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

Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Lady in the Spring Garden

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...”
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

A vintage garden illustration from the late 19th century. This colour engraving shows a young woman in the spring garden; she is pulling a branch of apple blossoms towards her while daisies bloom in profusion around her in the surrounding area.

You can download theis vintage illustration as a free 6" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Mother and Daughters in the Woods 1

Walk straight ahead
Listen to no one
Trust not in the walls or doorways
For they will mislead
And close behind you
As you walk through
The forest, not knowing
Where you’ve come from
Or where you’re going …
If anywhere at all.
Renée Paule, Just Around The Bend: Más o Menos

Vintage outdoor illustration of a Victorian mother and her daughters on a walk in the great outdoors. From an 1861 issue of Journal des Demoiselles.

You can download theis vintage illustration as a free 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Lady on a Walk in the Forest, 1905

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well.
Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.
Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you.
Take the power to make your life happy.
Susan Polis Schutz

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.
John Muir

From the front cover of Le Moniteur de la Mode dated March 25, 1905. This colour engraving shows an Edwardian lady holding a key on a chain as she heads into (or walks away from) a lush forest.

You can download theis vintage illustration as a free 6" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration: The Donkey Ride, 1893

When we are children we seldom think of the future.
This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can.
The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it,
if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring
that we used to gather with our tiny fingers
as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass,
the same hips and haws on the autumn hedgerows,
the same redbreasts that we used to call ‘God’s birds’ because
they did no harm to the precious crops.
What novelty is worth that sweet monotony where everything
is known and loved because it is known?
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

An antique illustration showing a Victorian lady walking beside her daughter who is riding on the back of a donkey down a country lane. You can download this vintage drawing as a free 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustrations: Victorian Women and Child on Walks in the Country, 1893

WEATHERS
This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I;
When showers betumble the chestnut spikes,
And nestlings fly;
And the little brown nightingale bills his best,
And they sit outside at 'The Traveller's Rest,'
And maids come forth sprig-muslin drest,
And citizens dream of the south and west,
And so do I.

This is the weather the shepherd shuns,
And so do I;
When beeches drip in browns and duns,
And thresh and ply;
And hill-hid tides throb, throe on throe,
And meadow rivulets overflow,
And drops on gate bars hang in a row,
And rooks in families homeward go,
And so do I.
Thomas Hardy

A grouping of vintage line drawings from 1893 showing four Victorian women and a child dressed for walks in the country. You can download theese antique drawings as a free 8.5" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Nature Poem: January by Frank Dempster Sherman

Here is another winter poem (also entitled "January"), written by poet, architect, genealogist, and mathematician Frank Dempster Sherman. This short work originally appeared in the January 10, 1888 issue of Harper's Young People magazine.

JANUARY
by FRANK DEMPSTER SHERMAN (1860–1916)

JANUARY, bleak and drear,
First arrival of the year,
Named for Janus ― Janus who
Fable says has faces two ―
Pray is that the reason why
Yours is such a fickle sky?
First you smile, and to us bring
Dreams of the returning spring;
Then, without a sign, you frown,
And the snow-flakes hurry down,
Making all the landscape white,
Just as if it blanched with fright.
You obey no word or law:
Now you freeze, and then you thaw,
Teasing all the brooks that run
With the hope of constant sun,
Chaining all their feet at last
Firm in icy fetters fast.
Month of all months most contrary,
Sweet and bitter January!

I have paired the poem with a vintage wallpaper texture in the preview image above. If you would like to download the high-res 7" x 5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark, you can find it here. You can also find the black and white illustrated poem without the vintage paper texture here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustrations for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Victorian Ladies in the Field, 1893

No walk is lovelier than the walk you make inside a field!
Mehmet Murat ildan

A field which feeds you, a river which gives you water
are much holier than all other so-called holy places!
Mehmet Murat ildan

A pair of vintage line drawings from 1893 showing two Victorian ladies in the field. The illustration on the left shows a lady resting her elbows on a fence rail, a pair of field glasses in her right hand, perhaps to observe birds with? The illustration on the right shows a lady leaning back against a fence, a basket of wildflowers in her left hand.

