This retro valentine envelope has a pretty design of roses, hearts and ribbon in shades of red and blue. The extended edges of the envelope indicate where to fold and paste to create an envelope from this printable illustration. Click on image to enlarge.
This vintage Valentine’s Day postcard features two cherubs playing on, and beside, several valentine hearts. One of the cherubs is Cupid. He has a bow in one hand and a quiver of arrows strapped across his chest and is lying on the top of a large red heart that is wrapped in a striped ribbon. The second cherub is seated at the base of the same large red heart, with a garland of purple flowers draped over one leg and under the other. The message on the card is: To my Valentine. Click on image to enlarge.
This aged page, from a vintage dictionary published in 1922, includes the words: valentine, valuable, value, vampire and vanilla. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a wonderful vintage illustration of a brown and white rabbit with a carrot on the ground in front of him. There are four more rabbits in the background and a brief description of the difference between tame rabbits and wild ones at the bottom of the page. The image is from Little Folks Natural History that was published by McLoughlin Bros in 1902. Click on image to enlarge.
You can find more animal illustrations in the “Animals” section of my blog gallery here.
Here is a wonderful vintage C. S. Hammond map of Russia. I scanned it from a dictionary in my collection that was published in 1906. Click on image to enlarge.
This adorable vintage valentine features a yellow teddy bear putting a scoop of strawberry ice-cream onto a cone. The message on the card is: What a “scoop” to have a Valentine like you! This illustration is from a valentine book that was published in the 1940s; it was not copyrighted.Click on image to enlarge.
Here are two variations of a ladies’ vintage apron. The first style has a bib and a pocket; the second style is the same as the first but does not have the bib or the pocket. The images are from the June 1904 issue of The Delineator magazine (this is a new issue to my collection of Delineator magazines). Click on image to enlarge.