On the center of this front cover of the August 1886 issue of Babyland magazine is an illustration of three girls playing a game. Two of the girls are holding up a branch of leaves and the third girl is dancing under the branch. There is a circle of figures, sketched in red, framing the girls and sketched images of children in a circular design around the red circle of figures. Specimen Copy is stamped on the right hand side of the page. The magazine cost 5 cents an issue or 50 cents a year.Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a black and white clip art collection of seven Victorian hats and bonnets for babies and children. The images are from the Koch & Co. Spring and Summer 1898 Fashion Catalogue. These bonnets and hats ranged in price from 49 cents to $2.98. Click on image to enlarge
I thought I’d begin adding Christmas graphics to my blog for those of you that have started working on your Christmas projects.
This vintage Christmas postcard features Santa putting the final touches of paint on a doll’s face. There is a rubber ball, a toy drum and a sprig of holly on the table Santa is working at and a couple of finished toys pinned to the wall in the background. The message on the lower right of the card is: Christmas Joys. The message in the upper left hand corner of the card is:
There’s nothing Santa
Than making toys for
girls and boys,
And in his way he’s
For he knows just
your eyes. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a wonderful vintage clip art image of a rooster and hen. They are Mottled Javas. The illustration is from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
This beautiful vintage image features white roses with a delicate pink center and two pink rosebuds. The name of the rose is Innocente Pirola. The image is from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopaedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885. Click on image to enlarge.
This aged page, from a vintage dictionary published in 1922, includes the words: jonquil, journal, journey, joust, jovial, joy, joyful, jubilant, jubilee and Judaism. Click on image to enlarge.