You can download theese antique drawings as a free 8" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Ice Skating Party in the Park, 1896

A few feathery flakes are scattered widely through the air,
and hover downward with uncertain flight, now almost alighting on the earth,
now whirled again aloft into remote regions of the atmosphere.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

A vintage outdoor illustration from 1896 showing a young Victorian lady in a warm winter outfit, her hands in a muff, skating dreamily on an iced-over pond in a park. She seems undisturbed by the merrymaking crowd all around her, as she waltzes lightly across the ice on her skates.

You can download theis antique drawing as a free 6" x 8" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Illustration for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Gathering Cowslips, 1872

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moonè’s sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green:
The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dew-drops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.
William Shakespeare, Fairy Land I

A vintage outdoor illustration from 1872 showing two little girls gathering cowslips (Primula veris) in the forest. In Shakespeare's time, cowslips were often associated with fairies and magic. These “faerie cups” were believed to have the ability to lead unsuspecting wanderers down paths of adventure, mischief, and hidden treasure.
Photo credit: Wikipedia
Photo credit: Wikipedia

In 19th century England, the yellow blooms of the common cowslip was widely held to signify “winning grace” and “comeliness.” In the Victorian language of flowers, the cowslip symbolized youth, rusticity, pensiveness, and healing.

You can download the vintage illustration as a free 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Edwardian Lady at the End of an Autumn Trail, 1904

I thought of the wilderness we had left behind us, open to sea and sky,
joyous in its plenitude and simplicity, perfect yet vulnerable, unaware of what is coming,
defended by nothing, guarded by no one.
Edward Abbey, Beyond the Wall: Essays from the Outside

A vintage outdoor illustration from 1904 showing a young Edwardian lady standing with a chair at the bottom of a winding trail. Her image is framed on the left hand side by a border of stylized autumn leaves forming an arch above her head.

You can download theis antique drawing as a free 5" x 8.5" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Two Ladies Outdoors (Set 3)

I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers
and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow.
Wendy Delsol, Stork

A pair of vintage graphics from 1904 showing Edwardian ladies in outdoor settings. The one on the left is walking through the grounds of a grand estate; the one on the left is leaning casually against a stone wall with views of lofty hills and lush countryside behind her.

You can download these two graphics as a free 10" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Two Ladies Outdoors (Set 2)

She was incomprehensible, for, in her, soul and spirit were one
― the beauty of her body was the essence of her soul.
She was that unity sought for by philosophers through many centuries.
In this outdoor waiting room of winds and stars she had been sitting for a hundred years,
at peace in the contemplation of herself.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and the Damned

A couple of vintage illustrations from 1892 showing Victorian ladies in outdoor settings. The one on the left is veiled and standing in front of a garden bench; the one on the right is leaning against a solidly built fence.

You can download these two graphics as a free 10" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Collage, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Two Ladies Outdoors (Set 1)

A good roast of sun, it slows you, lets you relax–and out here if there's anything wrong,
you can see it coming with bags of time to do what's next.
This is the place and the weather for peace, for the cultivation of a friendly mind.
A.L. Kennedy, Day

Two vintage illustrations from 1892 showing two Victorian ladies dressed for the outdoors with umbrellas in their hands.

You can download these two graphics as a free 8" x 10" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for collage, graphic design, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Clipart for Cardmaking, Collage or Scrapbooking: The Flowers in the Wood

The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o’ the morn.
Robert Burns

A black and white engraving from 1867. The caption below the original illustration read: "Flowers in the Wood" which could refer to the flowers the children are gathering but could also mean the children themselves.

You can download the free high-res 8" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here. Charming as a cover of a spring-themed greeting card but you could also use it in a collage, as part of a nature joyrnal or in a scrapbooking project.

