Showing posts with label Victorian children and teens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Victorian children and teens. Show all posts

Free Printable Vintage Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Wall Art: A Stitch in Time Saves Nine, 1866

If you choose to not deal with an issue,
then you give up your right of control over the issue
and it will select the path of least resistance.
Susan Del Gatto

The sooner a problem is recognized and acted upon
– the less damage there is.
Mozammel Khan

Antique engraving from an 1866 issue of Peterson's Magazine. This vintage illustration shows a Victorian mother tenderly coaching her daughter in repairing a torn skirt.The original caption that appeared with the picture was "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine."

Free to download for use in mixed-media collage, journaling, and various papercrafts projects or simply print and frame as wall art. You can find the high-res 6" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here.

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Printable Vintage Fashion Illustration: Victorian Birthday Party, 1857

May today be the best birthday of your life,
I give you my heart as the most precious gift I can give you
and I promise I always will love you.
Oscar Auliq-Ice

Forget your voice, sing!
Forget your feet, dance!
Forget your life, live!
Forget yourself and be!
Kamand Kojouri

Vintage fashion illustration of a Victorian family dressed in the fanciest fashions to celebrate a special occasion. Originally published in 1857.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can download the 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: 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 Vintage Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Wall Art: The First Step, 1866

If you are loath to take the first step, you will never get anywhere.
Tomáš Gavlas, Karlaz: The Way of Freedom

To move forward, one must take the first step.
Chase S.M. Neill

A black and white engraving from an 1866 issue of Peterson's Magazine. This antique illustration shows a Victorian toddler taking his first step, arms outstretched towards his mother, with a little push from his grandmother (or nurse?).The original caption that appeared with the picture was "The First Step."

Free to download for use in mixed-media collage, journaling, and various papercrafts projects or simply print and frame as wall art. You can find the high-res 10" 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: 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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Free Printable Vintage Illustration for Mixed-Media Collage, Journaling, Papercrafts or Wall Art: Victorian Children Playing Blind Man's Buff, 1875

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

A black and white engraving from an 1875 issue of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine in my personal collection. This antique illustration shows a group of five Victorian children playing Blind Man's Buff.

Blind man's buff or blind man's bluff is a variant of tag in which the player who is "It" is blindfolded. The traditional name of the game is "blind man's buff," where the word buff is used in its older sense of a small push. A version of the game was played in ancient Greece where it was called "copper mosquito." The game was played in the Tudor period, as there are references to its recreation by Henry VIII's courtiers. It was also a popular parlor game in the Victorian era. The poet Robert Herrick mentions it, along with sundry related pastimes, in his 1624 poem "A New Yeares Gift Sent to Sir Simeon Steward":
That tells of Winters Tales and Mirth,
That Milk-Maids make about the hearth,
Of Christmas sports, the Wassell-boule,
That tost up, after Fox-i' th' hole:
Of Blind-man-buffe, and of the care
That young men have to shooe the Mare
Source: Wikimedia

The illustration is free to download for use in mixed-media collage, journaling, and various papercrafts projects or simply print and frame as wall art. You can find the high-res 11" 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, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Bathing Costumes, 1886

Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.
Unknown

Vintage fashion history illustration featuring a gathering of family and friends at the beach in Victorian bathing costumes for 1886. From my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts, scrapbooking or wall art projects. You can find the free high-res 11" 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, Scrapbooking or Wall Art: Summer Hats for Ladies and Girls, 1886

... it's a smile, it's a kiss, it's a sip of wine ... it's summertime!
Kenny Chesney

Vintage fashion history illustration featuring a collection of summer hats for ladies and girls from 1886. From my personal collection of antique La Mode Illustrée.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts, scrapbooking or wall art 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: Spring Hats for Young Victorians, 1892

For in every adult there dwells the child that was,
and in every child there lies the adult that will be.
John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

Antique black and white engraving from 1892 that shows a collage of young Victorians in hats or head wear for spring. Beautifully drawn with great detail. Scanned from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée.

You can download the free printable 8.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark here. Great for altered art, graphic design or scrapbooking projects.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: A VictorianFamily Visit, 1893

Fashion plate from the January 1893 issue of La Famille.

You can download this free fashion illustration as a 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here for cardmaking, collage, junk journal or scrapbooking projects.

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Victorian Childhood Games: Cat's Cradle

This illustration and the accompanying description of a popular Victorian childhood game of Cat's Cradle was taken from an 1875 issue of Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine.
I know this doesn't really have any relevance to the game but a phrase in the article (which I highlighted above) jumped out at me as I was reading it: "Shades of Verstegan - living soul of Richard Grant White, come to our rescue!" I find the sentence rather intriguing - I don't think I've ever read or heard anyone use that phrase before. Isn't it marvelously Victorian? I'm still hazy as to what it actually means! If anyone could shed some light on that turn of phrase? I would be delighted if you do.

Quick links to characters named:
[1] Verstegan
[2] Richard Grant White

For those who have not actually played Cat's Cradle before and would be interested in the steps, here is an easy-to-follow Youtube video from MomsMinivan:



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Free Printable Victorian Fashion History Illustration: When We Were Young, 1886

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It's the loneliness of it.
Memories need to be shared.
Lois Lowry, The Giver

An antique black and white illustration from 1886 that shows three Victorian ladies sharing a memory of their childhood. An image of the three ladies as girls is shown in the drawing below the portraits of the ladies wearing their fancy hats. Both the drawings of the ladies and of the girls are enclosed within a frame of curving leaves and grasses. From my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée.

You can download the free ready-to-print 4" x 5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark here. Great for cardmaking, crafts or image transfers, as well as junk journaling and scrapbooking projects.

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Free Printable Victorian Fashion History Illustrations: Around the Town 1 & 2 (1886)

But the beauty is in the walking; we are betrayed by destinations.
Gwyn Thomas

Two Victorian illustrations of people walking down the street from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. The first one shows a lady in a veil being led down the street by a young girl with a fancy folio. The second picture shows a mother and her two daughters on the cobblestoned street of what looks to be a bustling town, perhaps awaiting their carriage?

You can download the free ready-to-print 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without any watermark for cardmaking, collage, crafts or junk journaling projects by clicking here (lady with parasol and veil image) and here (mother and daughters image).

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Young Victorian Ladies at a Masquerade Ball 1 (1886)

Pretending can be a bold form of experimentation and inventiveness.
In pretending joy or happiness, we may discover or enhance our capacity for it.
Harriet Lerner

A black and white illustration from 1886, originally published in La Mode Illustrée showing a trio of young ladies (teens) at a masquerade party.

You can download a free high-res 12" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark for cardmaking, mixed media collage art or craft projects by clicking here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: A Victorian Family Gathering in the Garden, 1892

Family life is a bit like a runny peach pie,
not perfect, but who’s complaining?
Robert Brault

A rather odd illustration originally published in 1892; from my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. A family is gathered outdoors in the garden. Can you spot the peculiarities in the group of children on the right side of the picture?

You can download the high-res 12" x 12" @ 300 ppi illustration without a watermark for collage or junk journal projects here.

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Free Victorian Trade Cards (VTCs): Linden Bloom Perfume Ad with Young Girl Blowing Soap Bubbles

First-generation digital scan of a Victorian trade card from the late 19th century, produced by Foote and Jenks, perfumers from Jackson, Michigan. The front of the card shows a young Victorian girl holding a tea cup and blowing soap bubbles while the back of the card extols the virtues of the various perfumes and powders sold by the company.

You can download the high-res 4" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without a watermark for crafts or junk journal projects here (front) and here (back).

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