Archive for January 2016

#ColorOurCollections – A Bored Panda Post

color our collections free vintage coloring pages

Curator Prime has ventured further from the safety of her own website into the forest of the Bored Panda. Should you be interested in free vintage coloring pages from libraries’ special collections, the #colorOurCollections social media event will happen from February 1st through 5th and you are invited. More information and sample images in the Bored Panda post.


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Tea For Two

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Image credit: Rotograph Company, 1911


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Hereby presenting an excerpt about the Rose-clad Cottage from Tales Told at Twilight (1904) by Katherine M. Iliffe. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Percy J. Billinghurst.

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Ready. Ready. Ready.

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Image credit: Rotograph Company, 1911


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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the “Notes and Appreciations” section of the book Drawings in Pen & Pencil: From Dürer’s Day to Ours (1922) by George Sheringham. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by E. Carlègle from the weekly French magazine, La Vie Parisienne.

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Bowties Are Cool

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Image credit: Rotograph Company, 1911


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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Book III of the epic poem The Faerie Queene (1895) by Edmund Spenser. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Walter Crane.

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You Can’t Prove Nuttin …

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Image credit: Rotograph Company, 1911


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Hereby presenting an excerpt from the novel Another Year with Denise and Ted Noodles (1904) by Gabrielle E. Jackson. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Book Birthday – The Art of Clara E. Atwood, Volume 1

Clara Atwood Vintage Coloring Book coverToday marks the release of the third Vintage Coloring adult coloring book, The Art of Clara E. Atwood, Volume 1. This adult coloring book features illustrations from the collection, A Book of Nursery Rhymes.

[And There Was Much Rejoicing (yaaaaaaaay!)]

You may purchase the adult coloring book on Amazon and all of the pages within are revealed  here on our website.

If you’d like to try out Clara’s illustration style, you can download a free coloring page from our Free Coloring Page Friday collection.

Filled with children and parents and old women with pigs and flying geese, Clara’s endearing artwork represents childhood with elegant lines and often minimal backgrounds.

There are 20 unique full, page designs and 20 postcards-sided (4″ x 6″) images of close-ups from those original illustrations. Every page is single sided and the 60 lb. paper is excellent for colored pencils. There are also several blank pages at the end of the book so you may try out the coloring implement of your choice and practice coloring combinations.

Vintage Coloring will be releasing an adult coloring book once a month showcasing various artists from the late nineteenth century through the early twentieth century. We look forward to sharing this beautiful bygone art with you.


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