Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Vintage Graphics

Two sweet, elderly, unmarried sisters passed recently and left a house full of belongings with no heirs. Their old scrapbooks were donated to the Library Genealogy Department. Here are some of the beautiful old clippings that fell out when we opened them.

Nurse's Song

William Blake

When the voices of children are heard on the green,
And laughing is heard on the hill,
My heart is at rest within my breast,
And everything else is still.

‘Then come home, my children, the sun is gone down,
And the dews of night arise;
Come, come leave off play, and let us away
Till the morning appears in the skies.’

‘No, no, let us play, for it is yet day,
And we cannot go to sleep;
Besides, in the sky the little birds fly,
And the hills are all cover'd with sheep.’

‘Well, well, go and play till the light fades away,
And then go home to bed.’
The little ones leapèd, and shoutèd, and laugh'd
And all the hills echoèd.
Dorothy and Ms. Wilma
(Wilma said the doggy pics were her favorite)



Denise said...

Tell Wilma that the doggy ones are my favorite too.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm partial to the animal pictures! I luv the kitty ones too.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Some of the best vintage doggie images I've ever seen!
Thanks for sharing WILMA! :)

Dorothy said...

I've never seen these images before either, some of the newspaper clippings were from the 1930's. I did the little dance of JOY when I saw them!!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

The artwork from that time is gorgeous!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Beautiful poem, and wow oh wow! I can't believe the pictures.. simply gorgeous!! I think they are lovely! Are they in as good of shape as they look? You must have been beside yourself! They are great!!!!!

Createology said...

I am sorry of the sisters passing. How wonderful that their saved ephemera is being shared by you for us. Thank you. Blessings...

Susan said...

Awwww, that was cute. Susan

vintage grey said...

Such sweet vintage images!! Love them! xo Heather

Librarian said...

Lovely! The one with the girl and two cats on her lap looks like it is done after Shirley Temple, isn't it?

Marlynne said...

What a thrill that was I'm sure to discover those little treasures!

Kay G. said...

I love these and thank you for sharing them.
I like the idea of these women seeing this from heaven and being pleased. What you don't think they have internet in heaven? Of course, they do, they would have you on the list! xx

Connie said...

These graphics are adorable and your blog is so much fun. I found you through mutual followers and I do hope you decide to follow me back. I love the nostalgic energy in your posts. Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet and what a treasure to find all of these in an old scrapbook...what a treasure that survived!

Connie said...

Hi Dorothy, I am so happy to have you as a follower. I just love your blog :)
Thank you for the encouraging comment.
Your newest blogging sister,
Connie :)

Tammy's in Love said...

I must have missed this post when it first went up and now I'm glad I came back to peek! What a find and you scanning maniac, you! How nice to share the pups with all of us! What great 1930s images! Did you put them on Flickr or Picassa too? SUPER CUTE!

Dorothy said...

I did put them on Flickr to share :-)