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Gorgeous c.1911 paintings of “The Women of the Bible”

These intriguing and colorful paintings of women come from an old edition of The Women of the Bible: A Portrait Gallery by Margaret E. Sangster (The Christian Herald, 1911). I can’t help but be drawn to each woman’s eyes – the … Continue reading

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Free Download: Vintage Eiffel Tower – Printable!

I lived in Paris for 5 years in the 1980s and I always looked forward to walking the flea markets, looking for old postcards and costume jewelry. Of course, having grown up in the woods of rural Connecticut, I was also drawn to … Continue reading

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Hendrik Willem Van Loon, author of “The Story of Mankind” & winner of the very first Newbery Medal

Hendrik Willem Van Loon was a Dutch-American historian, journalist, and award-winning children’s book author. From the 1910s to his death in 1944, he wrote dozens of books, illustrating them himself. The Story of Mankind is his best-known work; it won the first-ever Newbery Medal in … Continue reading

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Peter Pan by Sir James Barrie illustrated by Roy Best

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Roy Best was an American illustrator with a long career as a painter of pin-up girls. He attended the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Art Institute of Chicago, while working on railroad construction crew to…

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The Waite-Smith Tarot Card Deck

This set of cards was designed in 1909 by the great authority on the Tarot and revered mystic Arthur Edward Waite with the help of artist Pamela Coleman Smith. The two met at a meeting of The Hermetic Order of … Continue reading

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Charming Illustrations of Children

I found these old illustrations in a vintage children’s book about growing up and getting big. Aren’t they sweet? Click on any of the images to go to my Etsy shop where I have more cuties from the same book.

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Vintage Luggage Labels, Printable Digital Downloads

I love everything about vintage luggage labels; the colors, the graphic design, the romantic images of mountains, hotels, and bellboy caps. It is the era they evoke as well. What fun it must have been to take the Orient Express, … Continue reading

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Henry Justice Ford

Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941) was a prolific and successful artist and illustrator active from 1886 through to the late 1920s. Sometimes known as H. J. Ford or Henry J. Ford, he came to public attention when he provided the numerous … Continue reading

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