Food and Drink

Vintage Herbs Advertisement ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on October 9, 2014

This vintage catalogue advertisement includes brief descriptions and prices for several types of herbs. This old ad includes the “herb” opium poppy at 5 cents for a 20 oz. packet, 40 cents for ¼ lb. and $1.25 for 1 lb. The ad includes an illustration of bottled sage, coriander, dill, fennel and lavender and tins […]

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Vintage Strawberry ~ Free Clip Art Illustration

by Julie J on October 5, 2014

Here is a vintage clip art image of a single strawberry. The illustration is from Beeton’s New Dictionary of Every-Day Gardening, circa 1899. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Cluster of Grapes ~ Free Vintage Clip Art Image Vintage Pumpkin ~ Free Clip Art Climbing and Pole Beans Catalogue Page and Clip Art ~ Free […]

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Cocoa Cake ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on October 4, 2014

Here is a vintage illustration of a cocoa cake that has been finished with white frosting. The cake has three slices cut from the center and displayed in the foreground with the two remaining portions of the cake set out behind the slices. The image is from a booklet titled Choice Recipes by Miss Parloa and Other Noted […]

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Fruiting Apple Branch ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 30, 2014

This wonderful vintage illustration of a fruiting branch of apple includes three ripe apples and several leaves on a tree branch. The image is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. Here is a black and white clip art version. Click on images to enlarge. Related […]

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Yacht Club Salads ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on September 25, 2014

This wonderfully aged and tattered vintage page of salad illustrations is from the Yacht Club Manual of Salads by Agnes Carroll Hayward. The booklet was published in 1914 to promote Yacht Club food products. Here are cleaner versions of the images of salads from the page. Yacht Club Chicken Salad: Yacht Club Tomato Salad: Yacht […]

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Five Piece Tea Set ~ Free Antique Clip Art

by Julie J on September 23, 2014

Here is an antique catalogue advertisement for an elegant hand-engraved Victorian tea set. The set included five pieces, including: a tea pot, sugar bowl, cream pitcher, spoon holder and butter dish. The total cost for this beautiful set was $10.00. My original scan is from the Koch & Co. Spring and Summer 1898 Fashion Catalogue. Here is […]

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Cocoa Frappe ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on September 10, 2014

Here is an illustration of a delicious looking cup of cocoa frappe. This serving of frappe has been set on a glass saucer that has been placed on a white doily. The image is from a vintage recipe booklet titled Choice Recipes by Miss Parloa and Other Noted Teachers, 1908. The recipe from the cookbook is as follows: Mrs. Hill’s Cocoa Frappe Mix half […]

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Victorian Tea Time ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on September 3, 2014

Here is an interesting page, titled Social Observances, from a Victorian ladies’ magazine. The page includes an illustration of two women, seated at a small table, drinking tea. The main article on the page gives detailed information regarding wedding customs of the day. One detail states that invitations should be sent out two weeks in […]

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Strawberry Shortcake ~ Free Vintage Food Image

by Julie J on September 2, 2014

Here is a vintage cookbook page that includes recipes for Ryzon Strawberry Shortcake and Ryzon Currant Shortcakes. The page also includes a colorful and delicious looking illustration of a strawberry shortcake. In case you want to try baking either of these recipes and you’re wondering what Ryzon is, it was a brand of baking powder. […]

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Vintage Pumpkin ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on September 2, 2014

This vintage clipping provides some brief information about pumpkins and an illustration of a pumpkin placed on its side. Along with other details, the article states that young pumpkins can be used as a vegetable and when ripe they form a valuable esculent for soups and pumpkin pies. My original scan is from Beeton’s New Dictionary […]

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