Free Vintage Clip Art
Free vintage Victorian clipart culled antique sources including ephemera, postcards, photographs, and other pre-1925 printed matter from my personal collection. Available for royalty-free use by artists and designers.
Are you in a pinch for a Valentine’s Day card? This beauty is printable as-is, or download and incorporate it into your own new creation. This is a lovely dimensional Victorian card. The background was die-cut, and then layered with different lacy papers atop a colorful chromolithographic insert.
Why Are You Weeping, Sister? Why are you weeping, Sister? Why are you sitting alone? I’m bent and gray And I’ve lost the way! All my tomorrows were yesterday! I traded them off for a wanton’s pay. I bartered my graces for silks and laces My heart I sold for a pot of gold– Now [...]
One day, when childhood is but a distant memory, Gertie, Clive, and Elizabeth will remember this scene with tears of sorrow. But for now, we have three naive children enjoying a fun day of ice skating at Farmer Poole’s farm. Enjoy this beautiful Victorian era chromolithograph and make up a winter tale of your own. [...]
Vintage engraving of Edgar Allan Poe from a 19th century cyclopedia. In reading the Wikipedia entry on Poe, I learned of this assessment by Aldous Huxley: Aldous Huxley wrote that Poe’s writing “falls into vulgarity” by being “too poetical”—the equivalent of wearing a diamond ring on every finger. To this I say: hey Huxley, just [...]
A detailed decorative element for your next clipart adventure. A trio of wistfully sad cherubs that would be at home on a Valentine or funeral card. They seem to long for better days.