In the early twentieth century many manufactures offered small nursery rhyme booklets for free. Below are 4 pages from Wing Gold Flour’s booklet. This booklet was printed in 1919. These would be great for gift tags or an altered art project. To keep their aged charm these pages have not been restored.
Children’s vintage coloring books have wonderful cover art. I love the coloring books from the 1920s and 1930s. They reflect the Art Deco style that could be found in art, furniture, fashion, typography, and so many other areas. Some of my favorite children’s illustrators during this time period were Fern Peat, Peter Mabie, Jan Cragin and Corinne Ringle. Finding coloring books in good to very good condition is not an easy task. If the cover art is in good shape, I do not mind if the pages have been colored. I am currently working on digitally restoring a wonderful ABC book by Corinne Ringle. Download a cover sample of “My Circus” by Jan Cragin below.
Working 9 hours a day in a cubical like I did for years can be numbing.
I displayed family pictures, unique pen holders and anything that made
it feel like my personal space. As the seasons rolled around I made
little mini banners to brighten my cubical. Sometimes I would use them to
celebrate the holidays or I would make one with a special quote that made me smile.
Download a mini banner below for St. Patrick’s Day.
Right click on the image below and save the link to your computer.
Open the pdf file
The file contains editable text for anything you would like to express.
Cut-out the mini banners inside or outside the border and fold in-half
Use a piece of string or 1/8 inch green ribbon (as long as you will need for the number of pennants you print)
Fold the banner over the string and attach a small amount of glue to the inside.
Hang your banner across those wonderful cubicals so many of us work in!
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