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 The Emerald City of Oz
 The Land of Oz
 The Little Brown Rooster
 The Pearl and the Pumpkin
 The Tale of Reddy Woodpecker
 The Wish Fairy and Dewy Dear
 The Wizard of Oz
 Tik-Tok of Oz


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Our Children... Our Future

Our Children... Our Future
"With big tin trumpet and little red drum, Marching like soldiers, the children come!"

Beneath the Sugar Plum Tree

Beneath the Sugar Plum Tree
"Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree? 'Tis a marvel of great renown!"

Wynken Blynken

Wynken Blynken
"Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night sailed off in a wooden shoe - sailed on a river of crystal light,..."

Parade Silhouette

Parade Silhouette
Four boys with hobby horse, horn, drum and flag pretend they are walking in a parade in this silhouette from 1905.

Kids at Play Silhouette

Kids at Play Silhouette
Silhouette of girl pushing a pram, dragging a doll, and boys playing soldier from a 1905 reader.

Joe & Snow

Joe & Snow
Joe tries to keep his dog, Snow, from taking a bite out of each and every apple.

Girl with Cat

Girl with Cat
Pretty Pussy, let me stroke you. Do not try to get away. Illustration from an 1899 children's picture book.

Dog Keeps Watch

Dog Keeps Watch
When my mistress went to her tea, She shook her finger at me, Saying, Watch Baby Nell!

Bath Time

Bath Time
How sad that a boy should fly into such wrath, 'Cause his sister won't take him at once from his bath!

Sippity Sup

Sippity Sup
Sippity sup, sippity sup, bread and milk in a china cup; Good food, they say, to make me grow...

Pussy's Lesson

Pussy's Lesson
Girl with book laying open in her lap, tries to teach her cat to read in an illustration from an 1899 story book.

Little May

Little May
Little May sews while sitting on the window seat where the light is better. An illustration from an 1899 children's book.

Everybody Loves Me

Everybody Loves Me
Girl eating confections from a box is watched avidly by a kitten and a puppy in a 1910 postcard by artist Grace Wiedersheim.

Her Sawdust Doll

Her Sawdust Doll
The Disillusioned. A girl sits before a diamond lattice window and speaks to her doll while kitty watches in an illustration from 1908 by McLandburgh Wilson.

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
Smile on me, Baby, my sweet,
As I kneel humbly here at your feet.
My prince, with no crown for your head,
But your own sunny tresses instead.
1905 illustration.

Blossoming Tree

Blossoming Tree
A girl picking flowers from a tree. The cover illustration of a 1921 issue of St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls.

Sleeping Babes

Sleeping Babes
An image from a late 1800's advertisement of two young children asleep, one holding a doll.

Swinging

Swinging
Then come my sister, Come I pray
With speed put on your woodland dress
And bring no book; for this one day
We'll give to idleness.
Two girls playing on a swing in a vintage trade card from the lat

Make Believe

Make Believe
Two children are pretending to ride a horse in this trade card from the 19th century.

Run, Dandy, Run!

Run, Dandy, Run!
Boy on ice skates is being pulled by his dog across the ice in this illustration from a 1910 children's book.

Friday's Child

Friday's Child
Friday's child is loving and giving. An illustration from a 1912 children's book. An apple changes hands

Music and Toys Silhouette

Music and Toys Silhouette
Silhouette of girl with record player and boy playing with cat, horse pull toy and toy soldiers

Spinning Wheel

Spinning Wheel
"When Mother lets us play Bubble Books"; . Victorian silhouette of mother rocking a cradle with spinning wheel and web of raw fiber. artist: Gordon Conway

It Will Come Off, Rain or Shine

It Will Come Off, Rain or Shine
Baby standing under shower in bathtub

Polly

Polly
A small bird sits on Polly's hand

Let's Pretend

Let's Pretend
Nibble wants to play 'wild white horses' while Brighteyes prefers 'mermaid.'

Downy

Downy
Downy, the baby, has fallen asleep in a wicker basket

Asleep with Kitty

Asleep with Kitty
Girl sleeps holding a cat on a Victorian sofa

By the Sea

By the Sea
Girl with a parasol waves at girls playing in the surf

Fluff and Puff

Fluff and Puff
Fluff and Puff, the twins, are just five years old

Fluff

Fluff
Fluff has been reading a book

Marie

Marie
Little girl resting on some pillows

Nibble in the Apple Tree

Nibble in the Apple Tree
Brighteyes gathers dandelions while her brother Nibble climbs the apple tree

Rally Day

Rally Day
Children on their way to church. One of the children is pushing a baby in a wicker carriage. A Clapsaddle image

Long life and Happiness

Long life and Happiness
Long life and Happiness image circa 1908 from vintage postcard featuring Art Nouveau little girl with pretty outfit.

