Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Ladies on a Winter Walk, 1904

Leaving behind the self you once were is the shredding of the old
for you have outgrown who you once were in your skin.
Out of all this, is born the raw, real,
and unfinished self who is on the journey of becoming.
When the seasons lose their old selves just as winter turns to spring
with the moments tenderly unfolding just as dawn heralds the end of the night.
Jayita Bhattacharjee

A vintage fashion hstory illustration from 1904. The drawing shows two Edwardian ladies out for a walk around town in their warm winter coats and fur stoles. The street seems empty of any hustle and bustle, and the two women seem content to browse the nearby shops in a leisurely manner.

This black and white engraving is from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustrations for Mixed-Media Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Ladies by the River 1 & 2 (1904)

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Have you also learned that secret from the river;
that there is no such thing as time?
That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth,
at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains,
everywhere and that the present only exists for it,
not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Two vintage fashion hstory illustrations from 1904. In the first, three Edwardian ladies are resting and conversing after they have enjoyed a promenade by the river. In the background, you can see some houses on the other side of the riverbank, and there is also a little row boat gliding by. The top border of the picture is decorated with fancy floral embellishments.

In the second drawing, a trio of ladies in Belle Époque winter capes and coats are out for a walk along the waterfront of a picturesque town. A bridge and a small tower, with a few barges moving along the river can be spotted in the scene behind them.

These black and white engravings are from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Vintage Art Appreciation: The Ferry by Emanuel Phillips Fox

The Ferry, c1910
by Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865–1915)

About the artist: Emanuel Phillips Fox was an Australian impressionist painter. He was born on 12 March 1865 to the photographer Alexander Fox and Rosetta Phillips at 12 Victoria Parade in Fitzroy, Melbourne, into a family of lawyers whose firm, DLA Piper New Zealand still exists. He studied art at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School in Melbourne from 1878 until 1886 under G. F. Folingsby; his fellow students included John Longstaff, Frederick McCubbin, David Davies and Rupert Bunny.

In 1886, he travelled to Paris and enrolled at the Académie Julian, where he gained first prize in his year for design, and École des Beaux-Arts (1887–1890), where his masters included William-Adolphe Bouguereau and Jean-Léon Gérôme, both among the most famous artists of the time. While at the Beaux Arts, he was awarded a first prize for painting. He was greatly influenced by the fashionable school of en plein air Impressionism.

About the painting:'The ferry' is the artist’s masterpiece. It was developed from rapid sketches that Fox painted outdoors at Trouville, a favourite beach resort in the north of France, and was completed in his Paris studio the following winter. Fox positions the viewer as if peering down to the elegant boating party and immerses us in a sumptuous, genteel world of vibrant colours, luscious fabric textures and warm summer atmosphere.

Originally exhibited in Paris and London, 'The ferry' also influenced a younger generation of Australian modernist artists when it was exhibited in Sydney in 1913.

Sources:
[1] Original image from Google Art Project
[2] Artist description
[3] Painting description

Free Printable Fashion History Card for Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Hats for Young Ladies, 1872 (Set 1)

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself,
"I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along."
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Three fashion history illustrations of young Victorian ladies in fancy hats for winter; scanned from my copy of the January 6, 1872 issue of Harper's Bazar.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art:

She was struck by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things
could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people...
Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One

An antique fashion history illustration from an 1866 issue of Peterson's showing a group of four ladies, wearing shades of brown, blue and gray, standing in a beautifully landscaped front garden leading to a plantation house in the background.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies with Belle Époque Hats & Veil, 1892

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

A good friend keeps your secrets for you.
A best friend helps you keep your own secrets.
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1892 showing two Victorian belles with the latest fashionable Belle Époque hats and veil for winter. Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: The Music Teacher, 1893

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..
Pablo Casals

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1893 showing a Victorian lady standing in front of a piano examining large sheets of music.

