My name is Mary Welsch, hostess of MissMary.com and passionate collector of antique books, ephemera, postcards, and vintage photographs. I established this website in 1997, first as a simple photo gallery, and now as a larger archive of free clip art, favorite vintage images, and useful and unusual texts.
The royalty-free vintage clipart that you find within the pages of missmary.com represents many, many hours of scanning and restoration work. It’s a labor of love–I truly would like to see the hidden illustrative gems of yesterday brought to light, and nothing makes me smile so much as seeing the creative things people have made with them.
If you are an old friend, you may remember the free calendar downloads, the newsletters, and the “Quaint & Curious Clip Art Collection.” Although I took some time off to pursue other interests, I am back now and will republish the old favorites as well as post more vintage images and clip art than ever before. Be sure to check back often!