Nostalgic Illustration, 
Graphics and Animation 

I've curated and catalogued these nostalgic 
illustration collections, and have custom-designed 
websites and graphics packages for decades using these and other vintage images. Sourced from collection and purchase of epehemera and artwork.

These collections are not generic clipart 

These are high-quality color image collections and animations (except for a few black and white or sepia diagrams,  maps, sketches and charts), and are derived from vintage ephemera and advertising resources. 

Scans, captures and photographs of mostly 1940's-60's vintage paper are cropped, quality-enhanced and altered in some way to create better images in themed categories and formats for your personal  illustration use.

Collections include free 
and premium collections.


In some cases, you might want to use or download a graphics editor for editing imagery that needs cleanup, cropping or resizing to suit your own needs. Scans of book pages are generally not cropped. Sizes are usually assorted, some ephemera artwork may have original marks, faint writing, p age ghosting, signatures (on old greeting cards) etc. You will also need the ability to extract large sizes of .zip files and saving them to your computer files. Most systems do have a built-in zip file extractor. If not, you can easily find and download free .zip file apps from the web.

Note:As wonderful as the images are, they are generally  not created in a resolution suitable for printing projects without image enlargement or enhancement using a graphics program.  Those that are suitable for printing as-is, will be noted in collection descriptions.

Artwork collections may not be displayed and shared on image-harvesting sites e.g, pinterest, flickr and instagram. 
We cannot efficiently keep track of our images once they're released into the world"wild" web without our written permission.

.Zip file downloads are regularly tested. We don't have a tech staff to help you if you cannot download. Please try emptying your computer's temporary files, trash bin, cookies folder, and check your security and anti-virus/malware settings to be sure that you can download files from the web, that you have room on your hard drive to download, extract and save the images. Best to do that before attempting the downloads. There is no refund for purchased and tested .zip packages that you cannot download or use. 

I label appropriate graphics packages as being "lossless .tif format". These are of a quality format that can be used to create multiple images and saves without losing image integrity. These are desirable for multiple use and saves of the image, and are dependable print quality, when sized appropriately.

*If you purchase a graphics collection, your payment, thank you, and download page 
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Vintage Graphics and Illustrations

Victorian Guardian Angels Angel Collection - Super-sized Victorian Beauties
Advertising Labels Full Color .tif format 
Animal Kingdom illustrations
Victorian Florals
Fruit  Labels and Seed Packets I Vintage Seed Packets II
-Flowers, Fruit and Veggies

Medicinal Herb Illustrations
-from "A Healing Herbal

Medical Botany illustrations
 -"De Materia Medica"

"Rikka zu"
- Japanese Art of Flower Arrangement

Illustrations from
"Temple of Flora" 1807
Japanese Floral Design Botanical Illustrations 
- Pierre-Joseph Redouté
Blossoms and Bouquets
18th C. Botanical Illustrations
- Plants Used In Medicine 
Chinese Rice Paper Florals 19th Century Decorative 
Foliage Plants Illustrations
Botanical Illustrations
-"Plants For The Home Garden
Succulents and Cacti Nature And Butterfly
"Best Vegetables For 
The Home Garden
Bird Illustrations Botanical Illustrations
of Edible Fruit
Farm to Table and Garden Fresh Botanical Medicine Japanese Art
- Birds and Nature
Botanical Illustrations 
-for 'Shroom Lovers
WWI and WWII Poster 
Popular Propaganda Art
Exotic Plants Hiroshige 
-Japanese Woodblock
Vintage Botanicals
The Cactus
Full Color .tif format
illustrations - Fruit and Flowers
300dpi .tif  Butterfly Illustrations Asian Art Collection

Vintage Greetings and Holidays


1940's-60's Birthday Card Illustrations
Retro Christmas Cards -1940s-60s Old St. Nick Victorian Father Christmas

Holiday Assortment

Snow-Animated Church Scenes Retro Christmas Graphics
A Victorian Christmas

Vintage Easter Sparkle

Victorian Valentines
St. Patrick's Day  Thanksgiving Holiday Wee Folk

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