October 11, 2009

FREE VINTAGE CLIPART -- FALL GRAPHICS


FIRST, CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE: I OWE MY INSPIRATION FOR SHARING THESE UPLOADS TO KAREN WHO IS BETTER KNOWN ONLINE AS THE GRAPHICS FAIRY. SHE HAS THE MOST AMAZING COLLECTION OF VINTAGE IMAGES ANYWHERE ONLINE. PLEASE PAY HER A VISIT.

Next, I have two people to thank for my personal collection of vintage postcards and ephemera~ My grandmother, Catharine, who was a scrapbooker and collector; and my husband's Great Aunt Roey, a consummate entertainer, creator, and family historian. From Roey, we have hundreds of incredible postcards, photographs, and cards ~ I look forward to sharing my favorites over Christmas and Valentine's especially. Catharine inspired my own love for things of the past, which started me collecting when I was only about twelve-years old.
Please enjoy these old treasures and feel free to share. These images are free to use for non-commercial purposes.


BROWNIE BOOKPLATE
This first piece comes from the book "Brownies Around the World" from 1894. This book is full of wonderful illustrations.


BROWNIE BANNER
"Upon the land as on the deep, a sharp lookout the wise will keep"



BROWNIES IN THE DARK
strange, but charming, arent' they?


BROWNIE MOON
"Every month brings pleasure bright. If the heart is only right."





MARCH OF THE GOBLINS COVER
Delightful sheet music from 1925




MARCH OF THE GOBLINS MUSIC



PETER, PETER, PUMPKIN EATER
Mother Goose Rhymes-Nursery Tales, 1922




LITTLE MISS MUFFET
Mother Goose Rhymes-Nursery Tales, 1922


THANKSGIVING POSTCARD
Great Aunt Roey's collection


Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
from my old movie collection


THE SLEEP WITCH
Rhymes for Kindly Children, 1916
(Illustrated by Johnny Grulle, the creator of Raggedy Ann)


OFF TO BED
Vintage Postcard, Auction lot

Sweet dreams, and happy creating !
xoxo Jenn

4 comments:

  1. I had a hunch you'd like The Graphics Fairy!

    It looks like you have an amazing collection of vintage graphics, too. I'm with you, I love vintage postcards, books, illustrations and photographs. I have a collection of vintage sheet music that I adore and I can't even read music!

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  2. Hi thank you for such adorable vintage finds!! Loving the sheet music, I'll try it instantly!

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  3. These are AMAZING! I just love those little Brownies!

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