Here is a vintage image of a girl seated on a windowsill of an open window. She is picking flowers from a beautiful vine that is growing around the window. The image is from Wild Flowers from Whittier, 1909. Click on image to enlarge.
The adorable illustrations of an elephant, a mouse and a fairy that I’ve used to create this digital collage sheet are from the story, An Island Fable, from the December 1898 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. Here is a version with the wording removed. Click on images to enlarge. The full three-page story is available as a free [...]
This three-page story, An Island Fable, with adorable illustrations of an elephant, a mouse and a fairy is from the December 1898 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. I think the moral of the story is wonderful: “Let each be himself, not somebody else, Nor covet what others may hold. Each one has his place, That he can [...]
This pretty illustration and old fashioned poem The Wedding Bells is from the book Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. Click on image to enlarge.
I just love this vintage illustration of two young Victorian girls out for a stroll down their storybook path! I wonder what the empty basket is for. Flowers, perhaps? The image is from the antique children’s book A Day in a Child’s Life by Kate Greenaway, circa 1881. Click on image to enlarge.
It isn’t the season for tulips for many of us but I couldn’t wait until spring to share this pretty image! These beautifully illustrated flowers are from the antique storybook A Day in a Child’s Life by Kate Greenaway, circa 1881. Click on image to enlarge.
This is another page from the antique school lesson book, Our Little Book for Little Folks, 1896. It’s part of a lesson on fruit and nuts (I uploaded the image page from the lesson this morning). I cleaned up the image page of fruit and nuts in Photoshop but I love the grungy look of the lesson pages so [...]
This pretty floral wreath is from the antique storybook A Day in a Child’s Life by Kate Greenaway, circa 1881. I’ve included a version with the title of the book intact and one with the title removed. Click on images to enlarge.
This vintage storybook image, Miss Molly and the Little Fishes, is from Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, 1892. Click on image to enlarge.
This dapper frog is going out wooing! The image is from Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes by McLoughlin Brothers, circa 1900. Click on image to enlarge.