Storybook

This vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, titled Idle features a young girl slouched in a big chair. There is an open book at her feet and a kitten playing with a ball of yarn on the floor beside her chair but the girl looks uninterested and bored. This illustration accurately depicts the feelings of boredom […]

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To Baby ~ Free Vintage Storybook Image

by Julie J on May 7, 2015

This sweet Kate Greenaway storybook page features a young lady (perhaps the baby’s mom, older sister or nanny) seated on a red chair holding her standing baby on her knee. The accompanying poem on the page is: TO BABY OH, what shall my blue eyes go see? Shall it be pretty Quack-Quack to-day? Or the Peacock […]

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This fun Kate Greenaway storybook illustration features an adorable Victorian girl leaning against a tree while many cats are coming to join her for tea.The accompanying poem is: WHAT did she see – oh, what did she see, As she stood leaning against the tree? Why, all the Cats had come to tea. What a […]

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Hide And Seek ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on May 2, 2015

This adorable storybook engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features a young Victorian girl standing in a corner with her face hidden. She is playing a game of hide and seek with her friend and it is her turn to “hide”. The girl has her hands clasped behind her back with the arm of her doll clutched in […]

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a beautiful Chrysanthemum flower child. The page also includes the following short poem: CHRYSANTHEMUM is Japanese, She’s a fine lady, if you please; She comes to see us once a year, About the time Thanksgiving’s here. Here is a cleaner version of the […]

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Happy Days by Kate Greenaway ~ Free Image

by Julie J on April 23, 2015

Here are two pages from the vintage storybook Marigold Garden by Kate Greenaway, circa 1892. The pages include a poem titled Happy Days and an illustration of two young ladies (perhaps older sisters) who have stopped to visit as they cross paths on their walk. The older girls are each holding a baby and have more children […]

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a pretty Ragged Robin flower child. The page also includes the following short poem: RAGGED ROBIN on a lark Stole inside of Central Park; There they treated her so well, She soon looked like a city Belle.Here is a cleaner version of the […]

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Small Country Cottage ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on April 11, 2015

This vintage illustration features a small country cottage that is surrounded by grasses, a purple and yellow bush and a pink flowering tree. A white fence is in the foreground and a colorful bird is in flight above the scene. The image is from Roses and Lilies from Longfellow, a book of poetry that was published […]

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Here is a shabby vintage storybook page that includes an illustration of a sweet wild rose flower child. The page also includes the following short poem: WILD ROSE runs round everywhere, Likes to breathe the nice fresh air; Even her high-bred connection Cannot match her pink complexion. Here is a cleaner version of the wild […]

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This vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features two adorable little girls sitting in a wheelbarrow in the garden. One of the girls is holding her doll and the other has a cat tucked in behind her. The illustration is from Little Folks and Little Friends by Oscar Pletsch, circa 1880. Click on image to enlarge. Related posts: Girls […]

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