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Queen of Laundry – free printable Victorian Soap Tags

I have utilized a few more trade cards for a cute set of Victorian Soap Tags, perfect for the laundry room 🙂 The trade cards can probably be dated to early 1880ies, and I love how whimsical they are! If you want the original trade cards, pop on over to Boston Public Library on Flickr. I… Continue reading Queen of Laundry – free printable Victorian Soap Tags

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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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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