This clip art piece features a Victorian country scene. A man is riding in a horse-drawn wagon that is being pulled by a black horse and a reddish colored horse on a dirt path. There is a large bucket of coal in the wagon beside the farmer. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a clip art image of a handsome young fairytale prince. He is dressed in fine Victorian royal attire complete with velvet cape and feather plume hat. The prince is holding his hat in one hand, has a sword attached to his belt and is coming down a step. This 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 Bowers, and others. The book was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons in the late 1800s. There is a handwritten inscription in the book signed, “Frances” and dated “Dec. 25, 1899”. Click on image to enlarge.
This lovely vintage postcard features several doves and a birdhouse that is covered in purple flowers. One bird is inside the birdhouse looking out and several others are either perched on parts of the outside of the birdhouse or flying towards it. Click on image to enlarge.
Today I humbly pay my respects to my dear sister, Marilyn. It was one year ago today that she passed away at 51 years of age. Marilyn was not only my sister but she was also my very dear friend and I miss her. This image is from Nearer my God to Thee, a book that was published in 1878. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is an old map of central Europe. The countries included in full on this map are: France, England, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria Hungary, Bosnia, Servia, Roumania and Bulgaria. Parts of the following countries are also included: Spain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Turkey and Italy. The map is from one of a two-volume set of dictionaries in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a page from a vintage ladies’ fashion magazine that includes five elegant and fancy Victorian hat styles for the Summer of 1900. The image is from the May 1900 issue of The Delineator magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage clip art image of a Cuttle-fish or octopus. An interesting tidbit of information I learned from the article in the book is that “the color called sepia comes from the Cuttle-fish. It is used by the animal for darkening the water with an inky cloud, that it may more easily escape from a pursuing enemy.” This illustration is from the book Natural History by Worthington Hooker, M.D., 1864. Click on image to enlarge.