Monogram N

Monogram N
Boy in Tree branches

Marooned

Marooned
A little girl and her companions have taken refuge from mice by standing on a hassock

Pink Rose Angel

Pink Rose Angel
Angel with gold embroidered gown holding pink roses

Saturday's Child

Saturday's Child
Saturday's child must work for its living

The Enchanted Wood

The Enchanted Wood
The children enjoy walking in the woods to view the newly fallen snow.

Hiding

Hiding
Freda and Reggie hide among the bushes

Teddy

Teddy
Betty gives Ida a Teddy Bear for Christmas

Dressing the Cat

Dressing the Cat
Little girl tries to put a doll's dress on a cat

His Favorite Pet

His Favorite Pet
Little boy playing with a cat

Five young angels in the sky

Five young angels in the sky
Five young angels in the sky image from circa 1902 vintage postcard.

Sunday's Child

Sunday's Child
The child that is born on the Sabbath day is bonny and blithe, and good and gay

Girl on Swing

Girl on Swing
School girls have lots of play when school's dismissed for a holiday

Whispering in School

Whispering in School
Do not whisper is the rule in school else all will chatter and there will be a dreadful clatter.

A Summer Snow Storm

A Summer Snow Storm
A summer shower of flower petals are falling

Cat in Cape

Cat in Cape
The Prince and Muffles had sat all day each dressed in Siamese attire beneath an oriental canopy

My Love to You

My Love to You
Girl wearing large ribbon holding flowers vintage children's art circa 1908.

Muffles to the Rescue

Muffles to the Rescue
A growl or two, then all was still, except for Dinkey, who had a chill. A Twelvetrees illustration

Goodbye

Goodbye
This was his parting word that day as the automobile pulled away. A Twelvetrees illustration

Love's Greeting.

Love's Greeting.
Love's Greeting. from very cute vintage postcard image circa 1911 by artist Ellen Clapsaddle. Girl and boy holding hands while walking.

Granny

Granny
The Prince gave her, granny, the softest seat and placed a cushion for her feet. A Twelvetrees print

Three Little Maids

Three Little Maids
They mixed up Dutch till he got wise and saw the twinkling in their eyes. A Twelvetrees illustration

Dinkey Dadd

Dinkey Dadd
The Prince says his famous cat, Muffles, will choose. Muffles chooses Dinkey Dadd

The Shipwreck

The Shipwreck
The boat was smashed, but sticking fast, like stormbound sailor to a mast. A Twelvetrees illustration

Fortune Teller

Fortune Teller
Then Muffles chose a leaf for each, a fortune-telling game to teach. A Twelvetrees print

Follow the Cat

Follow the Cat
Each clothed in Gypsy cloak and hat and in the lead the famous cat

The Dress Parade

The Dress Parade
All enjoyed the dress parade. A Twelvetrees illustration

Blind Man's Bluff

Blind Man's Bluff
The Prince said Bruin had enough, when he finished playing blind man's bluff

Mrs. Jarley's Wax Works

Mrs. Jarley's Wax Works
Little Nell admires the wax figures from the story by Charles Dickens

The Fishing Accident

The Fishing Accident
The lake was calm and the weather right and a thousand fish prepared to bite. A Twelvetrees illustration.

The Performing Bear

The Performing Bear
At three o'clock the King was there, with his little girl and his Russian bear. A Twelvetrees print.

The Maypole

The Maypole
Children dancing around the maypole

The Woog and the Weeze

The Woog and the Weeze
The children meet the Woog whose mission is get rid of all the fairies on earth

Uncle Rain and Brother Drought

Uncle Rain and Brother Drought
The boy told Uncle Rain the whole story

The Magic Ring

The Magic Ring
Eolen slept while her stepmother slipped a magic ring on her finger

The Precipice

The Precipice
The little girl looks over the precipice while the old man holds her hand

Thunder's House

Thunder's House
A little girl knocks on the huge door of the Thunder's house

King of Unsergarten

King of Unsergarten
The King of Unsergarten vintage children illustration by Birch, depicts The King of Unsergarten went forth to fight the foe. Dogs, child, from this wonderful vintage children's story.

Aster

Aster
Aster by artist E Nash is of Little girl by a pond wearing aster outfit with verse. Whimsical children's flowers & fantasy art.

Happy Days

Happy Days
Children running and playing

Around the World

Around the World
Children from around the world gather around a globe

Baby's Paradise

Baby's Paradise
Baby's Paradise vintage illustration from children's book of happy babies in garden play with mothers dressed all in lace and in silken gown. Artist: Lucy Fitch Perkins

The Gardener

The Gardener
The Gardener, vintage illustration from children's book of a boy who has planted seeds, seen sprouts, and awaits the harvest in the fall.

