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Hereby presenting an excerpt from What A Girl Can Make (1902) by Lina Beard and Adelia B. Beard. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Do you know that with the aid of a little enchantment equal to magic employed by the fairy folks of old, you can make a tiny fowl, one small enough to stand on the palm of your hand ? A certain process which you shall learn will cause a common raw potato to change into a wee turkey of which anyone might well be proud.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Story Teller (1910) edited by Charles Eliot Norton. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration from the Russian fairy tale “Go I Know Not Whither – Fetch I Know Not What.”

“Hi! Shmat-Razum ! Stop a minute. My hat has fallen from my head.”

“Too late, master. Thou canst not get it. The cap is now 5000 miles behind thee.”

Towns and villages, rivers and forests, melted away beneath the feet of the archer.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Upland Pastures (1904) by Adeline Knapp. It tells a story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is the title page design.

“The things of Nature grow sophisticated as the season advances. In the early springtime they are frank and
confiding, and willingly tell the secrets of their growth to him who asks. They have time, in these first beginnings of things, for friendly sociability: to show their tiny roots and bulbs, and to let us study the delicate, gracious unfoldings of leaf and bud and blossom.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Happy Holidays (1921) by Frances G. Wickes. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Gertrude Kay.

An’ jest den de door open agin an’ in comes a GREAT BIG GRAY THOMAS CAT. An’ he set hisself down by de fire, an’ he wash his face wid his one paw –like dis; an’ he wash his face wid his udder paw –like dat; an’ he hump up his back an’ he let out two terrible screeches an’ he say, “Shall I bite him now?”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Giant Crab and Other Tales from Old India (1897) retold by W. H. D. Rouse. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by W. Robinson.

“Crack, crack! went the Crab’s shell; for, big as he was, an elephant was too heavy for him to carry. Crack, crack, crack! The Elephant jumped up and down on his back, and in a very short time the Crab was crushed to mincemeat.

What rejoicing there was among the animals when they saw the Crab crushed to death! From far and near they came, and passed a vote of thanks to the Elephant and his wife, and made them King and Queen of all the animals in the mountains.”

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Dancing Elephant - free Vintage Colorng page for adults

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from A Book of the Country and Garden (1903) by H. M. Batson. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by F. Carruthers Gould and A. C. Gould.

“Dr. Capel, the late rector of a neighbouring parish, for instance, could not easily be reproduced, for which his parishioners certainly ought to feel thankful. If he passed a man who omitted to touch his hat to him, he would make haste to deprive him of that necessary gear.”

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Two Old Men - free Vintage Coloring page for adults

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Craftsman magazine (April, 1902). It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is one of the designs on John Ruskin’s grave (the Ruskin Cross at Coniston).

“The shaft, in these old monuments, is often carved with allusions to human life; the head with divine symbols. So here the patterns on the shaft form a kind of short pictorial biography, beginning at the bottom on the east, and going round with the sun.

The young Ruskin began as a poet, and attained some distinction as a verse-writer in magazines before ever he found his vocation as a writer of prose. Here under the arch at the foot of the stone is a young singer with his lyre and laurels, somewhat classical and not very passionately
inspired.”

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Hereby presenting an illustration for a play presented in 1817. It depicts a temple to Venus for today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

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Landscape - free Vintage Coloring page

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Bulfinch’s Mythology (1913) by Thomas Bulfinch. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, which is the ornament for Chapter XXIII: Geraint, the Son of Erbin.

“In the midst of a meadow which is here, two forks will be set up, and upon the two forks a silver rod, and upon the silver rod a sparrow-hawk, and for the sparrow-hawk there will be a tournament. And to the tournament will go all the array thou didst see in the city, of men and of horses and of arms. And with each man will go the lady he loves best; and no man can joust for the sparrow-hawk, except the lady he loves best be with him. And the knight that thou sawest has gained the sparrow-hawk these two years; and if he gains it the third year, he will be called the Knight of the Sparrow-hawk from that time forth.”

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Punch, or the London Charivari magazine (July, 1869). It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page.

“Imogen’s jewel-casket contains two or three handsome Bullas, one set with stones of lapis lazuli, one with rubies, and all with those charming devices in raised gold letters, AEI, PAX, LUX, VIS, &c., &c. Also an immensely thick and massive gold circlet for the throat, in exact imitation of the cord round the neck of the dying gladiator – Etruscan armlets and fibulae of every possible pattern and device, rings for every day in the wekk with the name of the appropriate god engraved on each (as Saturn for Saturday, &c.), and as for Greek daggers and Roman pins for the hair, they are innumerable!”

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