Storybook

Hanging Doll Clothes ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on January 19, 2015

This adorable vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features two little girls hanging doll clothes, on a makeshift clothesline, to dry. The illustration is from Little Folks and Little Friends by Oscar Pletsch, circa 1880. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Girls Washing Doll Clothes ~ Free Vintage Clip Art Playing Dollies ~ Free Vintage Clip Art Dressing the […]

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Trial of Patience ~ Free Vintage Storybook Image

by Julie J on January 2, 2015

This vintage storybook illustration, titled A Trial of Patience, features a young girl helping her mother to wind a skein of wool. The mom is seated on a chair winding the wool into a ball. A small dog is curled up and resting at her feet. The image is from a storybook titled The Sunbeams and […]

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Concert to the Dolls ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on December 20, 2014

“Then the children gave a concert to the dolls, who were to be the company, while Bertha and Mary sang to them; Fido joining in the concert by howls, which, if they were not very musical, were at least expressive. They sang “Bo-peep” in parts, Bertha being the first voice, Mary the second, and Fido […]

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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 Concert to the Dolls ~ Free Vintage […]

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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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