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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Welcome to Free Vintage Ephemera!

Hi and welcome to my newest venture, a blog devoted exclusively to offering you vintage ephemera...for free!  For years I've been scouring the internet and other sources for perfect images to incorporate into my own art pieces.  I found that I really love hunting for these images almost as much as using them in my art.  In fact I have so many great ones, that I've decided to start sharing them with you.  This will give me even more excuses to search for more fresh material to bring to you.   I hope you have as much fun using these images as I do finding them for you!

So let's get started!  First please read my easy-peasy rules below:

Please feel free to use any vintage images I post for your personal or for profit use.  You may upload,print and use these images for your art and crafting  projects.

Please DO NOT post these images on your website or blogsites, unless they are incorporated into a completed project(such as a tag or collage).

Please DO share my link with your crafty friends!


Arbutus  :-)

PS:  Please let me know what you think.  I value your opinions and would love to hear which images you like best, or what images you may be looking for.  So please comment often!


  1. please check my bolg at for more vintage pictures and information about stars who were models for Maybelline in the early part of the 20th century.

  2. oh my goodness,thank you so much for these amazing pictures you are sharing here!!!! Just love it, and will definitely use them

  3. I feel like I've won the lottery when I came across your site! I could browse this all day - in fact, I've happily lost a few hours here already!

    I love Marie Antoinette, anything French (script, postcards), birds/eggs, rabbits and crowns!


  4. I just discovered your site and have delighted in going through the images. Thank you.

  5. Your images are very inspiring and great visual references. Your hard work is noticable and deeply appreciated. Keep it up and best wishes for all to come in the future! Much love!

  6. I love your blog, please keep hunting those images!
    Thanks for sharing,

  7. Hi, I have downloaded many images from this site before, but now I've actually used one for a poster of a streettheater festival that takes place every year on the first Saturday of the school summer holidays here in Belgium. Please take a look at the link, see the lady with the binoculars? She comes from this site and I actually started my poster with this image.
    Thank you so much for sharing all these gorgeous images!

  8. Thank you!!!!
    I found you blog through pintrest but I don't know where I was at when I found you but am very HAPPY that I did!!
    Love these and thank you for sharing you work!!!

  9. been looking for a website like this forever -- thank you thank you thank you

  10. Thank you, thank you for your generosity.
    I plan to use some of these (especially the cisrcus ones) for signs to attack corrupt Spanish politicians in demostrations.

  11. Oh my goodness ornamental design heaven! Found your blog via pinterest and am soooooo glad I clicked on the link. I will be following your blog and posting finished projects using your clipart. Thank you for taking the time to share these with others!

    Lucy @

  12. Thanks each and every one of you for visiting Vintage Ephemera. I love to hear that you have found and are using these free images for your projects. Enjoy!

    Love, Arbutus

  13. Thank you....thank you...thank you . . can't believe I just now found your ephemera site! See you at Ghoultide!!
    Lori Ann