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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Ladies After Dinner, 1866

Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart;
My silent heart, lie still and break:
Life, and the world, and mine own self, are changed
For a dream's sake.
Christina Rossetti

And, at such a time, for a few of us there will always be a tugging
at the heart — knowing a precious moment had gone and we not there.
We can ask and ask but we can’t have again what once seemed ours for ever
— the way things looked, that church alone in the fields,
a bed on belfry floor, a remembered voice, a loved face.
They’ve gone and you can only wait for the pain to pass.
J.L. Carr, A Month in the Country

Printable vintage fashion illustration from an 1866 issue of Peterson's showing a gathering of five Victorian ladies in the drawing room after dinner. One of the ladies is sitting by the window looking melancholy, causing another lady (possibly a relative or close friend) to look at her with some concern.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Winter Fashions, 1866

Winter teetered on the verge of succumbing to the returning sun,
but today the breeze still preferred the touch of snowflakes.
Rue, An Average Curse

One can follow the sun, of course,
but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too,
so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received.
Beatriz Williams, Along the Infinite Sea

Printable vintage fashion illustration from an 1866 issue of Peterson's showing a gathering of four ladies in a variety of winter fashions. Two of the ladies on the far left are looking outside the window at a group of boys rowdily playing on the ice in the front yard. A young girl in an embroidered black and white outfit is cuddling a puppy in her arms as the puppy's mama looks up at them in concern.

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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, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Preparing for a Summer Party, 1867

It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.
Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

An antique fashion history illustration from an 1867 issue of Peterson's showing a group of ladies, and a young boy, making preparations for a summer ball.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Victorian Ladies in a Bridal Party, 1867

Marriage is like watching the color of leaves in the fall;
ever changing and more stunningly beautiful with each passing day.
Fawn Weaver

An antique fashion history illustration from an 1867 issue of Peterson's showing a young bride previewing an ivory wedding dress for her bridal party before the wedding.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Papercrafts, Scrapbooking or DIY Wall Art: Victorian Ladies on an Early Spring Walk, 1867

Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

A vintage fashion illustration from the March 1867 issue of Peterson's showing four young women going for an early spring walk.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: A Victorian Bridal Party, 1867

What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life –
to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories
at the moment of the last parting?
George Eliot

A Victorian wedding illustration from January 1867. The image shows a bride and her three attendants as they wait for her to walk through the church doors and down the aisle. The bride has donned a luxurious cape with ice-blue trimming and lined with richly embroidered lace over her simply cut gown while her mother looks very much the grand matron in elaborately ruffled flounces and bright scarlet.

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