Eleanor's Vintage Gift Shop
Beautiful turn-of-the-century nostalgic artist images on t-shirts, baby items, mugs, cards, prints, tiles, clocks, housewares and more. Victorian, Art Nouveau and other early styles contribute to our massive collection gleaned from turn-of-the-century postcard art, vintage children's book illustrations and collectible ephemera. The Gift Source for the vintage collector in your life.
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Eleanor's Vintage Gift Shop > Children's Books > Bobbie Bubbles
Bobbie Bubbles vintage children's book c. 1916 by E. Hugh Sherwood and Maud Gridley Budlong. Pub. Rand McNally & Co.,artist E. Hugh Sherwood. Magical world of boy in land of fairies.
|Burst BubbleThe Comet Express bore down upon Bobbie in this illustration from a 1916 children's book. |
|The PlungeBelow him was the big, deep sea. An illustration from Bobby Bubbles, a children's book published in 1916. |
|The Rainbow DwarfAt the foot of the arch stood the Rainbow Dwarf with his pot of gold coins. An illustration by E. Hugh Sherwood for a 1916 children's book. |
|The Throne RoomThe King of Mars orders his soldiers to scuttle Bobby's bubble in this 1916 illustration by E. H. Sherwood.
|The PalaceBobby is surrounded by the King's winged soldiers. |
|The Fairy FarmerBobby Bubbles and the Fairy Farmer are up in the clouds in this 1916 illustration by E. Hugh Sherwood. |
|Soapy PuddleA great wave carries Bobbie towards the sandy shore, and then Bump! There sat Bobbie in his garden at home! |
|Away They FlewAway They Flew butterfly scene from vintage children's book; the butterflies pulled the bubble with the silken strands of the spiderweb and with the fairy queen went to visit the Rainbow.
|Bobbie's WishesVintage illustration ~ Bobbie had only to wish and his food magically appeared in his hand. |
|Half flying, half dancingHalf flying, half dancing, they circled Bobbie children's book illustration. The fairy queen having rescued Bobbie takes him to Flowerland. |
|The BreezesBobbie was sure that he had never seen the Breezes before from vintage children's book fairy illustration. The four Breezes want to play with Bobbie. |
|Held UpBobbie held up his hands, from vintage children's book fairy illustration. Bobbie tries to catch milk bouncing off his bubble to no avail.
|Honk! Honk!Honk! Honk! cried the leaderfrom vintage children's book fairy illustration. Bobbie watches as a flock of geese fly by. |
|Each carried a long dandelion stem "Each carried a long dandelion stem with a fuzzy head" image from vintage children's book fairy illustration. The seven dainty Rainbow Fairies arrive to replenish their dandelion brush in the Rainbow. |
|The Shining BubbleStill the shining bubble grew and grew from vintage children's fairy storybook illustration. Bobbie blew and blew until the bubble reached out and took him in.
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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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