This vintage clothes drier image is from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, circa 1888. Click on image to enlarge.
I think this combination thread spool and thimble holder was a wonderful invention and it would be great if they still made these. This old magazine advertisement is from a supplement to the November 1889 issue of the American Agriculturist magazine. Here is a black and white clip art version of the image from the…
Here is a clip art image of a Victorian lady modelling an elegant gown that is referred to as a Ladies’ Costume in the magazine article it’s from. The image is from the October 1889 issue of The Delineator magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a wonderful old dress form, referred to as a dress stand in the book. With such a large bustle, I wonder how uncomfortable it would have been for ladies to sit when fully clothed in their luxurious dresses and this wire frame under it all. The image is from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household…
Here is a poem titled In September by Elizabeth Cole. The shabby page is from the September 1885 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
Enclosed within a circle that may represent a full (harvest) moon, and below a decoration of two stalks of wheat, is an illustration of a Victorian girl carrying a bundle of wheat over her shoulder. The title of the image is The Harvest Moon and it’s from the October 1885 issue of St. Nicholas magazine….
Enclosed within a circle and below the heading The Hunter’s Moon is an illustration of a boy crouched on the ground looking directly into the face of a cute rabbit. The boy is dressed for hunting but at his age, I’m assuming his rifle, that rests in the grass at his side, is a toy – or…
Here is a lovely vintage ornate frame with plenty of swirls and an inner lined rectangle design. This illustration is from the May 1889 issue of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
This illustration of a Victorian lady, modelling a beautiful Ladies’ Costume, is from the October 1889 issue of The Delineator magazine. Here is a black and white clip art version. Click on images to enlarge.
Here is a set of vintage tennis rackets and balls. The image from the June 1885 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. Click on image to enlarge.
Here is a shabby antique envelope that was postmarked February 9, 1887. The front: The back: Click on images to enlarge.
Here is a vintage advertisement for Victor Cycles that were made by the Overman Wheel Co. This ad is from the May 1887 issue of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. And a black and white clipart version of one of the bicycles from the ad. Click on image to enlarge.