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Hereby presenting an excerpt from The Tin Woodman (1918) by L. Frank Baum. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page, an illustration by John R. Neill, in honor of the release of the second Patronage Coloring Book to benefit the children’s literacy charity Kids Need To Read

“Are you really a soldier?” asked Woot, when they had all watched this strange tin person parade up and down the path and proudly flourish his sword.

“I was a soldier,” wa the reply, “but I’ve been a prisoner to Mr. Rust so long that I don’t know exactly what I am.”

“But – dear me!” cried the Tin Woodman, sadly perplexed; “how came you to be made of tin?”

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Tin Soldier and Tin Woodman - a free Vintage Coloring page

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John R. Neill Patronage Vintage Coloring Book, Vol. 2 Cover

The Art of John R. Neill Volume 2, A Patronage Vintage Coloring Book has twenty 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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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Ting-a-ling Tales (1890) by Frank R. Stockton. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by E. B. Bensell.

“The Giant stood, and laughed heartily, until, at last, being no longer able to restrain himself, he sprang into the midst of them, and danced away royally, trampling about twenty couples under foot at every jump.

“Dance away, old fellow!” shouted the King, from the other end of the room. “Dance away, my boy, and never mind the people.”

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Dancing Giant - a free Vintage Coloring page

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The Art of Charles Robinson, Vol. 1 Sampler PDF

In honor of the one year anniversary of the first Vintage Coloring book, Curator Prime has created a five page sampler PDF of pages from The Art of Charles Robinson, Volume 1 print edition.

In celebration of this anniversary, The Art of Charles Robinson Vol. 1 PDF sampler will be on sale for half of the regular price from November 11th through Midnight Central Time, November 13th.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from Ozma of Oz (1907) by L. Frank Baum. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by John R. Neill, in honor of the release of the first Patronage Coloring Book to benefit the children’s literacy charity Kids Need To Read.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from A Child’s Day: A Book of Rhymes (1923) by Walter De la Mare. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is an illustration by Winifred Bromhall.

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Chapter Ornaments Vintage Coloring Book, Vol. 1

Art of Chapter Ornaments Vintage Coloring Book Vol 1

Vintage collections, especially ones created as limited editions, often included ornamental designs for headpieces and tailpieces of chapters.

This Vintage Coloring book is dedicated to the chapter ornaments from an eight-volume collection of poetry by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, that was published in 1909. Only fifty copies were made and released as signed, numbered sets. The ornaments designated the beginning and end of each poem.

Twenty-five designs are included in this volume. In order to preserve the original proportions, all of the ornaments are presented in a landscape format. All images are printed single-sided.

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The last few pages of the coloring book are intentionally left blank so you have a place to try out the coloring implements of your choice.

Due to the thickness of the paper, colored pencils are recommended. Markers may be used, and even though the images are printed single-sided, a sheet of cardstock or a few pieces of copy paper under the page you are coloring is useful to prevent possible bleed-through onto the next illustration.

Download a free coloring page in this style of illustration.

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Hereby presenting an excerpt from one of the poems in The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1909). It was featured on the same page as today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is a chapter headpiece, a type of book ornament that began each new poem.

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Walter Crane Vintage Coloring Book, Vol. 1

Art of Walter Crane, volume 1 vintage coloring book

Walter Crane (1845-1915) was an English artist, illustrator, and wood-engraver. He was very prolific, especially in the realm of children’s toy books, though he also illustrated novels such as Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Don Quixote of the Mancha.

In this first volume of Walter’s work, all of the images come from Edmund Spenser’s epic poem, The Faerie Queene.

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The following images are all of the pages included in this vintage adult coloring book:

– Twenty full page (8.5″ x 11″) illustrations, one per page. While some images appear smaller than others in the gallery below, all illustrations are of a full page size; most presented vertically, some presented horizontally.

– Twenty 4” x 6” images, two per page

The last few pages of the coloring book are intentionally left blank so you have a place to try out the coloring implements of your choice.

Due to the thickness of the paper, colored pencils are recommended. Markers may be used, and even though the images are printed single-sided, a sheet of cardstock or a few pieces of copy paper under the page you are coloring is useful to prevent possible bleed-through onto the next illustration.

Download a free coloring page in this style of Walter’s work.

 

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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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Book Birthday – The Art of Charles Robinson, Volume 1

CharlesRobinsonVolume 1 Vintage Coloring Book Cover

Today marks the release of the first Vintage Coloring adult coloring book, The Art of Charles Robinson, Volume 1. This adult coloring book features illustrations from the novel, Once On A Time, written by A. A. Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh.

[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 Charles’ illustration style, you can download a free coloring page from our Free Coloring Page Friday collection.

Filled with fantasy images of lords and ladies (in some exquisite gowns), maidens and knights, castles and kids, Charles’ flowing artwork lets you add specific color or flow across the page with hues however you like. Read More →


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