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Les Evangiles 1864 – Illuminated Victorian French Bible – 97 STUNNING Printable Bookpages

I think this will by far be my most stunning post to date: 97 pages from a Victorian French Bible, illuminated throughout, and with such artistry, it is breathtaking! Free for you to print at home! To have no misunderstanding about it, the original file is uploaded by Boston Public Library to the internet site… Continue reading Les Evangiles 1864 – Illuminated Victorian French Bible – 97 STUNNING Printable Bookpages

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The Orchard (1890) – Arras Tapestry by William Morris

William Morris is another name from the Victorian Era well worth noticing. He was an artist, a textile designer, a writer and a dedicated medievalist. Thus today I bring you one of his tapestries, from the Open Library book "The Art of William Morris (1887)" According to Wikipedia "Arras" refers to the French town Arras, a thriving… Continue reading The Orchard (1890) – Arras Tapestry by William Morris

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Art Recreations 1871 – 50 Printable Bookpages for Creative Crafting

Have you ever come across those crafts that require the use of "old bookpages"? Being the creative crafters that you are, I'm sure you have... I have loved so many ideas: papercones, photomats, giftboxes, stationery, banners, tags... using those old bookpages as starting points for creative crafting of all sorts. But of course I don't… Continue reading Art Recreations 1871 – 50 Printable Bookpages for Creative Crafting

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J. & P. Coats Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

Another set of Victorian Style Sewing Tags, perfect for your handmade sewing, knit or crocheted gifts! I fell in love with the pinkish red colors on gold and the marvelous little poems. Not the best rhymes, bur certainly some creative wording to sell even more thread. Click on the image for full size, to examine… Continue reading J. & P. Coats Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

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Needles & Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

Recently I have explored countless images on the Boston Public Library pages on Flickr, what an amazing treasury it is!!! High resolution images of really good quality, all shared freely with the world! So here are a few Victorian sewing trade cards, used for printable tags. Would it not be cute to attach these to… Continue reading Needles & Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

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Undressing Victorian Ladies 1887 – animated GIF file

Eadweard Muybridge was capturing some of the first sequential images, long before film was developed. I have almost committed a crime with my next animation, by combining Muybridge still images with vintage 16mm film. The result is this little spectacle of Victorian Ladies undressing: This file is free for your personal use and enjoyment :-)… Continue reading Undressing Victorian Ladies 1887 – animated GIF file

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Jumping Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

I'm having a blast creating GIF files with the Victorian human locomotion plates by Eadweard Muybridge. Today I'm presenting you with my latest "mini-movie": Is she not a marvel from a long gone past? These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂 I have used the following elements for this design: Jumping… Continue reading Jumping Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

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Strolling Victorian Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

Here's a lady for you that will indeed cause some locomotion! Strolling female locomotion, that is 😀 I believe the Victorian women were shy and private, so I have covered her artistic nudity in a bit of damask texture. The gorgeous and versatile frame was found on Leaping Frog Designs, and is an altered book… Continue reading Strolling Victorian Lady 1887 – animated GIF file

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Somersault Locomotion 1887 – Animated GIF file

Those 1887 photographic plates by Eadweard Muybridge of Animal (human) Locomotion are really worth studying! Those were the days! Imagine being that adventurous photographer pushing the frontiers of knowledge! Wow, it blows my mind.  Here is another handsome male specimen, demonstrating a running somersault. I have cut the first two frames, to make the GIF… Continue reading Somersault Locomotion 1887 – Animated GIF file