Victorian Boy on Fence ~ Free Graphic

by Julie J on November 17, 2014

This vintage advertising card features an image of an adorable Victorian boy sitting on a rugged fence. He is holding a sprig of holly and berries. Although bits of snow cover the fence rail, the bench the boy’s feet are resting on and the trees in the background, it must not be a cold day […]


Bertha and Mary Shopping ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on November 15, 2014

“Bertha said that she would keep shop, and Mary should come and buy of her. So she put her little scales upon a chair, and a basket of vegetables and apples by her side, and made a very good shopkeeper. Little Mary put on nurse’s bonnet, which was nearly as big as herself, and came […]


Hanging Christmas Stockings ~ Free Graphic

by Julie J on November 6, 2014

This scene from a Victorian storybook features three children, dressed in white pajamas, gathered around a fireplace to hang up their long black Christmas stockings on the edge of the mantle. A fire is flickering away in the fireplace and the room looks warms and cozy. The illustration is from A Summer at Grandma’s, published […]


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” […]


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 […]


Clapsaddle Thanksgiving Postcard ~ Free Image

by Julie J on October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of my fellow Canadians and Happy Columbus Day to my neighbors south of the border! This adorable vintage Thanksgiving postcard, by Ellen Clapsaddle, features a young girl offering a cob of corn to a large turkey. The message on the card is: Good Wishes for Thanksgiving Day. Click on image to […]


This adorable vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features two little girls washing doll clothes in a big old wooden tub. The illustration is from Little Folks and Little Friends by Oscar Pletsch, circa 1880. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: The Little Cooks ~ Free Vintage Clip Art Kate Greenaway To The Sun Door ~ Free Vintage Storybook […]


This vintage advertising card features a young girl in a white dress holding an old fashioned chalkboard on which is written: Willimantic The Best THREAD for Sewing Machines. Here is the aged and shabby back of the card. Click on images to enlarge. Related posts: Free Vintage Image ~ Victorian Advertising Card Free Vintage Image ~ […]


This vintage storybook illustration, titled Poor Dolly’s Tired, features a young girl tucking her tired dolly in to bed. The doll has a nice wicker cradle and a soft beige blanket. The 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, […]


Little Penelope’s Sewing ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 20, 2014

Here is a sweet vintage poem titled Little Penelope’s Sewing by Anna M. Pratt. An illustration of a young girl sewing a crazy quilt for her doll accompanies the poem. My original scan is from the May 1885 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. Here is a black and white clip art version of the image from the […]