Vintage Art Nouveau Template for Garden Journal or Card Making: Belle Époque Sundial with Old-Fashioned Hollyhocks


An art nouveau style illustration from a vintage postcard dated December 27, 1916. I love the depiction of the sundial and hollyhocks underneath a shady tree. It is such a quintessential cottage garden scene. I think this would make a really pretty greeting or invitation card but you could also use it as a background for journaling or scrapbooking. You can download the high-res 7" x 5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any words here.

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Vintage Fashion Illustrations: A Quartet of Victorian Ladies in Fancy Hats (Set 1)


Four black and white illustrations of Victorian ladies wearing fancy bonnets and hats from 1875. Can be used in crafts or junk journals, as stamping graphics or to embellish cards and scrapbook pages. You can download the high-res 8" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG here.

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Victorian Trade Cards (VTCs): Linden Bloom Perfume Ad with Young Girl Blowing Soap Bubbles


First-generation digital scan of a Victorian trade card from the late 19th century, produced by Foote and Jenks, perfumers from Jackson, Michigan. The front of the card shows a young Victorian girl holding a tea cup and blowing soap bubbles while the back of the card extols the virtues of the various perfumes and powders sold by the company. You can download the high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark for crafts or junk journal projects here (front) and here (back).

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Printable Public Domain 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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Public Domain Victorian Children's Fantasy Poem: The Toll-Gate (Poetry for Kids)


This little poem, entitled "The Toll-Gate" was written and illustrated by Rudolph F. Bunner (1860 - 1931), a noted illustrator and painter. It was originally published in the December 1895 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine. Here is how it goes:

There is a toll-gate hidden away,
Half in the fields, and half in the trees,
Where the children, the elves, and the fairies stray,
With footsteps facing the twilight breeze.

The fairies and elves can pass through free,
But a child must pay for the toll with a song,
Before the fairy land it can see,
And this must be said, or it all goes wrong:

"I believe in the Three Little Bears,
And the Prince that climbed the Mountain of Glass,
And I know how the Wild Swan's sister fares, --
So open the gate and let me pass."

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Vintage Real Photo Postcard (RPPC): Valerie with Bouquet of Red and Pink Roses (from 1914)


Original, first-generation digital scan of a vintage French real photo postcard (RPPC) postmarked October 18, 1914. This hand-tinted card shows a pretty young lady wearing a green gown with a gold embroidered bodice. She is holding a bouquet of red and pink roses. In the background is a path winding across a stone bridge nestled in the scenic French countryside. You can download the free high-resolution 3.5” x 5.5” @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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