George Dewey's First Cruise

George Dewey's First Cruise
George and his companion ride a horse to safety after their carriage breaks free while fording the Dog River.

Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness

Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness
"Marchioness," said Mr. Swiveller thoughtfully, "be pleased to draw nearer". From "The Old Curiosity Shop."

Trotty Veck's Dinner

Trotty Veck's Dinner
Trotty Veck and his Daughter Meg. From "The Chimes."

Pip and the Convict

Pip and the Convict
Philip Pirrip, called Pip, brings the convict a file and some wittles. From "Great Expectations".

Little Nell

Little Nell
Dear gentle, patient, noble Nell from "The Old Curiosity Shop"

Cricket on the Hearth

Cricket on the Hearth
The Toy-maker and his blind daughter, from "Cricket on the Hearth"

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit
Little Dorrit and Maggie sitting at the prison gate

I'm Always A Moving On

I'm Always A Moving On
Poor Jo, the homeless crossing-sweeper, is told by a constable to keep moving on

Tiny Tim

Tiny Tim
Bob Cratchit carries his son Tiny Tim on his shoulder

The Runaway Couple

The Runaway Couple
Children seated at the inn

If I Were a Queen

If I Were a Queen
If she was Queen, then she would have a Knight to serve her bonbons, cherry pie, ice-cream and birthday cake and a page to have her stomach ache

Diplomacy

Diplomacy
The little boy calls on the Widow Hill who is fond of him. Widow Hill has a fine plum tree that grows by her front door

The Critic

The Critic
He would prefer there be less book writers and more cooks

Pockets

Pockets
Pockets are fine for marbles, twine, knives and rubber bands, but not hands

Thirsty Flowers

Thirsty Flowers
He gives the plants a drink on very hot days

A Domestic Tragedy

A Domestic Tragedy
Girl laments the sad condition of her doll

The Capitalist

The Capitalist
I always buy at the lollipop shop on the first day of spring, marbles, spinning top and string

Valor

Valor
Boy says he not afraid of giants in the forest grim.

Rainy Day

Rainy Day
Bring your umbrella and rubbers back home if it clears while you are away.

Storytime

Storytime
Viewed from the inside of a fireplace, mother tells a story to two children.

A Story

A Story
Father tells a story after tea

A New Baby

A New Baby
A child is assured by his mother that she has enough love for both him and the new baby. Email us for free customization.

A Little Gentleman

A Little Gentleman
A gentleman must do things for his mother. Mother says: "Thank you dear", stoops and kisses me.

At Dinner

At Dinner
Children gathering for dinner

Twins

Twins
Twins vintage illustration by artist Lucy Fitch Perkins. Even though it's hard to tell, mother knows them very well, from 1920 children's story book Boys' and Girls' Bookshelf

Little Nell

Little Nell
Little Nell and her grandfather from "The Old Curiosity Shop" by Charles Dickens; from 1898 Children's stories compilation. Vintage Illustration features Little Nell and her grandfather


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  • Many of the vintage illustrations and artwork that you will find on the pages of our site has been carefully retouched due to damage garnered over time. The original images, from turn of the century ephemera, had often travelled through the US mail, by whatever means employed at the time: horse & buggy / horseback, and then by rail to auto (by 1901). The heyday of the postcard is represented in Eleanor's Vintage Gift Shop; the art of the postcard flourished roughly up until World War I, or until the German printers were destroyed. The beautifully rendered images of children by artist Ellen Clapsaddle can be found throughout this site.

    The other main feature of our shop are children's illustrations from all time classic children's books / literature from the Golden Age of Illustration. Great artists like W.W. Denslow (1856-1915) for the Wizard of Oz and The Pearl and the Pumpkin, amazing artist Charles Robinson (1870 - 1937) for Bee, Princess of the Dwarfs, Palmer Cox (1840-1924) for his fantastic Brownies, and John R. Neill (1877- 1943) for the Oz series and many more are represented in our collection.

    All the images herein are gleaned from a personal collection and borne of a pure appreciation of the artistry beheld. For Holiday gifts and presents, re-visit the past with vintage artist illustrations from children's books, rare postcards and eclectic ephemera, all to be found in Eleanor's vintage shop. Great holiday gifts available for purchase include women's and men's clothing like T-Shirts, long-sleeve cotton shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, aprons, tank tops, organic tee shirts, hats, bags, maternity, baby / infant clothes & bibs as well as kids' shirts, tees and hoodies; fun decorative gifts like calendars, stickers, framed tiles, magnets, buttons, mouse pads, ornaments, posters, framed prints; cool housewares like clocks, tile coasters, and mugs and lots of ways to keep in touch with style the old-fashioned way with greeting cards, postcards, note cards, journals and more. Shop from the heyday of design & the golden age of illustration, when great artists were employed to appeal to the holiday spirit across the miles.



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