Vintage Postcard for Collage, Scrapbooking ot Greeting Card: January 1st New Year Greeting with Pink Rose (from 1912)


New Year's Day greeting postcard by John Winsch, a popular postcard publisher from Stapleton, New York. A pink and red rose in full bloom with a pair of flowers still in the bud curve gracefully down the top half of the card. The words "Jan 1st" shoot outwards from the bottom bud, embellished with fancy flourishes. You can find the high-res 3.5" x 5.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Victorian Sheet Music: Christmas Carol from 1876


A Christmas carol from the December 1876 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. The words were written by Mary Maples Dodge and the music was arranged by F. Boott. You can download the high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG here.

I
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children dear!
For Christ, once born in Bethlehem,
Is living now and here.
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children dear!
For Christ, for Christ, once born in Bethlehem,
Is living now and here...
For Christ, once born in Bethelehem,
Is living now and here.

II
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children sweet!
The way to find the Holy Child,
Is lighted for your feet.
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children sweet!
The way, the way to find the Holy Child,
Is lighted for your feet...
The way to find the Holy Child,
Is lighted for your feet.

III
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children glad!
Rare gifts are yours to give the Lord,
As ever wise men had.
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children glad!
Rare gifts, rare gifts are yours to give the Lord,
As ever wise men had...
Rare gifts are yours to give the Lord,
As ever wise men had.

IV
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children fair!
Still doth the one Good Shepherd hold,
The feeblest in his care.
Good news on Christmas morning,
Good news, O children fair!
Still doth, still doth the one Good Shepherd hold,
The feeblest in his care...
Still doth the one Good Shepherd hold,
The feeblest in his care.

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Victorian Illustration: Mother Reading Christmas Stories from 1887


A black and white illustration that originally appeared in the December 1887 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. It shows a Victorian mother reading Christmas stories to her two children (both are snuggled up close to her) as snow falls in big, fat flakes outside the living-room window. Doesn't this look like a cozy holiday scene? I thought this would be fantastic for a scrapbooking page or collage art but of course you can also use it in a graphic design project. The free high-resolution 5" x 8.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG can be downloaded without a watermark here.

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Victorian Whimsy: Santa Has Landed!


An illustration that originally appeared in the December 1892 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. It shows a stern-looking Santa Claus with his sack of toys, landing in a fireplace hung with stockings large and small. The tiles surrounding the fireplace are decorated with an amazing array of fanciful scenes and mythical creatures. You can download the free high-resolution 9.5" x 10" @ 300ppi JPEG for mixed media or graphic design projects by clicking here.

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Vintage Postcard: Grungy Christmas Bell with Winter Berries and a Red Bow (from 1906)


I left a bit of grunge on this vintage Christmas greeting card from 1906. I love the colours and composition of the brassy-gold Christmas bell entwined with sprigs of berry-laden holly and mistletoe, all bound together and finished off with a bright red bow. Wouldn't this be a lovely card to accompany a vintage gift? You can download the high-res 4" x 6" @ 300ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Victorian Whimsy: Mr. Snowbird Spends Christmas with Br'er Rabbit


This vintage picture story that originally appeared in the December 1895 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine shows Mr. Snowbird spending Christmas with the hero trickster of many traditional folk tales, Br'er Rabbit. Don't they look like they are having a merry old time? I thought this would be great for a whimsical Christmas card but you can also use it for other holiday design projects. Click here to download the high-resolution 4" x 6" @ 300ppi JPEG without a watermark.

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Vintage Postcard: Christmas Greeting Card with Cherubs Holding a Banner



A vintage Christmas postcardcard from my personal collection. The front shows a pair of angelic cherubs holding a blank banner against a snow-covered Christmas tree with a sparkling star in the background. I have also scanned and included the postally unmarked postcard back. Great for any upcoming Christmas projects. To download the high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark, please click here and here.

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Antique Advertising: How to Get Supper Quickly Without Changing Your Gown!


A vintage ad from Marion Gas Company in 1910:

It's easy if you own a Regal gas stove. You can't appreciate the saving in time, temper and money effected by a Regal gas stove until you have used one. It is as great an improvement on a coal stove as the latter is on the old-fashioned fireplace. The Regal is the secret of happy housekeeping. At the touch of a match, it gives an intense heat just where you want it -- instantly controllable. No smoke, no smell, no coal to bring up, no ashes to carry out. No fallen cakes, burnt bread, nor delayed meals. Quick, reliable, and economical. All the Regals have large baking ovens with the heat scientifically distributed. They make baking and roasting a real pleasure. Every Regal is guaranteed for three years. Set up in your kitchen, attached, and ready for use, without extra charge. Prices, $7.50 to $35.

