Showing posts with label 1890s fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1890s fashion. Show all posts

Printable Fashion History Illustrations: Beach Party, 1893

I thought of you and how you love this beauty,
And walking up the long beach all alone
I heard the waves breaking in measured thunder
As you and I once heard their monotone.

Around me were the echoing dunes, beyond me
The cold and sparkling silver of the sea --
We two will pass through death and ages lengthen
Before you hear that sound again with me.
Sarah Teasdale

Victorian ladies outdoors at a beach party. Originally published 1893. You can download the high-res 10" x 10" JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Vintage Illustration for Cardmaking, Journaling, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Two Portraits of Victorian Women in Ruffles

Life is full of challenges, seen and unseen,
so to look and feel great, you must hold your head up each day
and project your inner confidence.
Cindy Ann Peterson, My Style, My Way: Top Experts Reveal How to Create Yours Today

Starlight beats when heart twinkles
Youthful sky beyond cloudy wrinkles
Muse of glory to flame the night
Verse inscribed as written light
Munia Khan

TWO antique illustrations of Victorian young ladies wearing ruffled outfits from c1890. The first portrait is of a young lady with glossy chestnut brown hair and clear, beautiful brown eyes that look out into the world serenely, lending her an air of easy, calm confidence.

The second portrait is also of a brunette. She is wearing a cluster of tiny, pink flowers pinned to her bodice and her crystal blue eyes gaze dreamily out into the world.

Free to download for use in cardmaking, journaling and scrapbooking projects or simply print and frame as wall art. You can find the high-res 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark here and here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Ladies in Walking & Travel Dresses, 1893

When you lost sight of your path, listen for the destination in your heart.
Katsura Hoshino

There’s something about arriving in new cities,
wandering empty streets with no destination.
I will never lose the love for the arriving, but I'm born to leave.
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

Two Victorian young women in walking and travelling dresses. Originally published in 1893. You can download the 10" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Ladies in Party Gowns, 1892

People of our time are losing the power of celebration.
Instead of celebrating we seek to be amused or entertained.
Celebration is an active state, an act of expressing reverence or appreciation.
To be entertained is a passive state
― it is to receive pleasure afforded by an amusing act or a spectacle....
Celebration is a confrontation,
giving attention to the transcendent meaning of one's actions.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Two Victorian young women in formal dinner gowns, standing in a formal foyer or reception area. Originally published in 1892. You can download the 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Together We Stand, 1892

I'd rather be standing here with you than out there without you.
Jennifer L. Armentrout, From Blood and Ash

Life teaches us to
Bend like the willow during a storm
Glide like an eagle
Under the sun mighty and warm
But to stand together
No matter the weather
Unity is all for the better
Marie Helen Abramyan

Two Victorian young women in double-breasted outfits, an arm around each other, standing on a balcony, and looking fearlessly out at the world. Originally published in 1892. You can download the 8" x 12.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Fashion History Illustrations: A Trio of Winter Fashions, 1896

Solace can be measured in the quiet silence between heartbeats.
Anthony T. Hincks
Winter Jacket and Cape - 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG (1st link below)

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Some women are truly beautiful. The light of love shines through their souls.
And the world gets drenched in their inimitable light of love.
But do not try to dominate them. Let them keep their softness and tenderness.
Avijeet Das
The Butterfly Sleeve - 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG (2nd link below)

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You see, women are like fires, like flames.
Some women are like candles, bright and friendly.
Some are like single sparks,
or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights.
Some are like campfires,
all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after.
Some women are like hearthfires,
not much to look at but underneath they are all warm red coal
that burns a long, long while.
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
Cloth Dress with Velvet Bands - 6" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG (3rd link below)

A trio of delicate ink and wash illustrations featuring Victorian ladies in winter fashions of 1896. The designs featured are: a winter jacket and a winter cape, the butterfly sleeve, and a cloth dress with velvet bands. You can download the high-res JPEGs without a watermark here (Link 1), here (Link 2), and here (Link 3).

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Travel Companions, 1893

But that's the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned.
I don't want to know what people are talking about.
I can't think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder
than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.
Suddenly you are five years old again. You can't read anything,
you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work,
you can't even reliably cross a street without endangering your life.
Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses.
Bill Bryson, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.
Hans Christian Andersen, The Fairy Tale of My Life: An Autobiography

Two Victorian ladies in travel costumes; originally published in 1893. You can download the high-res 8.5" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Fashion History Illustration: Victorian Lady in Belle Époque Promenade Dress, 1893

Belief in yourself is more important than
endless worries of what others think of you.
Value yourself and others will value you.
Validation is best that comes from within.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Dreams in a Time of War

To be around someone whose self-confidence is more
than what our first glance led us to expect is seductive.
Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

A self-confident Victorian lady standing on a balcony with beautiful ironwork, observing the scene below her with great interest. Originally published in 1893. You can download the 6" x 10.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Ladies by the Sea, 1892

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life
and have fun and project positivity all around you,
you become a sun in the center of every constellation,
and people want to be near you.
Shannon L. Alder

Grey rocks, and greyer sea,
And surf along the shore ―
And in my heart a name
My lips shall speak no more.
Charles G.D. Roberts

Vintage fashion illustration of two Victorian ladies on a seaside sojourn; originally published in 1892. Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can download the high-res 8" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Ladies wit a Book and a Letter, 1892

We read to know we're not alone.
William Nicholson, Shadowlands: A Play

The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Vintage fashion illustrations from 1892 showing Victorian ladies with a book (left), and with a letter (right). Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Printable Fashion History Illustration: Three Victorian Ladies in Belle Époque Promenade Dresses, 1893

The dust was antique spice, burnt maple leaves,
a prickling blue that teemed and sifted to earth.
Swarming its own shadows, the dust filtered over the tents.
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Three Victorian ladies, one seated reading a printed programme, the other two standing on either side of her. They seem to be at a carnival or perhaps at the races. You can download the 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Belle Époque Visiting Costumes, 1892

Come and see us if you feel like it. I always expect people to ask themselves.
Life is too short to send out invitations.
Daphne du Maurier

It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world.
It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1892 showing two Victorian ladies and a young girl, all dressed in the latest Parisian styles. One of the ladies seems to be heading out the door, her outfit accessorized with a veiled hat and a parasol. Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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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.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. 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 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.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 5" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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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.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 5" x 8.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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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.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 6" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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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.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 6" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies with Fans, 1892

If you can learn to stay cool and keep thinking,
you’ll figure out what you need to do.
Vincent H. O'Neil, A Pause in the Perpetual Rotation

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1892 showing two Victorian ladies, one holding a large folding fan and the other holding a little paddle fan. Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. 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 Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Travel and Visiting Costumes, 1892

The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A vintage fashion history illustration from 1892 showing three Victorian ladies standing in the parlor of a house, wearing travel and visiting costumes. A fourth lady is seated in the middle of the room, in a more relaxed at-home dress, lightly conversing with a little girl on her lap. Scanned from my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée magazines.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Child's Costume for a Winter Walk, 1892

I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?
And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says,
"Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again."
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

A French fashion history illustration from 1892 showing a little girl dreassed in fashionable warm clothes for a cold winter's day walk. In one hand she is carrying a muff while in the other she has a walking stick.

The illustration is free to download for use in mixed-media collage, graphic design, and various papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the high-res 4" x 7.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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