I have a weakness for old Victorian clipart: Victorian illustrations of all kinds like Victorian drawings of animals, old vehicles, Victorian silhouettes and a maybe especially clipart of Victorian ladies with their wonderful dresses.
Here on this page I have collected the kind of Victorian pictures I love the
I have restored most of them and made them larger, and now you can have a look at them and see if any of these free Victorian graphics could be fun to use.
I don't know if my weakness for both Victorian and Vintage pictures and
drawings has something to do with there being a kind of innocence about them.
I guess that feeling of innocence might only be there because these drawings and illustrations are from the past, but anyway - I like them.
One of the many ways I have used these drawings has been using the
for scrapworks I make on the computer.
Sometimes I color the drawings, sometimes I use them together with black and white illustrations.
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If you are into Steam Punk and the Victorian era, this is absolutely the right page for you!
I simply love these wonderful Victorian clip art of ladies and girls wearing the latest Victorian fashion.
I have saved them in the PNG format, which means they come
with a transparent background, and you can place them on any
kind of background.
Thus they will be perfect for you if you are making some Victorian scrapworks.
|Women in old everyday clothing||Victorian lady and girl with umbrella|
|Ladies Victorian style||Free Victorian graphics|
|Victorian clip art women's dresses||Victorian dresses and hats|
|Dressed for a walk||Victorian women in everyday clothes|
|Two Victorian ladies||Little girls in Victorian dresses|
As this clipart is made with transparent background, I have had to make them smaller to be able to place them here on this website.
Still, they are a bit larger than you see them here, as most of my clipart, so click the illustration you like to open the larger version in a new tab. This is the version you get when you use the download button.
So here it
”Victorian” describes the time from 1837 to 1901, the period where Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain.
"Vintage" is a
definition that varies in period depending what kind of product you
describe. But it will, for cars, be used on cars from the start of
the 20th century, and certainly from 1919 - 1930. For clothing it
will be used for genuine clothing from 1920 until 20 years from now,
this meaning approx. 1990. Normally it will be used for clothing
from 1920 to 1970.
But - as the normal meaning of the two periods actually overlap, I will do that now and again.
The Victorian era was a period with many changes, maybe first of all because of the second industrial revolution in 1870 – 1914.
At the start
of the Victorian period the land traffic was totally dominated
by horse wagons of all kinds, as you can see on the drawings
All personal and trade traffic was made by horse carriages and wagons, and the traffic at sea was dominated by ships with sails.
In the second
industrial revolution came a flowering of new and earlier
technology like telegraph, railway networks, gas and water
supply, electrical power and telephones.
The first automobile was patented in 1896 by Karl Benz, and Henry Ford built his first car in 1896, so the automobile is present in the late end of the Victorian era, but only barely.
The first sea-going iron steamboat was built in 1820, and in 1843 was built the first ”modern” ship, built of metal rather than wood, and powered mainly by a steam engine and propeller, instead of by sails, wind and oars.
|Wonderful Victorian steam train and peoples reactions|
There is no doubt, looking at the picture above, that the steam locomotives caused both excitement and fear in the beginning.
|Drawing of Steam train 1973|
|Locomotive and tender|
|Steam Boat||Victorian carriage|
|Victorian train station scene||Steam locomotive|
|Sail ship sketch||Victorian clipart ship drawing|
|Two drawings of Victorian Ice carriages|
|A horse drawn hearse|
|Two antique wagons|
|Two Victorian clip art of coal wagons|
|Two free Victorian graphics with first a horse car with passengers, later a trolley car driven by electricity.|
|Two old drawings of Steam boats, both paddle steamers.|
|Vintage steamboat "Pilgrim"|
|Victorian Steam ships on Hudson river|
If not illustrations of cows and hen, then it could be drawings of trotters or galloping horses, and sometimes even drawings of strange creatures like giant octopi or tigers, animals only few people had actually seen.
Most of the drawings here are prints, and they come with the white background.
A couple of these Victorian animal illustrations are made as cut outs from paintings from the Victorian era, and they are with a transparent background, like the clip art of the fashionable ladies above.
In this way you can use them on top of colored backgrounds or for making scrapworks with Victorian flower ornaments and landscapes.
|Old drawing of a cow|
|A drawing with colors of two bulls|
|Victorian clip art bull's head||Free Victorian graphics bull's head|
|Victorian bull illustration|
|Victorian illustration with sheep|
|Victorian illustration of rooster||Hen or Rooster? illustration|
|Victorian animal illustration raccoon?||Crowing rooster|
|Turkey bird illustration||Drawing of stag JPEG|
|Drawing of rooster|
|Victorian farmers with pigs|
|Scene from race course|
|Drawing of sulkies|
|Hunting scene with dogs|
These old clipart of pointing hands, writing hands and so on are typical for Victorian illustrations.
|Pointing hand old style 1||Pointing hand old style 2|
|Black drawing pointing hand right||Black drawing pointing hand left hand|
|Victorian drawing hand||Victorian drawing of hand|
|Old drawing of hand writing||Hand writing image|
|Old Victorian drawing of hand writing||Hand writing drawing|
|Right hand writing||Image of hands paper pen and ink|
|Handshake 1||Handshake 2|
|Woman man handshake||Drawing of hand Victorian|
In addition to these free Victorian graphics of hands, here comes some drawings of eyes and other Victorian clipart:
|Victorian drawing of an eye JPEG||Drawing of an eye JPEG|
|Coffee pot and cups JPEG||Victorian clock JPEG|
|Victorian Graphophone||The Eagle Graphophone|
There will be more various Victorian graphics later, but now I want to end this page with a wonderful Victorian Clip art you can use for scrapworks or for an invitation for a picnic:
|Victorian Ornaments:||Victorian Silhouette:|
|Antique Clipart:||Victorian Frames and Borders:|
|Victorian Ornaments:||Victorian Ladies' Dress Hats:|
|Victorian Coloring Pages:|
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