Storybook

Dressing the Dolls ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on December 13, 2014

This adorable vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features two little girls dressing their dolls. 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 Girls Washing Doll Clothes ~ Free Vintage Clip Art Playing Dollies ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

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Playing Dollies ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on November 29, 2014

“The dolls had been having their afternoon nap, but they were awake now, and Bertha said she heard them crying; so the little girls left off playing “Hide and Seek,” and went back to the nursery. Here Mary taught her doll to walk, leading her by the hand, and pretending they were out in the […]

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Christmas Feast ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on November 20, 2014

“Bounce, Buckram! Velvet’s dear! Christmas comes but once a year, When it comes it brings good cheer, BEEF, PLUM-PUDDING, MINCE-PIES, AND BEER!” This wonderful image of a Christmas feast illustrates the last sentence from the vintage storybook, Tom Tucker and Little Bo Peep, by Thomas Hood, illustrated by Alice Wheaton Adams, published in 1891. The illustration is repeated on […]

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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 […]

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Fairytale Princess ~ Vintage Storybook Clip Art

by Julie J on November 12, 2014

This vintage storybook illustration is from an old, uncommon, story of Jack and the Beanstalk. In the story, Jack made a trade with an elf: an apple for a hatful of magic beans. Immediately after Jack planted the magic beans in his garden, a tall beanstalk grew; Jack and the elf climbed the beanstalk together. […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 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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