Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Antique Art Nouveau Floral Postcard ~ Free Clipart for Artists and Crafters

This beautiful postcard was tucked in a corner of my grandmothers desk. I love everything about this card. The colors, the image and the Art Nouveau style. 

1880's Ephemera ~Advertising Trade Cards ~ Little Girls in Blue Feeding Doves & Ducks ~ Dollhouse Wallpaper

A few more pictures from the 1880's
From a booklet published in 1883.
A very pretty book end paper. Love the color. It is sized to 8 1/2" by 11" so you can print it for scrapbooking and dollhouse wallpaper.
Button from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1884 Fashion plate.

New Clipart ~ Antique Photographs and Postcards of Women Tennis Players

I have been adding new pictures and ephemera to my earlier posts. Only two photos here originally is just not enough!
I stayed with the tennis theme.
Welcome to my fledgling little blog. There is still so much to learn.
 Just discovered my pictures are missing. 
Somehow I deleted all my picture or moved them to a mystery location! 
 Thank goodness I am just beginning this adventure so it won't be to hard to rescan.
So here are two newly scanned pics. 
Enjoy, Louise
Tennis back in the day. I do not know who these ladies are! One of the mystery photographs.
This is definitely how I would look playing tennis!
This woman is probably an actress from the late Victorian era. She was in the original post.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Antique Cabinet Card 1903 Photograph of my grandmother

To excited to sleep, I have been up all night gathering  images. There are so many!  Other than some cropping I still need to figure out how to "cleaning up" the images. It is so odd to write as if there are tons of you following or reading this. 
 The baby picture is my beloved grandmother "Nana" as a baby. The picture was taken in 1903. Wonder what happened to her beautiful little dress? I love old lace, baby clothes, fabric, ribbon, heirloom sewing etc.. Another fun thing to post.
Bumbling around on the blogs, I knew I had found kindred spirits. Can't wait to hear from you. Much love, Louise
From a child's book from 1903, the year my grandmother was born.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a new adventure

Discovering the "Graphic Fairy" and "just something I made" has been a wonderful find.This has opened a whole new world! I also realized I have tons of ephemera to share with everyone .Thank you Nana, Papa and the General's trunk. Inspired to share, I created a blog. Being my first blog there is so much to learn. Your comments and help are very welcome!
In the future I hope to list hundreds of old 1880+ photographsm post cards old letters and script, music, late 1700 to 1900's. art, book plates illustrations maps etc... all before the 1920's. I want to provide copyright free material.
So the blog is created, on to the next step. How do you post images for others to use?
Be sure to check out the most recent posts, 
What a difference a few years make! 
The graphics and images have increased in quality and quantity.
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