Free Antique Illustration for Crafts, Card Making or Scrapooking: Victorian Lady in At-Home Dress 1 (Winter Fashion 1886)


“I want to be able to be alone, to find it nourishing - not just a waiting.”
― Susan Sontag, Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

Vintage black and white illustration from 1886 showing a Victorian lady wearing an "at-home" dress in the latest winter fashion style from Paris (as supplied by Mme. Cousinet of rue Richter, 43). To download, click once on the image to expand, then right-click to save to your computer. High-res 4" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG is free to download for crafts, card making or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Illustration for Crafts, Scrapooking or Graphic Design: The Secret (or Victorian Lady with a Locket)


“I thought about how there are two types of secrets:
the kind you want to keep in, and the kind you don't dare to let out.”
― Ally Carter, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

Vintage black and white illustration from c1873 that shows a young Victorian woman looking down dreamily into an open locket as she gently caresses whatever is holding her attention with the tip of her finger. When it was originally published, the image was captioned: "The Secret." High-res 7.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG is free to download for crafts, scrapbooking or graphic design projects here.



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Free Antique Illustration for Crafts, Scrapbooking, Card Making and Graphic Design: Victorian Children's Christmas 1 (from 1875)


“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred,
and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

A black and white illustration that originally appeared in 1875 showing several Victorian children celebrating Christmas in their play room, away from the grown-ups. I thought this would be a lovely graphic for a scrapbooking page or a holiday card but of course you can also use it in other graphic design projects such as an announcement for a play or a party invitation. The free high-resolution 6" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG can be downloaded without a watermark here.



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Free Vintage Illustration for DIY Wall Art, Scrapooking or Party Invitations: Edwardian Young Ladies in Pretty Ball Gowns 1


“People aren’t always what you want them to be. Sometimes they disappoint you or let you down,
but you have to give them a chance first. You can’t just meet someone and expect them to be everything you’re looking for and then be angry when they’re not every hope and aspiration you projected onto them. It’s foolish to believe that someone will be what you imagine them to be. And sometimes, when you give them a chance, they turn out to be better than you imagined. Different, but better.”
― Chloe Rattray, Sacré Noir

Vintage black and white illustration of three Edwardian young ladies chatting conversationally at a party. These three teenagers look very grown-up in their pretty ball gowns and formal up-dos. High-res 9" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG is free to download without a watermark for DIY wall art, scrapbooking, party invitations and all sorts of other graphic design projects here. If you are printing this for framing, I recommend heavyweight cardstock, heavy, matte photo paper or hot-pressed watercolour paper using waterproof or archival inks.


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Free Vintage Illustration for Crafts, Collage, Scrapooking or Card Making: Edwardian Family Skate Outing, Christmas 1904

“There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.”
― Jerry Seinfeld

Vintage black and white illustration published on Christmas Day 1904 that shows an Edwardian family of three girls and a boy out for an outdoor skate in the park. The youngest girl is learning to skate and is being gently led along by her older sisters while her older brother stands to one side, watching disdainfully as older brothers are wont to do! High-res 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG is free to download for crafts, collage artmaking, scrapbooking and other graphic design projects here.

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