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Outrageous Victorian Hats for Wednesday Whimsy

Picked some of my favorite Victorian trade (advertising) cards for today’s topic of hats. This lovely lady to the left is an advertisement for “Heather’s Popular Dry & Fancy Goods Store” between 5th and 6th Avenues in NYC. 449 more words

Peacocks for Wednesday Whimsy

Peacocks and their feathers were a big theme in Victorian trade (advertising) cards, so I thought I’d share some today! They are beautiful birds, even if they can be annoying to live near – very noisy! 189 more words

Imagination for Wednesday Whimsy

I love these Victorian trade (advertising) cards with children at play, exercising their imaginations!

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.   331 more words

Is Grandmother in the Right Boat? Victorian Ads for Wednesday Whimsy

One type of Victorian Trade (advertising) card I’m fascinated by, and could blow my budget on quite easily, is the die cut variety. These were made of sturdy, cardboard-like paper and shaped like real objects – horseshoes, shells and the like, and often… 150 more words

At the Beach for Wednesday Whimsy

Seems to me the hot days of August are a good time to share my Victorian trade (advertising) cards that depict good times at the beach! 513 more words

Bicycles for Wednesday Whimsy

Continuing on with my very loose theme of summer activities, today I’m sharing some charming Victorian trade (advertising) cards on the subject of bicycles. And who knew there were so many great quotes about bicycles?! 221 more words

Rowboats for Wednesday Whimsy

When I was a kid growing up, my grandparents built a summer cottage beside a lake in upstate New York. We all spent hours and hours there and some of my best memories center around the lake. 231 more words