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Edwardian Fashion: Page 38 from 1911 National Style Book


First-generation digital scan of page 38 from the 1911 National Style Book, produced by the National Cloak and Suit Co. in New York City. Presented are five waists sold by the company, as well as detailed descriptions of each waist. Can be used as a background for mixed-media work or printed and framed as wall art. To download the high-res 8" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, please click here.

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Victorian Fashion: Ladies in Fancy Hats for Fall 1 (La Mode Illustreé, September 26, 1886)


Victorian ladies in fancy hats from the September 26, 1886 issue of La Mode Illustrée. Both hats were supplied by Mme. Colombin's establishment, situated at 41 rue de La Tour-d'Auvergne. Also shown are decorative accessories for hats. To download a high-res 7.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG, please click here.

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Edwardian Fashion: Lady at the Beach 1 (La Mode Illustrée, July 24, 1904)


A black and white illustration showing a fashionable Edwardian lady in trendy summer beachwear; originally published in the July 24, 1904 issue of La Mode Illustrée. Outfit was supplied by Mlle. Goéry's establishment, located at rue Littré, 15 in Paris. To download the high-res 6.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, please click here.

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Victorian Fashion: Bridal Fashions for a Wedding Party 1 (La Mode Illustreé, September 19. 1886)


First-generation digital scans of four black and white illustrations showing the latest trends in dresses for Victorian brides and maids of honour. These styles were originally published in the September 19, 1886 issue of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the four engravings as one high-res 9" x 13.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG file here.

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Edwardian Fashion: Elegant Lady in the Park 1


First-generation digital scan of a colour engraving from the August 7, 1904 issue of La Mode Illustrée. This image shows an Edwardian lady in a pale yellow dress with black piping and a multitude of frills and flounces. I have left most of the original old paper texture intact so you will notice that there are creases and some discoloration in the illustration. You can download the high-res 7" x 12.75" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Edwardian Fashion: Young Lady with Dog in the Garden 1


First-generation digital scan of an illustration (in full color) from the June 5, 1904 issue of La Mode Illustrée. This image shows an Edwardian lady in a yellow dress with a fuchsia pink sash seated on a teal blue garden bench. She seems quite deep in thought as her faithful companion, a small white and brown dog (looks like a Jack Russell terrier), surveys his surroundings with a patient eye. Although I have digitally removed a few tiny rips/tears from the paper, I have left most of the original old paper texture intact. There is some discoloration around the edges of the drawing and a couple of creases here and there. You can download the high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Victorian Fashion: Elegant Lady in an Interior 1 (Girl's Own Paper, Summer 1893)


First-generation digital scan of a black and white illustration. First published in the summer 1893 issue of Girl's Own Paper. This image shows an elegant Victorian lady sitting at her desk, partly illuminated by sunlight streaming in through a window, dreamily arranging a bouquet of flowers. The caption under the original engraving declares this to be "Mrs. Sutherland." You can download the high-res 8" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Victorian Sheet Music: Pompadour Galop (Young Ladies' Journal, July 1, 1886)


A page of Victorian sheet music, originally published in the July 1, 1886 issue of the Young Ladies' Journal. The arrangement is called "The Pompadour Galop" and was composed specifically for the publication by James Fitzgerald. You can download the high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Edwardian Fashion: Mother and Child in Summer Outfits 1 (La Mode Illustrée, July 24, 1904)

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A mother and daughter strolling together on the terrace of a grand estate. The child's summer outfit is designed for girls 6 -7 years old, and supplied by Magasins du Louvre while the mother's walking dress was supplied by by Mme. Blanche Limousin's establishment, located at 105 rue La Fayette. This fashion illustration was originally published in the July 24, 1904 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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Victorian Fashion: Women and Children at the Beach 1 (La Mode Illustrée, June 13, 1886)

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A black and white illustration showing the latest trends in Victorian beachwear, originally published in the June 13, 1886 issue of La Mode Illustrée. Outfits and models for the fashion engraving were supplied by the esteemed establishment of Mlle. de la Torchère, located at rue de Remnes, 120 in Paris.

