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Flying Witch in Basket ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Here is a vintage storybook illustration of a witch flying in a basket. She is brushing at a spider’s web in the sky with her straw broom. The image is from Tom Tucker and Little Bo Peep, by Thomas Hood, illustrated by Alice Wheaton Adams, published in 1891.Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Witch Flying in Basket […]

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Runkel’s Chocolate ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on October 30, 2014

“Milk is Food Chocolate is Food. Separately or together they both contain great nutriment.” states this vintage magazine advertisement for Runkel’s chocolate. The ad also claims that, “In all the food world there is not another instance of a confection so delicious, so universally popular, so satisfying, and so nutritious as chocolate, especially if it […]

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Poinsettia Christmas Flower ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on October 30, 2014

Here is a vintage illustration of a poinsettia, a beautiful red flower, with green leaves, that is often referred to as the Christmas flower and one that is used in many Christmas displays. Here is a second version of the poinsettia image. I’ve  removed the dark yellow circle and original book page in the background […]

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Here is an illustration of a Victorian lady holding up the side of her skirt as she comes down a set of stairs. She is wearing a Ladies’ Afternoon Toilette, which consists of a Ladies’ Basque Waist and Circular Skirt. The crown of her felt hat is encircled with velvet and trimmed with jet and wing-shaped […]

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Winter Scene Calling Card ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on October 29, 2014

This beautifully aged and shabby Victorian calling card includes a winter scene framed by a dove, an extended hand, branches and roses. There are icicles hanging from the upper branches. The background of the card has a lovely embossed design and scalloped corners. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Victorian Calling Card ~ Free Vintage […]

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Victorian Chandeliers ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on October 28, 2014

These elegant chandeliers were executed in brass-work by Messrs Hardman of Birmingham. The chandelier on the bottom is a little spooky looking and may be useful for your Halloween projects. The illustrations are from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851. Click on images to enlarge. Related posts: Free […]

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Single Entry Bookkeeping ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on October 28, 2014

Here are six full-sized, shabby and aged, printable accounting book pages from Gaskell’s Compendium of Forms Educational Social Legal and Commercial by Prof. G. A. Gaskell, 1880. The pages feature samples from a single-entry bookkeeping section in the book. Whether printed out or used digitally, these vintage accounting papers make great backgrounds for tags, cards, art journal pages, […]

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Berry or Preserve Dish ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on October 27, 2014

Here is a vintage catalogue advertisement for an antique berry or preserve dish. This beautiful dish was crystal glass with quadruple plate embossed cover and rim around base. It was 4 inches high and cost $1.98. Here is a black and white clip art version of the dish. The illustration is from the Koch & Co. […]

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1914 Teen Fashion ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on October 27, 2014

Here is a vintage image of a young teenage girl modelling a fashionable outfit that includes a lovely pink cape. Although the cape is this peachy-pink color in the original magazine article, the caption below the image in the magazine is, “Little Red Riding Hood might have loaned her cloak as model for pattern No. 8356” […]

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Taplin Egg Beaters ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on October 26, 2014

This vintage magazine advertisement features two types of egg beaters that were made by The Taplin Mfg. Co. The ad includes an illustration of the beaters: a Double Dasher and a Dover Egg Beater. The ad is from the September 6, 1916 issue of Hardware Age magazine. Here is a black and white clip art […]

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