Young Love ~ Free Vintage Illustration

by Julie J on February 4, 2015

Here is a beautiful vintage illustration of young love. A Victorian girl, in a pretty pink dress, is sitting on an old wooden fence blowing on a dandelion that has gone to seed. Her friend is leaning against the fence holding a bouquet of flowers in his hand. He is looking admiringly at the girl. Victorian storybook illustration, M Ellen Edwards art, free vintage clipart, valentine love graphics, young love vintage pictureThe image is from Two Children by F. E. Weatherly, illustrated by M. Ellen Edwards, circa 1884.

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Antique Washing Machines ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on February 3, 2015

Here are catalogue listings for two styles of antique washing machines. The first is a rotary washer named the Perfection Washer. The cost was $6.75 and the ad guaranteed this to be the finest washing machine in the world. old catalogue ad, vintage laundry clip art, antique washing machine illustration, free black and white clipart, clothes washer graphicsHere is a black and white clip art version of the Perfection Washer. old catalogue ad, vintage laundry clip art, antique washing machine illustration, free black and white clipart, clothes washer graphicsThe second washer is a Peerless Washer. The cost was $3.95 for the Peerless Washer and the ad claimed it was positively the finest washing machine in the country at the price. old catalogue ad, vintage laundry clip art, antique washing machine illustration, free black and white clipart, clothes washer graphicsHere is a black and white clip art version of the Peerless Washer. old catalogue ad, vintage laundry clip art, antique washing machine illustration, free black and white clipart, clothes washer graphicsThe ads are from the 1908  Spiegel May Stern Co. Universal Home Furnishers Catalogue.

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Boys in Biplane ~ Free Valentine Clip Art

by Julie J on February 2, 2015

This cute vintage valentine features two boys in an old-fashioned biplane. The boy that is piloting the plane appears relaxed and confident but his little friend in the back seat appears to be afraid of flying. The message on the front of the card is: Loving Thoughts. biplane valentine, vintage valentine clip art, airplane valentine card, retro valentine card, printable valentines, old fashioned kids valentineThe inside of the card includes an illustration of a girl kneeling on a broken heart. The message is:

I think it’s time for you to start
And help me mend my broken heart. biplane valentine, vintage valentine clip art, airplane valentine card, retro valentine card, printable valentines, old fashioned kids valentineClick on images to enlarge.

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Kindergarten Songs for February ~ Free Graphic

by Julie J on February 1, 2015

This vintage page of sheet music was written for kindergarten students. Included on the page are four short songs for the young children to learn during the month of February. The songs are: Five Little Girls, A Valentine, The Miner and A Wish. vintage sheet music, songs for February, kindergarten music, easy songs for children, old book pageThis page of sheet music is from the book First Year Music by Hollis Dann, 1914.

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The Constitution Ship ~ Free Clip Art

by Julie J on January 31, 2015

Here is a vintage clip art illustration of a beautiful sailing ship named The Constitution. This engraving is from the April 1872 issue of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. vintage ship clip art, black and white graphics free, sea clipart engraving, old fashioned ship illustrationClick on image to enlarge.

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Choo-Choose Me ~ Free Valentine Clip Art

by Julie J on January 31, 2015

This cute vintage valentine features a young boy, dressed as an engineer, driving a toy train that has been decorated for Valentine’s Day. The message on the card is: Choo-Choose Me ~ I’m Steamed Up Over You! train valentine, vintage valentine clip art, boy engineer driving train, retro valentine card, printable valentines, old fashioned childrens valentineThe illustration is from a valentine book that was published in the 1940s; it was not copyrighted.

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Cat’s Cradle ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on January 30, 2015

Here is an adorable vintage clip art illustration of a young Victorian girl teaching her cat Tabby, and the kittens, how to play Cat’s Cradle. One kitten is fast asleep but the mother cat and the kittens that are awake appear to be amused by the lesson. Victorian girl and kittens, cat’s cradle, game with string, vintage cat kitten illustration, black and white graphicsThe engraving is from the October 1885 issue of St. Nicholas magazine.

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Floral Endpaper ~ Free Vintage Graphic

by Julie J on January 30, 2015

Here is a beautifully aged floral endpaper. The paper has green flowers and leaves on a light background that has yellowed with age. There is foxing around the edges of the page. floral endpaper, old paper graphics, shabby aged page, digital texture paper, vintage floral designI scanned the page from Little Folks Natural History that was published by McLoughlin Bros. in 1902.

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Hydrangea Gardening Pages ~ Free Vintage Graphics

by Julie J on January 29, 2015

I posted a black and white vintage clip art illustration of a beautiful Hydrangea a few days ago. In response to my post, I received a request to share the information about hydrangeas from the book. That information is covered on these two pages. In addition to the hydrangea, there is gardening information on a few other plants and three more beautiful illustrations on the pages: one mushroom and two flowering plants. Hydrangea Hortensis, hydrangea flower, vintage book page graphics, vintage flower illustration, printable floral image, dictionary of gardening pageHydrangea Hortensis, hydrangea flower, vintage book page graphics, vintage flower illustration, printable floral image, dictionary of gardening pageThe pages are from the Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening – A Practical and Scientific Encyclopedia of Horticulture, edited by George Nicholson, circa 1885.

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Valentine Clown ~ Free Vintage Clip Art

by Julie J on January 29, 2015

This cute vintage valentine features a happy clown with his head torn through a paper heart. He is holding onto the sides of the heart with his hands. The message on the card is: Don’t Break My Heart! Be My Valentine. The illustration is from a valentine book that was published in the 1940s; it was not copyrighted. clown valentine, vintage valentine clip art, retro valentine card, printable valentines, old fashioned childrens valentineClick on image to enlarge.

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