This shabby vintage catalog page features four lovely, old fashioned, styles of ladies’ and one style of girls’ tall, lace-up shoes. Sale prices for the shoes range between $4.29 to $6.48 for the ladies’ styles and $2.98 for the girls’ style. The page is from a Chicago Mail Order Co. clothing catalogue, titled Challenge Sale that expired on February 28th, 1920. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage clip art image of a skeleton of man. The illustration is from Hooker’s Illustrated Natural History by Worthington Hooker, M.D. The book was published in 1864. Click on image to enlarge.
Here are two clip art images of lovely Victorian ladies’ hats.
The catalogue description for the first hat is “Black Fancy Straw, with black chiffon folds and pompons, wreath of violets in white and natural shades, fold of velvet on under brim. $4.98, 6.48. Same hat untrimmed, black only .95” The description for the second hat is “Black Chip Hat, fancy straw edge, trimming of Russian Net, three ostrich plumes, cluster of roses at back, fold of velvet on under brim $6.48, 8.48. Same hat untrimmed, black only .95.” The images are from the Koch & Co. Spring and Summer 1898 Fashion Catalogue.
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Here is a vintage poison label for Oxalic Acid that was printed for Case’s Drug Store. The label includes an illustration of a skull and cross bones in the upper left corner. The antidote for this poison was carbonate of soda, potash, lime, magnesia, chalk, calcined magnesia, followed by demulcent drinks, white of egg or milk. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage embroidery pattern for a picture frame includes a beautiful design of flowers and branches. The image is from the February 1896 issue of The Delineator magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of my fellow Canadians and Happy Columbus Day to my neighbors south of the border!
This adorable vintage Thanksgiving postcard, by Ellen Clapsaddle, features a young girl offering a cob of corn to a large turkey. The message on the card is: Good Wishes for Thanksgiving Day. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage clip art image features a formal table setting for a party of twelve people. The table is set in the center of an elegant Victorian dining room. The illustration is from Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms, by Thos. E. Hill, 1886. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a beautiful Victorian piano clip art image. Following is an excerpt from the book I scanned this illustration from: “The PIANO FORTE is a contribution from the manufactory of MR. CHICKERING, of Boston, United States; his instruments have obtained high reputation, even among European professors who have tried them, for their brilliancy of tone and their power. That which we have here engraved is one of the best specimens of their manufacture, and will bear the test of comparison with those of the most celebrated piano-forte makers of London or Paris. The exterior of the instrument is designed with much taste. It is simple in design, and by no means elaborately ornamented; in construction it is remarkably solid, and of very rich wood.” Click on image to enlarge.