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Presenting an excerpt from The Wizard of Oz (1903) by L. Frank Baum which tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, an illustration by W. W. Denslow, in honor of the release of the third Patronage Coloring Book to benefit the children’s literacy charity Kids Need To Read

“She threw her arms around the Lion’s neck and kissed him, patting his big head tenderly. Then she kissed the Tin Woodman, who was weeping in a way most dangerous to his joints. But she hugged the soft, stuffed body of the Scarecrow in her arms instead of kissing his painted face, and found she was crying herself at this sorrowful parting from her loving comrades.”

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Dorothy and the Oz Group - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Wizard of Oz - Patronage Vintage Coloring Book cover

The Art of W. W. Denslow Volume 1, A Patronage Vintage Coloring Book has twenty-five full page illustrations in the same style as this Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, with part of the proceeds of each book sold being donated to the children’s literacy charity, Kids Need To Read. View all pages or buy now from Amazon.com.


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Presenting a section of an arras (wall hanging or tapestry used as a screen or covering) from Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries (1843) by Henry Shaw, F. S. A, as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Section of Arras - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting a print by engraver James Gillray (1756-1815) entitled La Walse [The Watz], published in France in 1812, which is today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Watzing Couple - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting the caption from a postcard (1893) which tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“The Dog: Here he has been hanging around us for a month, and we leave to-night.”

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Man, Dog, Woman - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an excerpt from the story “Mother Holle” from Grimm’s Household Tales (1912) which tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, an illustration by R. Anning Bell.

“She took care to do everything according to the old woman’s bidding, and every time she made the bed she shook it with all her might, so that the feathers flew about like so many snowflakes. The old woman was as good as her word; she never spoke angrily to her, and gave her roast and boiled meats every day.”

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Fair Lady - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an excerpt from Obil, Keeper of Camels (1910) by Lucia Chase Bell, whose first page featured the illustration for today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“But there was in Obil  – here the heads came closer together under the mantles – in Obil there was a strain of wild desert blood, strong in his race from the time of the first Obil, the Ishmaelite, Keeper of King David’s Camels, and master of the great caravans that went from great Hebron down to far Havilah.”

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Ivy and Letter O - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an illustration from Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages from the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries (1843) by Henry Shaw, F. S. A, which is one of the Illuminations from the Shrewsbury Book  written in A.D. 1445.

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Ship of Knights - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Presenting an excerpt from Book of Cats and Dogs, and Other Friends, for Little Folks (1894) by James Johnnot which tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Hey, diddle, diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see the witch-craft,
the dish ran away with the spoon.”

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Hereby presenting the illustration of the Sunlight Soap advertisement from The Graphic Illustrated Weekly Magazine (1907) as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Soap Man - a free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Yule-Tide in Many Lands (1916) by Mary P. Pringle and Clara A. Urann. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by L. J. Bridgman.

“YULE-TIDE IN AMERICA: According to the late Lawrence Hutton, ‘Our Christmas carols appear to have come from the Holy Land itself; our Christmas trees from the East by way of Germany; our Santa Claus from Holland; our stockings hung in the chimney, from France or Belgium; and our Christmas cards and verbal Christmas greetings, our Yule-logs, our boars’ heads, our plum puddings and our mince pies from England. Our turkey is, seemingly, our only contribution.’ Let us add the squash-pie!”

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An American Christmas - a free Vintage Coloring page

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