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Free Vintage Real Photo Postcards (RPPCs): Ladies with Hand Painted Roses (Set 1)

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There is only one page left to write on.
I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love.
I have loved. I will love.
Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all.
You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair
or move them around a dance floor.
But when those senses weaken another heightens.
Memory.
Memory becomes your partner.
You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it.
Mitch Albom

Two vintage, hand-tinted real photo postcards (RPPC) from c1920; each shows a young Edwardian woman with hand-painted roses. The second card also has the French word "Tendresses" in decorative script in the upper right corner of the postcard.

Wonderful graphics for collage art, junk journals, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can download the free high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without any watermark here and here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Lady in Winter Promenade Costume 1

Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.
Mary Oliver

A vintage fashion hstory illustration from 1904 that shows an Edwardian lady dressed in a gray promenade costume with a boa and a feathered hat for accessories. Original hand-tinted engraving is from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Lady in Cape with Large Silk Collar, 1893

A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color.
And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to.
And there were no limits to anything.
And the people of the world were good and handsome.
And I was not afraid any more.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1893 showing a Victorian lady in a cape with a large silk collar. She is also wearing a hat with a matching style to her collar.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Ballroom Belles in Black and White Lace, 1892

Friday night was the night most people thought they were supposed to have fun.
Trouble was most people didn't know what fun was or how to have it,
so things usually ended up pretty ugly.
Kinky Friedman, A Case of Lone Star

Entertainment is temporary happiness,
but the real happiness is permanent entertainment.
Amit Kalantri

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1892 showing two Victorian belles at the ball, one in black lace, the other in white lace, and each one carrying a folded fan. Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Vintage Art Appreciation: Paris - The Flower Market on the Île de la Cité by Louis Marie de Schryver

The Flower Market on the Île de la Cité
by Louis Marie de Schryver (1862–1942)

About the artist: Louis Marie de Schryver was born in Paris on October 12, 1862. The son of a well-respected journalist, he was raised in the privileged upper class of French society.As a member of the upper class himself, de Schryver was no doubt innately familiar with the leisure activities of the fashionable women of Paris that would become his subject matter. Among the many changes to daily life in the waning years of the 19th century was the increasing visibility of women outside the home.

About the painting: Both the chic women strolling the boulevards to show off their modish new dresses and hats and the young women selling flowers and staffing the cafés and boutiques in the fashionable areas of town were taking advantage of new freedoms that would not have been available to them even a generation before.

The profusion of different flowers on offer is complimented by the artist’s skillful rendering of the backlit pink parasol of the woman in the background and the play of light on the layered light-yellow ribbons on the hat of the woman in the foreground, as these elements echo the shape and color palette of the flowers themselves. The horse-drawn carriage passing in the background gives the painting a charmingly anecdotal, observed quality which is a hallmark of the artist’s best work.

Source of image and description: Christie's

Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: A Quiet Evening, 1892

A quiet secluded life in the country,
with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good,
and who are not accustomed to have it done to them;
then work which one hopes may be of some use;
then rest, nature, books, music,
love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
Leo Tolstoy

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1892 showing two Victorian ladies enjoying a quiet evening of reflection and conversation at home. Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Free Printable Pattern for Needlecrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: French Floral Design for Embroidery 2 (1904)

A French embroidery pattern from 1904 showing a Louis XV - XVI inspired design with leaves and ribbons for the bottom part of a screen. The pattern keys are outlined below the design. From my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

Download and use for a needlework project but you can also incorporate this pattern into mixed media artwork, to embellish a scrapbook page or simply print and frame for wall art. You can find the free high-res 8" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Visiting Costumes (Set 1)

"But you have said it too often, Mr. Benedict!" said Mrs. Perumal
in an imperious tone that was quite out of character.
"And if you continue in this vein,
I'm afraid we'll be compelled to cut our visit short.
Surely there are other establishments that would host an entire troup of guests - indefinitely and without reward - and not feel obliged to apologize for it!"
Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma

Two vintage fashion hstory illustrations from 1904 that shows Edwardian ladies dressed in visiting costumes. Original black and white engraving is from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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