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Free Vintage Clipart for Altered Art, Graphic Design, Papercrafts or Scrapbooking: Invited Guests or Young Lady with Wild Swans

The river is such a tranquil place, a place to sit and think of romance and the beauty of nature,
to enjoy the elegance of swans and the chance of a glimpse of a kingfisher.
Jane Wilson-Howarth, Snowfed Waters

An antique illustration from c1885 that shows a young lady in a row boat underneath a large weeping willow. She is extending an outstretched hand to two white swans that are gliding along the river towards her.

You can download this free high-res 6" x 11" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for altered art, collage, graphic design, junk journal, papercrafts or scrapbooking projects here.

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Free Vintage Landscape for Cardmaking, Journaling or Scrapbooking: Moonlight Stroll Across Snowy Fields

We feel cold, but we don't mind it, because we will not come to harm.
And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn't feel other things,
like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora,
or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It's worth being cold for that.
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

This illustration from a vintage postcard dated c1910 shows a couple walking under moonlight in a winter landscape. They seem to be making their way towards a warmly lit house. A stately tree looms large beside the house, its naked branches stretching its long shadows across the winter snow for a mysterious effect.

You can download the free high-res 9" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark here. Lovely as a background for a winter greeting card but can also be used in walk journals or a scrapbooking project.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Cardmaking, Collage or Junk Journaling: Two Drawings of Winter Scenes by Winslow Homer

We feel cold, but we don't mind it, because we will not come to harm.
And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn't feel other things,
like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the aurora,
or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin.
It's worth being cold for that.
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

Two 19th century illustrations that were drawn by Winslow Homer for a couple of different publications. The first drawing (top) is titled "Cutting a Figure" and appeared in Every Saturday in 1871. The second drawing (bottom) is titled "Christmas Belles" and was first published Harper's Weekly in January 1869.

You can download the free 6" x 4" @ 300 ppi JPEGs without any watermark for cardmaking, collage or framed art projects by clicking here (lone lady skater in a desered patch of a frozen pond) and here (group of ladies racing away in a horse-drawn sleigh).

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Cardmaking, Collage or Framed Art: Victorian Lady Out For a Walk on a Chilly Day

I love to walk. Walking is a spiritual journey and a reflection of living.
Each of us must determine which path to take and how far to walk;
we must find our own way, what is right for one may not be for another.
There is no single right way to deal with late stage cancer,
to live life or approach death, or to walk an old mission trail.
Edie Littlefield Sundby, The Mission Walker

An antique illustration from c1880 showing a young Victorian lady out for a walk on a snowy winter day, dressed in a dark green cape and holding a muff to ward against the chill. She looks somewhat melancholy and deep in thought. Maybe she is longing for a roaring fire and a warm supper?

You can download the high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG here without a watermark. Great for cardmaking and collage projects but you can also simply print and frame as wall or tabletop art.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Cardmaking, Collage or Junk Journaling: Edwardian Children on a Winter Skate 1

Learn to dance in the storm so when life hands you stormy weather,
you just glide through it.
Ikechukwu Izuakor

A vintage illustration from 1904. This one shows a group of children ― 3 girls and a boy ― out for a winter skate in the park. Two of the older girls are supporting the youngest girl who is moving gingerly across the ice. Prthaps she is just learning to skate?

You can download the high-res 7.5" x 6" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for cardmaking, collage or junk journal projects here.

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Free Vintage Outdoor Clipart for Cardmaking, Collage or Junk Journaling: Victorian Children on a Winter Walk 1

For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.”
Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market and Other Poems

Vintage outdoor illustration showing two sisters out for a winter walk. The younger sister has a bright red coat which reminds me of Red Riding Hood! Both sisters have big, puffy muffs to keep their hands warm.

You can download the high-res 6" x 9" @ 300 ppi JPEG without a watermark for cardmaking, collage or junk journal projects here.

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