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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Lady in the Park with Valerian Border

PROMISE YOURSELF

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

An Edwardian lady in the park with a border of valerian flowers on the left side of the image, 1904; from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée.

The genus name of valerian comes from the Latin “valere,” which means “to be strong” or “to be healthy,” in reference to the plant’s medicinal properties. It is an ancient herb; the Greeks used valerian to ward off evil, hanging valerian bunches in windows. The Celts hung it in their homes to ward off lightning. The herb was included in both love and sleep potions. Other magical uses include purification, such as consecrating ritual tools, promoting peace, breaking hexes, and providing stability and happiness. Valerian is used for grounding during emotional turbulence and for aiding in creativity.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Two Edwardian Girls Keeping Warm at Recess, 1904

Some people will hear you louder in silence.
Those are your tribe - they'll get you through the tough days
and give you something to laugh about on the ride.
Nikki Rowe

Two Edwardian girls keeping warm at recess, 1904; from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects 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 Vintage Fashion Illustration: Edwardian Ladies by the River, 1904

Advice is a dangerous gift,
even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient.
Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything,
don't get desperate or blow a fuse
and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone.
You have to realize it's going to be a long process
and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.
Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

Two Edwardian ladies in conversation as they pause to look at a grand castle across the river; from 1904. From my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the high-res 9" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Two Edwardian Ladies Gazing Out to Sea, 1904

I must be a mermaid, Rango.
I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.
Anais Nin

Look at that sea, girls ― all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen.
We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more
if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Two antique illustrations of Edwardian ladies standing on the shore, gazing out to the sea; originally published in 1904. From my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 8" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Romantic Renaissance Lace Two Ways, 1904

I was smiling yesterday,I am smiling today and I will smile tomorrow.
Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.
Santosh Kalwar, Quote Me Everyday

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway,
the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison

Two ways to incorporate romantic Renaissance lace, one in an attractive collar, another to embellish a parasol; originally published in 1904. From my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 9" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: An Unexpected Meeting, 1904

Sometimes people surprise us. People we believe we know.
Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls

Sometimes, however, it is better to play
the most capricious, unpredictable move.
Robert Greene

An unexpected meeting in the city; originally published in 1904. From my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Antique Fashion Illustration: Victorian Lady in Knit Jacket, 1873

You will be one of the menders of this world;
not the makers, nor yet the breakers,
just one of the menders.
Rosemary Sutcliff, The Witch's Brat

I ... am left with the lingering feeling
that the places we go in our minds to find comfort
have little to do with where our bodies go.
Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World

Victorian lady in knitted and crochet white zephyr worsted jacket from 1873. Found in my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the high-res 11" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustrations: Edwardian Ladies in Promenade Costumes, 1904 (Set 3)

If you are losing your leisure, look out!
— It may be you are losing your soul.
Virginia Woolf

That’s the place to get to — nowhere.
One wants to wander away from the world’s somewheres, into our own nowhere.
D.H. Lawrence, Women in Love

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

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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.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Edwardian Family on Holiday in the South of France, 1904

“I don't want to go to Peru.”
“How do you know? You've never been there.”
“I've never been to hell either and I'm pretty sure I don't want to go there.”
Richard Paul Evans, The Sunflower

Edwardian family holidaying in the south of France, 1904; from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 8" x 8" @ 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: Edwardian Ladies by the River, 1904

When we feel lost in time,
with only shadows of the past living in our mind;
when the moment, which “was", no longer "is” and when only silence remains,
loads of questions arise. We can cry a river or we may wonder: “What went wrong?”
Erik Pevernagie

Edwardian ladies resting after a walk by the river; from 1904. Bonus illustration of an Edwardian lady with a veiled hat in the upper left side of the magazine page; from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the high-res 8" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Edwardian Children with a Book and a Doll, 1904

The saints, too, had wandering minds.
The saints, too, had constantly to recall their constantly wandering mind-child home.
They became saints because they continued to go after the little wanderer,
like the Good Shepherd.
Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

Two Edwardian children, the older one with a book, the younger one with a doll; from 1904. Scanned from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 5" x 7" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustrations: Edwardian Ladies in Two Outfits for the Outdoors, 1904

Take a walk outside ―
it will serve you far more than pacing around in your mind.
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Two Edwardian ladies in outfits for the outdoors, 1904; from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 10" x 8.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Victorian Ladies with Belle Époque Veils, 1872

Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward,
I could never stop thinking that maybe
she loved mysteries so much that she became one.
John Green, Paper Towns

Victorian ladies in two types of veils from 1872, surrounded by a pretty floral border. Found in my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 8" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Edwardian Ladies on Holiday in the South of France, 1904

"I've got such a lovely feeling," said Lucy-Ann, looking the picture of happiness.
"You know - that feeling you get at the very beginning of a lovely holiday
– when all the days spread out before you, sunny and lazy and sort of enchanted."
Enid Blyton, The Sea of Adventure

Edwardian ladies holidaying in the south of France, 1904; from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. Free high-res 7" 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: 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.

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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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