Pretty Data – Help Wanted 2

I’m really getting deep into my image-research on European Royalty, and I’m having a blast! Today I’m sharing a supplement from the Frank Leslie’s newspaper, dated 14th of July 1877: Wings of Whimsy: Queen Victoria with family 1877, newspaper supplement This is queen Victoria with her (already) extensive family. The source also had the key to identify who is who, information like this proves invaluable for researching such a large family, scattered all across Europe: Wings of Whimsy: Key to Frank Leslie's Newspaper supplement 14071877 And although I have found a couple of helpers for my Pretty Data project, I’m still hoping there will be others! I’ve started to divide my material into countires, although the European countries have also changed during the last 200-300 years… So here is a list I have made of the countries and their sovereigns in 1897 (the time of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee):

COUNTRY Sovereing 1897
Austria-Hungary Emperor Franz Joseph I
Belgium King Leopold II
Bulgaria Prince Ferdinand I
Denmark King Christian IX
Germany Emperor Wilhelm II
Greece King George I
Italy King Umberto I
Liechtenstein Prince Johann II
Luxembourg Grand Duke Adolf
Monaco Prince Albert
Montenegro Prince Nikola
Netherlands Queen Wilhelmina
Portugal (republic from 1910) King Carlos I
Romania King Carol I
Russia Emperor Nicholas II
Serbia (Yugoslavia) King Alexander I
Spain King Alfonso XIII
Sweden & Norway King Oscar II
United Kingdom Queen Victoria
   
OTHER COUNTRIES Sovereign
Norway (independent from 1905) King Haakon VII
France (last French emperor in 1870) Napoleon III
Albania (kingdom from 1928-1939) Zog I

If you read this and think: that is MY country, MY history and I’d like to know more about it too: don’t hesitate to contact me and join this project 🙂 I promise you will learn bunches, have fun, and get access to a unique collection of European Royal Imagery!!! And I’m confident there will be many unforgettable images and a couple of fabulous projects to share here on WoW as a result of this, but please forgive me for being a little absentminded while I work on the research 😛

The files I’m sharing have been altered by me! As such, the files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the folder below to download high quality copies.

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Queen Victoria with her family – Library of Congress

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Pretty Data – Help Wanted!

You all know how much I love vintage imagery! You have seen over and over that I share project where I have collected images related somehow, either by a theme, or in fact created as actual sets. And if they are not related initially, I somehow make up ways to combine them and MAKE them related…lol

Some of you also know that I work with research in my full time job. Collecting data, organizing and analyzing is part of what I do to get bread on the table. And I’m proud to say I do it pretty well, well enough to get credit and trust from long time researchers, on the account of my work being precise and reliable.

Well, I have come to think that part of the reason why I love both vintage images and data, is that they can in fact be combined! Several things happening lately have led me onto a path which I choose to call “pretty data”!

I am not sure what direction I will share with you first but a couple of you have access to my genealogy site and you might have noticed that there is some s-t-r-a-n-g-e behaviour going on in there…lol Also a couple of you are trusted pin-friends, and you might have picked up on something cooking too 😉

‘Nuff said: I’m researching European Royalty! I am registering, tracing and recording any genealogical information I can find, originating with Queen Victoria and looking into both her ascendants and descendants up until today! 

It did indeed not surprise me that the European Royals are related. Like the Hanovers, the d’Orleans, the Romanovs, the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas, the Mountbattens and the Windsors. But I AM surprised to see how the genealogical links spread out like a fine web entangling Europe for centuries. And the best thing of it all:

There is pictures! Hundreds and hundreds of pictures! Every time I think I’m exhausting a source, I keep coming upon new ones! And to me it does not seem like someone ever tried mapping European Royalty from the picture-perspective!

WIngs of Whimsy: Family of Queen Victoria  by Franz Xaver Winterhalter #vintage #ephemera #pretty #data #victorian #freebie #printable

The first picture I share with you is a painting by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Queen Victoria with her family in 1846. From left: Prince Alfred, Prince Edward, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Princess Alice, Princess Helena and Princess Victoria.

I have been spending the last week gathering my pretty data, but I’ve come to realize I will need help with this project! So if you are interested in The Victorian Era, Belle Epoque and European Royals, AND you know a little bit about genealogy and/or high quality pictures, please let me know, as I’m looking for someone as crazy as me to help out with this project!

I promise you will learn bunches, have fun, and get access to a unique collection of European Royal Imagery!!! And I’m confident there will be many unforgettable images and a couple of fabulous projects to share here on WoW as a result of this, but please forgive me for being a little absentminded while I work on the research 😛

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1904 Sweet Pea Garden Girl – DIY Spring Wall Hanging

Have you noticed the little Hangers and the Bell Pulls I have shared recently? Well, here is a larger Wall Hanging version:

Wings of Whimsy: Sweet Pea Garden Girl - DIY Wall Hanger

I used a full A4-size page to make this little beauty from a 1904 P. Mann & Co Seed Catalog.

I printed her out, glued the sheet to thin cardboard (cereal box) before I punched holes in the top two corners, and hung the Hanger with a piece of organza ribbon 🙂 

This is such a quick project, and don’t forget: the idea can be applied to any pretty image you have ready to print out 😀

Here she is in low resolution:

Wings of Whimsy: Sweet Pea Garden Girl - DIY Wall Hanger

And here is the original Seed Catalog page:

Wings of Whimsy: Sweet Pea Garden Girl - DIY Wall Hanger

Go to the folder below to download my Sweet Pea Garden Girl in high quality, and to check out the Easter graphics I posted earlier years:

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P. Mann & Co Seed Catalog – Biodiversity Heritage Library

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1900 Easter Eggs

Here is the last of my Easter Postcards Collage Sheets:

Wings of Whimsy: Easter Eggs #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #easter #eggs

Hopefully you will now have a nice selection of vintage postcard sets to use for a variety of Easter crafts, and if nothing else comes to mind, you can always make my little hangers (click on the image below to go to the original post with instructions).

Wings of Whimsy: 1912 French Chicks  #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #french #chicks

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Easter Eggs – Tuck DB

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1908 Child’s Seed Catalog Narcissus

My grandmother would always have plenty of narcissus growing in her garden, and this page from a 1908 Child’s reminds me of those:

Wings of Whimsy: 1908 Child's Seed Catalog Narcissus #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #easter #seed #catalog #narcissus

The Norwegian word for daffodils “Påskelilje” translates into Easter Lily 🙂 The kind you can buy today at flower stores are smaller and weaker, somehow. My grandmother’s narcissus would be like these, large and strong!

So with these Vintage Narcissus, I wish you all a

Happy Easter 🙂

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