Here are two beautiful vintage illustrations of song sparrows in spring.
The first illustration, by Edmund J. Sawyer, features a sweet singing song sparrow perched on a thin tree branch that is blooming in pussy willows.
Here is a cleaner, black and white clip art version of the song sparrow on the tree branch.
The second image, also by Edmund J. Sawyer, features an adorable song sparrow perched on a small branch overlooking a nest. The nest is filled with four speckled eggs. Flowers that look like daisies are growing among grasses on the ground below.
Here is a black and white version of the song sparrow overlooking the nest.
I scanned these illustrations of song sparrows in spring from the March – April 1918 issue of a magazine titled Bird-Lore.
New in my Etsy shop this week is a second set of printable vintage magazine advertisements.
Also new to my shop this week is a set of printable grungy fabric papers (additional previews are included in my shop listing).
I learned how to make the grungy fabric I scanned for this set from Nik the Booksmith’s course “The Booksmith Antiquarian” on teachable.com.
Preview images are linked to my shop.