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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Keywords: 1912, 20th century, antique, Belle Époque, flower, greeting card, January 1st, New Year, pink rose, vintage postcard

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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Keywords: 1876, 19th century, antique, arrangement, children, Christmas carol, composition, melody, sheet music, song, St. Nicholas Magazine, tune, Victorian, vintage

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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Keywords: 1887, antique, books, children, christmas, family, graphics, holiday, illustration, love, mother, reading, stories, victorian, vintage

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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Keywords: 1892, antique, Christmas, Christmas Eve, fireplace, illustration, Santa Claus, stockings, toys, vintage