Friday, June 24, 2005

Beinecke Library at Yale

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is a treasure trove of images. I'll show you some samples from searches I've done. My thumbnails will take you directly to that image but if you use their search engine you will find many more. Using their "Click to Zoom" feature will produce the highest resolution of the images.
Search for Peter Pan found three pages of thumbnails
Mermaid paper dolls

Peter Pan poster

Search for illustrator Maginel Wright Enright found 8 illustrations
from the book Policeman Bluejay by Laura Bancroft
"Peep! Peep! Peep!" Cried the baby goldfinches

Search for playing cards turned up 6 pages of thumbnails
Queen of Swords

The Moon

Search for Illustration found this poster
"The Prodigal Son," illustration for God's Trombones

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Blues Stencils

More Goodies from France

Patricia of Des Chapeaux has another blog, Agence eureka, where she is sharing some more paper dolls, ephemera and photos of her life in Rhone, France. She is such a good friend to share her amazing collections with us.

She says that two of the doll dresses were too big for the scanner and will need to be pieced together with glue.
Be sure to follow her link "site neerlandais sur la pub". It's ReclameArsenaal, a virtual museum of advertising in the Netherlands with thousands of enlarged images. By far one of the best resources I've explored and found it intuitive even though it's in Dutch. Sheesh, I'm such an American...... speaking only one language. Four years of Latin...what was I thinking?
I'll post some of the things I found there as soon as I get some time.

Liam's Pictures from Old Books

Over 390 high-resolution images scanned from old books. They are all public domain unless otherwise noted, and can be used as stock images or on your Web site. Offered in a variety of resolutions.
From Old English Country Cottages, edited by Charles Holme [1848-1923], London, 1906

From A New and Complete Illustration of the Occult Sciences by Ebenezer Sibly [1751-1800], M.D. F.R.H.S., Embellished with Curious Copper-Plates, London, 1806.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Vintage Crochet

Christine Anderson shares a large library of vintage crochet patterns.
My favorites are these dainty edgings.

Calgary Stampede Posters

1910 through 2005 offered in high resolution.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Retro Recipe Cards

Shared on Craftster by OCEANofAWESOME.
4 sets offered as printable .pdf

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Dharma Art Gallery

Mathilde of Dharma Art Gallery offers her drawings inspired by Buddist and Tibetan art for your personal use. Available as color .jpg or download B&W .eps. Be sure to read her terms of use.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Labels and Hatboxes

On June 6, generous Patricia of Des Chapeaux shared some beautiful images on her blog of vintage hatboxes and labels because I mentioned that I love old paper. Clicking on her images will take you to a high resolution version. Thank you, friend.


Gina's autograph book

Gina is sharing pages from her maternal grandmother's autograph book as well as some interesting embroidered telephone book covers. These are lovely, Gina, thank you.

Friday, June 03, 2005

Patricia's Paper Dolls

Generous Patricia of Des Chapeaux sent some lovely vintage paper dolls.
Click on the thumbnails for larger images.








Thursday, June 02, 2005

My Dad is Famous ;- )

There was an article in the Monterey Herald about my father and wonderful stepmother.
Dad tells the story in his blog.
Fame and Fortune

Aren't they cute? So very much in love.

Free Knitting Patterns

Vintage Paterns from Jenna at glamarama.net
I think this hooded "poncho" and shrug look
as good today as they did in 1962

Biologia Centrali-Americana

Images of over 18,000 species of animals and plants available
as high resolution .jpg or PDF.
Click on BCA Digital Edition.
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