Designer magazine.
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Vintage Fish Invoice – Free Digital Image

by Julie J on July 24, 2014

This unique vintage invoice includes some great typography on the left, with a bunch of wheat in the background. On the right is an image of a lake and mountain scene with a fish in the foreground. The date in the upper right corner is 189___ but the invoice has not been used. fish invoice, vintage invoice, old invoice digital, vintage receipt, printable ephemera freeClick on image to enlarge.

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Here is a beautiful vintage engraving of a fruiting branchlet of raspberries. The image is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. vintage raspberry clip art, old raspberry engraving, black and white clipart, botanical illustration raspberry, ripe raspberries on branch image, garden printableClick on image to enlarge.

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This lovely vintage postcard features an illustration of white, pink and red roses and rosebuds in a light colored silvery-blue vase. One red rosebud is lying on the table behind the vase. The message on the postcard is: Best Wishes. vintage postcard roses, printable rose card, roses in vase image, old postcard flowers, red pink rose clipart, vintage ephemera freeClick on image to enlarge.

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Vintage Tea and Coffee Pots ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on July 23, 2014

This vintage catalogue listing features an elegant Imperial Tea Pot and Coffee Pot. Prices for each ranged from 75 cents for the one pint size to $1.60 for 6 pints. I scanned this image from The Wanamaker Stores 1903-4 Holiday Catalogue. vintage tea pot clip art, coffee pot illustration, old catalogue ad, black and white graphics, vintage kitchen printableHere is a black and white clip art version of the tea pot and coffee pot from the ad. vintage tea pot clip art, coffee pot illustration, old catalogue ad, black and white graphics, vintage kitchen printableClick on images to enlarge.

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MY LITTLE GIRLIE.

LITTLE girlie tell to me
What your wistful blue eyes see?
Why you like to stand so high,
Looking at the far-off sky.

Does a tiny Fairy flit
In the pretty blue of it?
Or is it that you hope so soon
To see the rising yellow Moon?

Or is it – as I think I’ve heard –
You’re looking for a little Bird
To come and sit upon a spray,
And sing the summer night away? Kate Greenaway, Victorian mom and child, vintage storybook image, printable story illustration, mother and daughter clipartThis vintage storybook image and poem, My Little Girlie (spelling and grammar as it is in the book), is from Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. Click on image to enlarge.

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This vintage catalogue page features a variety of beauty and hair supplies. Most of the products are for women; a few are for men.

The items listed on the page are: Face Powder and Talcum Holder, Fancy Glass Puff Box, Decorated Glass Puff Box, Elite Powder Leaves for the Complexion, Pocket Book Toilet Case, Handy Toilet Box, Rouge de Theatre, Liquid Rouge, La Dore’s Rubyline Rouge (for tinting the cheeks, lips and fingers), Eye Brow Pencils, Danderoff (the wonderful scalp cleaner and hair grower), Hair Elixir (makes hair soft and fluffy), Eau de Quinine Hair Tonic, Barbers’ Egg Shampoo, Imperial Shampoo (should be used once or twice a month freely), LaDore’s Hair Powder (cleans the hair without water), Pomade Philacome (dressing for hair and mustache), Olive Wax Pomatum (for fixing and laying the hair, whiskers and mustache), French Cosmetique, Magnesium Carbonate, Styptio Pencils (used at shaving to stop bleeding if cut), Hair Curling Fluid, and Blondine (perfectly harmless preparation that will gradually turn the hair from any color to a beautiful blonde color). vintage beauty clip art, old catalog page, Victorian beauty product, printable ephemera free, old fashioned face and hair suppliesThis page of vintage beauty supplies is from the 1907 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalogue. Click on image to enlarge.

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Handsome Victorian Gentleman ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on July 22, 2014

This handsome, neatly dressed Victorian gentleman with wavy hair and a neatly trimmed beard is George A. Gaskell (1844 – 1885), professor and author. The image is from Gaskell’s Compendium of Forms Educational Social Legal and Commercial, 1880. Professor Gaskell, G A Gaskell image, Victorian man clipart, vintage people illustration, black and white clip artHere is a black and white clip art version of the image of Gaskell. Professor Gaskell, G A Gaskell image, Victorian man clipart, vintage people illustration, black and white clip artClick on image to enlarge.

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