Children

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ~ […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Love Birds ~ Free Vintage Storybook Illustration

by Julie J on September 19, 2014

This vintage storybook illustration, titled Love Birds, features a young girl named Evie, and young boy named Jack, standing beside the cage of two turquoise-colored love birds. Jack is offering a piece of chickweed to one of the birds and the Evie is feeding the other bird a lump of sugar. The image is from […]

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The Little Cooks ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 12, 2014

This adorable vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features two little girls preparing dinner with their toy dishes, small table and play stove. Here is an excerpt of the story from the book: “…the little girls began to cook their dinner. It was great fun, Mary thought; indeed, she liked it almost better than playing with […]

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Clapsaddle Christmas Postcard ~ Free Vintage Image

by Julie J on September 9, 2014

This vintage Christmas postcard by Ellen Clapsaddle features two adorable children outdoors; they are dressed warm for the winter weather. The girl is carrying a bundle of mistletoe and the boy is carrying a wreath of holly and berries. A message at the top of the card is: A Merry Christmas and another message at […]

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The Knitting Lesson ~ Free Vintage Storybook Image

by Julie J on September 8, 2014

This vintage storybook illustration, titled The Knitting Lesson, features a mother teaching her young daughter know to knit. The mom, seated on a chair outdoors, is knitting with blue yarn as her little girl, standing by her side, intently watches her mother knitting. The image is from a storybook titled The Sunbeams and Me, by Helen Marion […]

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