Here is a wonderful old New York City map. It’s from one of a two-volume gigantic set of dictionaries in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
This engraving of a large coffee and tea service is from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851. This beautiful set was a work of Mr. John Ridgway of Cauldron Place, Staffordshire Potteries. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a lovely flowering branch of Prunus Sinensis Flore-Pleno. Prunus is the ancient Latin name for plum. 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.
This vintage image features five large goldfish in an aquarium. A fly is sitting on the outside left of the glass. The image is from Cassell’s Household Guide Volume III, circa 1869. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is an adorable Victorian storybook image of a mother walking with her two children. The little girl is clutching her mom’s skirt with one hand and playing with the apron of her pinafore with the other. The mother is carrying the baby. There are flowers growing on a trellis in the background. This picture is from A Day in a Child’s Life by Kate Greenaway, circa 1881. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a vintage children’s storybook image of a mother holding her precious little baby on her lap. In the story, this baby’s name is Little Bo-Peep. The mother’s name is Jill; she is the wife of Jack. The image is from Tom Tucker and Little Bo Peep, by Thomas Hood, illustrated by Alice Wheaton Adams, published in 1891. Click on image to enlarge.