Showing posts with label Vintage travel illustrations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vintage travel illustrations. Show all posts

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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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies in Travel Costumes 1 (1872)

Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses
and dreams without traveling.
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

A vintage fashion illustration from 1872 showing a trio of Victorian ladies in travel costumes. Original engraving is from my personal collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines.

Download and use in various collage art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 9" 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 Lady Travelers at a Train Station 1 (1872)

Travel is such a wonderful experience!
Especially when you forget you are traveling.
Then you will enjoy whatever you see and do.
Those who look into themselves when they travel will not think about what they see.
In fact, there is no distinction between the viewer and the seen.
You experience everything with the totality of yourself,
so that every blade of grass, every mountain, every lake is alive and is a part of you.
When there is no division between you and what is other,
this is the ultimate experience of traveling.
Liezi, Lieh-tzu, A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

A vintage fashion illustration from 1872 showing a group of Victorian ladies at the train station. The veiled lady buying tickets at the booth seems to be nursing an injury to her left wrist.

From left to right, the costumes are: (1) a fawn-colored delaine dress; (2) a gray pongee dress with dark gray mantelet; (3) a black gros grain suit; (4) a brown serge dress with paletot; and (5) a gray poplin suit with cape. Original illustration is from my personal collection of antique Harper's Bazar magazines.

Download and use in various altered art, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects. You can find the free high-res 10" 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: Edwardian Lady Travelers on Grand Tour 1 (1904)

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.
Tim Cahill

A vintage fashion illustration from 1904 showing two Edwardian ladies touring the grounds of a European castle. I love the sun motifs on the outfit of the lady carrying the parasol. Original illustration found in my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Edwardian Lady in Purple and Yellow Travel Outfit, 1904

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

A vintage fashion illustration from 1904 showing an Edwardian lady wearing a beautifully made purple and yellow travel outfit. For additional flourish, she is carrying a spectacularly luxurious muff.

Original illustration found in my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the free high-res 8" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark for cardmaking, collage, crafting or scrapbooking projects by clicking here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Edwardian Lady Traveler in Velvet Outfit, 1904

It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude.
To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility,
is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire.
For politeness is like a counter ― an avowedly false coin,
with which it is foolish to be stingy.
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

A vintage fashion illustration from 1904 showing an elegant Edwardian lady wearing an impressive velvet travelling outfit with a mantelet decorated with prominently placed tassels and a skirt with a bold infinity-loop design. For extra swagger, she has decided to accessorize with a tightly rolled parasol that could potentially be used to school anyone who might try something vulgar.

Original illustration found in my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the free ready-to-print 6.75" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark for cardmaking, collage, crafting or scrapbooking projects by clicking here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Edwardian Lady Travelers in Brown and Purple, 1904

At one time or another we are all called to leave the safety of our homes,
the certainty of what we know, the illusions of who we are.
Not everyone will heed this call, of course.
And those who do will risk losing themselves completely.
But if we choose to ignore the invitation,
we risk never knowing who we might have become.
We risk dying without knowing what it is to live.
Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

A vintage illustration from 1904 showing two Edwardian lady travelers dressed for a winter journey.The lady on the left is in a brown suit, with a matching brown bow in her hat while the lady on the right is wearing a heavy tan jacket over a purple dress, and is holding a muff to keep her hands warm (and perhaps to conceal a weapon). Both ladies look pretty serious - they seem like they are embarking on a quest?

This illustration was found in my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the free ready-to-print 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark for crafts, collage graphic design projects by clicking here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Victorian Ladies at a Winter Resort 1 (1892)

I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake.
The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson

An antique illustration showing a mysterious, veiled Victorian lady in an ankle-length coat checking into a winter resort with her traveling companions.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 for cardmaking, collage, storytelling or framed art projects by clicking here.

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Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Edwardian Travelers at a Railway Station, 1904

It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Edwardian illustration from 1904 shows passengers at a railway station saying their goobyes as the train prepares for departure. From my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée.

You can download the free ready-to-print 5" x 4" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark for cardmaking, collage, crafts or framed art projects by clicking here.

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