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Victorian Fashion: Promenade Costumes for Spring (Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine, May 1875)


A black and white fashion illustration from the May 1875 edition of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine. The following is a description of the two costumes:

(Left)
Costume of light-brown silk alpace, trimmed with black Lyons silk. The front of the skirt is trimmed step-ladder fashion with bias silk bands, about one and a half inches wide, while the back breadths are encircled with four narrow overlapping flounces, headed with a similar silk band. These are framed with a ruche of the alpace, laid on in waves from waist to foot. The overskirt has the short pointed fronts, draped onto the long bouffant back-breadths by a bow of black ribbon, the points being edged with a narrow flounce and silk band. Close-fitting cuirass corsage, pointed front and back, and trimmed the same as the front of overskirt. The sleeves are coat-shaped, ornamented with a black silk cuff, on which is placed a black ribbon bow, encircled with lace. A band of the silk, edged with a down-falling flounce of the alpace and an upstanding frill of cambric decorates the neck, closed on the bust by a black ribbon bow. Black chip hat, trimmed with light brown and blue ribbons, and a blue feather.

(Right)
Promenade costume of black silk and French gray Summer cashmere. The silk skirt is trimmed with a gathered flounce, measuring in depth eight inches in front and twelve behind, surmounted with two wide and closely laid bands, piped on the edges. The overskirt and postilion basque are of the cashmere, edged with camels' hair fringe. The former is draped below the tournure, designing it as an apron, the looped sashes falling onto the silk flounce. Surmounting the fringe, on both the overskirt and basque, is a wide cashmere fold with a heavy rouleau of black silk, laid on through the centre; and a flaring black silk collar, deeper behind than in front, completes the neck. Muslin ruff and undersleeves. Hat of French gray chip, trimmed with black ribbon, and two ostrich tips - rose pink and gray.

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Keywords: 1875, 19th century, American, antique, Belle Époque, costume, dress, fashion illustration, Gilded Age, ladies, promenade, steampunk, Victorian, visiting, vintage

Edwardian Fashion: Ladies on Tour 1 (La Mode Illustreé, April 10, 1904)


Two Edwardian ladies visiting the site of Guinette Tower in Étampes, France. The travelling outfits shown in the image were provided by Mme. Blanche Limousin's establishment, located at 105 rue La Fayette. This fashion engraving was originally published in the April 10, 1904 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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Victorian Fashion: Straw Hats for Spring 1 (La Mode Illustreé, March 21, 1886)



Victorian ladies modelling the latest straw hats for spring of 1886. The first one is an English-style design with ribbons and a grand ostrich feather while the second is an Italian-inspired concoction bedecked with flowers. Both hats were provided by Mme. Colombin's establishment, situated at 41 rue de La Tour-d'Auvergne. Originally published in the March 21, 1886 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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Victorian Fashion: Women with Umbrellas 1 (La Mode Illustrée April 18, 1886)


A couple of Victorian ladies stepping out for a stroll in their gorgeously beaded spring mantillas. This black and white engraving was originally published in the April 18, 1886 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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Edwardian Fashion: Spring Hats for Young Ladies 1 (La Mode Illustreé, April 10, 1904)


Fancy spring hats for young Parisian ladies in the Belle Époque era. Originally published in the April 10, 1904 issue of La Mode Illustrée.

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Victorian Fashion: Ladies Setting the Table (Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine, September 1875)


A black and white fashion engraving from the September 1875 edition of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine. The following is a description from the publication:

"Nos. 1 and 2 are illustrations of the front and back of a dinner dress of rose-colored poult de soie. It consists of a train-skirt, trimmed with one deep scantily gathered flounce, edged with a knife-plaiting four and a half inches in depth, set on to form a heading. The overskirt is composed of clusters of upstanding folds, two in number, each cluster being strapped on either side with a fine shirred band, and are each connected behind on the train-breadths of the skirt by tied sashes of pink silk with fringed-out ends. These two clusters of folds are each edged with a fine knife-plaiting, giving the appearance of a double tablier. The corset is of the cuirass shape, trimmed with piped folds, and the neck is decorated with a fichu of plaited crêpe de Chine, edged with a fluting of the same. For the making of this dress thirty yards of poult de soie will be required."

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