This adorable vintage engraving, by Oscar Pletsch, features two little girls washing doll clothes in a big old wooden tub. The illustration is from Little Folks and Little Friends by Oscar Pletsch, circa 1880. Click on image to enlarge.
This fun vintage postcard, by Ellen Clapsaddle, features a jolly Santa, with his bag of toys strapped to his back, talking on the phone with a young girl. A message on a design between the phones is: “Thine own wish wish I thee”. Another message in the upper left corner of the postcard is: A merry Christmas. Click on image to enlarge.
This lovely Victorian card features a pretty pink rose and a circle of branches framing a sweet bird. In the circular shape, behind the bird, is a bright blue sky over a country winter scene. The background of the card is a soft yellow color. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a beautiful vintage flower clip art image. The name of the flower is Camellia oleifera; it is commonly known as the Oil-seed Camellia or Tea Oil Camellia. The illustration 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.
Here is a pink vintage invoice made out to R. A. Agostini on behalf of Cahn, Nickelsburg & Co., Inc., a boot and shoe manufacturer that was located in San Francisco. The invoice, date stamped on May 4, 1914, is for a Miss. Pat. Mary Jane (I’m guessing that was a style of shoe) for $1.40. The total cost was $1.51 after postage was added. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a dark and spooky graveyard scene. There are graves with tombstones in the foreground and silhouettes of Victorian men and horse drawn carriages in the background; heading toward what I assume is a mausoleum. This vintage illustration is from Hill’s Manual of Social and Business Forms, by Thos. E. Hill, 1886. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage clip art image of a a rooster and a hen. They are White Leghorns. The illustration is from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a wonderful vintage C. S. Hammond map of New York City and Vicinity. I scanned the map from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.