Free vintage images, clip art, printables, royalty free, high resolution digital graphics to use in your art by Julie. Julie is a vintage enthusiast and a Photoshop addict who loves to take pictures, scrapbook and cook.
This vintage book page features an illustration of one small butterfly in flight. The butterfly is surrounded by white space on the page. Here is a black and white clip art version of the butterfly. I scanned the original book page from an antique book in my collection titled Nearer my God to Thee. The book was published in 1878.
Although this is my last planned post to my blog (for the foreseeable future), one of my adult sons suggested that I could still post a free image to my blog on occasion, perhaps on holidays. I may do that.
Several people have asked if I will continue to keep my Etsy shop open. The answer is yes. You can find me on Etsy here. I also have a second, newer, Etsy shop, where I have begun to sell some of the original vintage postcards from my collection. That shop is here.
This vintage postcard features an illustration of two adorable Victorian children, a boy and a girl, dressed for a party. The boy is presenting the girl with a bouquet of red roses. There are wrapped gifts on a table in the background. The message on the card is: Just to let you know I thought of you today.
This vintage cookbook page includes recipes for: popovers (with alterations for rye popovers and whole wheat popovers), surprise muffins, Georgia Sally Lunn, and butterscotch curls. An illustration of the baked food on a serving platter is included to the left of each recipe on the page. The platter to the left of the Butterscotch Curls recipe includes pecan muffins and brown sugar biscuits as well as the butterscotch curls. I scanned the original page from Any one can Bake, 1929, published by the Royal Baking Powder Co. (copyright was not renewed).
This vintage illustration features a vase filled with a beautiful bouquet of chrysanthemums. There is a single chrysanthemum on the table top beside the vase. The vase itself has an etching of chrysanthemums on it. Here is a black and white clip art version of the illustration. I scanned the original image from Beeton’s New Dictionary of Every-Day Gardening, circa 1899.
This note is to let you know that I will be returning to full time employment in the New Year. As much as I enjoy working on the free vintage images for my blog, I won’t be able to keep up with everything I have on the go. Working on the images for my blog is a time consuming process and it is what I feel I need to leave at this time.
I will keep the blog up for you to use as a resource library for your crafts and design projects. I plan to finish up these last few days of the year with a free image each day; however, for the foreseeable future, I will not be adding new content to my blog after December 31st.
I wish you all much happiness and success in 2018!
This vintage New Year greeting card features an illustration of a Victorian lady and two small children, a girl and a boy, walking along a path toward a quaint cottage in the country. They are dressed in warm winter clothing. The girl is waving back to two children in the house who are waving from the windows and appear to be eager for their arrival. A frame of pine needles and pine cones on a branch is above, and to the left of, the scene. Two golden-colored bells are attached to the upper left corner of the branch. The message on the card is: Happy New Year
When the bells ring out the
Or when the bells ring
in the new,
I’m wishing hours of joy
Unceasingly for you.
Here is a vintage catalog advertisement for a flat-top, canvas-covered dress trunk. The trunk featured an iron bottom, iron center bands, malleable iron clamps, a strong lock and was paper lined. It was available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 28 to 40 inches. Each size was a different price. The lowest price for the smallest size was $2.43. The highest price for the largest size was $4.69. The ad includes prices for a carry all (not pictured). Here is a black and white clip art version of the trunk illustration from the ad. I scanned the original advertisement from the Koch & Co. Spring and Summer 1898 Fashion Catalogue.
This vintage Christmas greeting card features an art deco design that includes a colorful top border with triangular shapes, pine cones and candles. The left hand side of the card is decorated with branches of holly and berries and a lit candle on a fireplace mantle. There is a pot of food cooking over a fire burning in the firebox. The greeting on the card is:
Best Wishes at Christmas
Joyfulness and Contentment
Be yours at this happy time,
and may the New Year
bring days of unending
This vintage Christmas greeting card features an illustration of a bright red stocking with a green and white plaid toe and heel and yellow jingle bells sewn to the top front. The stocking is filled with an assortment of toys and candies and an adorable, happy, little puppy dog. The message on the inside of the card reads, “Hope Santa Claus leaves so many things Each one a grand SURPRISE That your very BIGGEST stocking Will be stuffed To TWICE its size”. I’ve removed the wording from the original card but left the shabby and aged bits of tape.
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