Storybook

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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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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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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Alice in Wonderland ~ Vintage Storybook Image

by Julie J on August 31, 2014

ALICE IN WONDERLAND Quaint Alice trailed the rabbit, dressed So strangely in a coat and vest And at the bottom of the hole, Had many more adventures droll; By tasting “Drink Me” she grew smaller, By sipping something else, was taller; She met the Duchess, Cheshire Cat, The Mad March Hare and folk like that, […]

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Going to See Grandmamma by Kate Greenaway

by Julie J on August 30, 2014

GOING TO SEE GRANDMAMMA. LITTLE Molly and Damon Are walking so far, For they’re going to see Their kind Grandmamma. And they very well know, When they get there she’ll take From out of her cupboard Some very nice cake. And into her garden They know they may run, And pick some red currants, And […]

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Whimsical Storybook Pig ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on August 29, 2014

Here is a whimsical vintage illustration of a storybook pig. The illustration includes the pig’s head and neck with a large ruffled collar around his neck. 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, Jane Willis Grey, Fanny […]

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