I am a semi-reclusive web designer in the Philadelphia region with an appetite for ephemera and antique books.
Refreshing old-fashioned lemon recipes from Food for the Hungry, an early 20th Century cookbook compiled by Julia MacNair Wright and published in Philadelphia in 1903. Lemonade Peel six lemons; roll and slice them, and pack them in a pitcher, alternately with sugar, allowing for each lemon two heaping tablespoonfuls. Cover, and set in a cold […]
An assortment of 4th of July games for children from an early 20th century book entitled Games for Everybody, by May C. Hofmann. Published in 1905, these games are a great old-fashioned educational way to celebrate the Fourth with little expense. Illustrated with an old line illustration from a Victorian fashion magazine (1874) that you […]
This comical 4th of July postcard from the early 1900s advises mothers to photograph boys just in case they should be blown to smithereens by a firecracker on the 4th. Free to use as clip art, you know the drill: if you use it on the web, kindly link back and share the love. Happy […]
This assortment of old-fashioned Christmas games comes from the antique book Games for Everybody by May C. Hofmann, 1905. The illustration is taken from Here and There and Everywhere, Illustrated Stories and Poems for Little Folks, W. B. Conkey Co., 1895. Unfortunately, I found the book incomplete; not only is the cover missing, but the section on […]
Here is a great vintage 4th of July postcard that you can use as free clip art: I scanned this from my personal collection back in 2002! I found it today on an old back up. Unfortunately, I do not have many 4th of July postcards, but be on the lookout for a bunch of […]