Vintage Witch in Jack O’ Lantern Pumpkin from Antique Halloween Postcard

This Halloween clip art image is from an antique postcard. I love how the witch is balancing an owl on her finger, while the black cat looks a little bit on the scrawny side. It’s a nice illustration that you can use as free clip art for your next artistic project. Enjoy!

Witch Owl and Black Cat inside Pumpkin Vintage Halloween Clip Art

Click on the vintage Halloween image above for a larger version of the same that you can use as free clip art.

Mother a Poem by Joanna Baillie

This brief little Victorian sentimental poem about Mother is another selection from Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home and Heaven, published in 1881. I’ve found a darling antique image of a girl standing proudly beside her beloved baby doll, nestled safely in a lovely wicker baby doll carriage. I think this old illustration would make a great image for a vintage Mother’s Day card or baby shower announcement/invitation. Enjoy!

Clip Art Victorian Girl with Antique Baby Doll in Wicker Stroller

Clip Art Victorian Girl with Antique Baby Doll in Wicker Baby Stroller.

Mother

Joanna Baillie

When we are sick, where can we turn for succor,
When we are wretched, where can we complain?
And when the world looks cold and surly on us,
Where can we go to meet a warmer eye
With such sure confidence as to a mother?

Grotesque Woman Screeching Illustration

A curious grotesque by Alice B. Woodward from a slim volume entitled Bon-Mots of the Eighteenth Century, edited by Walter Jerrold an published by J.M. Dent & Co at Aldine House, London, 1897.

Deranged Shrew Woman

A horrific creature to encounter! But click on the thumbnail for a larger version that you can use as free clip art.

 

Does she remind you of anyone? Add a cell phone to her hand and you probably have seen her in line at the grocery store. Put her behind a desk, and she’s every overbearing infantile psychopath you’ve ever had to deal with. I could go on, but you know the type.

Mother, Home and Heaven by Mary J. Muckle

This poem was published in Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home and Heaven, 1881.

Summer Stars Victorian Era Woodcut Illustration of Mother and Daughter Reaching for the Stars

Mother helps her daughter reach for the stars in this Victorian era woodcut illustration that you may use as free Mother's Day clip art.

Mother, Home and Heaven

Mary J. Muckle

There are three words that sweetly blend,
That on the heart are graven;
A precious soothing balm they lend–
They’re Mother, Home and Heaven!

They twine a wreath of beauteous flowers,
Which, placed on memory’s urn,
Will e’en the longest, gloomiest hours
To golden sunlight turn!

They form a chain whose every link
Is free from base alloy;
A stream where whosoever drinks
Will find refreshing joy!

They build an altar where each day
Love’s offering is renewed;
And peace illumes with genial ray
Life’s darkened solitude!

If from our side the first has fled,
And Home be but a name,
Let’s strive the narrow path to tread,
That we the last may gain!

My Mother Dear by S. Lover

Victorian illustration of a woman tending to her infant child.

Original image from the book Mother, Home and Heaven. This Victorian illustration can be used as free Mother's Day clip art.

My Mother Dear

S. Lover

There was a place in childhood that I remember well,
And there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy tales did tell,
And gentle words and fond embrace, were given with joy to me,
when I was in that happy place upon my mother’s knee.

When fairy tales were ended, “Good night,” she softly said,
And kissed, and laid me down to sleep, within my tiny bed,
And holy words she taught me then–methinks I yet can see
Her angel eyes, as close I knelt beside my mother’s knee.

In the sickness of my childhood, the perils of my prime,
The sorrows of my riper years, the cares of ev’ry time,
When doubt and danger weighed me down, then pleading all for me,
It was a fervent prayer to Heaven that bent my mother’s knee.

Published in Golden Thoughts on Mother, Home and Heaven, 1881

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