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Vintage Scans of Clothing Pattern Catalog, Free Printable Victorian Fashion Digital Collage Sheets

Updated on February 26, 2013

Free Victorian Catalog Pages - Digital Ephemera for you mixed media art

These amazing antique catalog pages have tons of beautiful vintage black and white illustrations of Victorian clothing and underwear, as well as some real gems of vintage advertising. All of these are completely free to download and print to use in your artwork for sale or personal use. These lovely fashion images are great sizes to use in ATCs and inchies! Found in publications from the late 1800s and early 1900s, these pages are scanned at 600dpi to give you high quality printable images. Aging, discolorations, and pencil marks have been left intact for the best vintage feel.

Please do not redistribute these images in other collage sheets, on CD, etc as I took great pains in finding and scanning them. These sheets are 100% free, but I do invest a lot of time in creating them, and this project is supported through the ads and Amazon links on the page. If you find these freebie collage sheets useful, I'd very much appreciate it if you would share the link on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, your blog, or where ever you like to socialize with other artists online. Thank you!

P.S. Can't see the images? Try turning off your ad-blocking software... it usually can't tell the difference between modern ones and these beautiful antique advertisements.

How To Work With These Collage Sheets

Click on any of the collage sheet images below, which will take you to the LARGE versions hosted on my server. These are high quality 600dpi scans; you can either print the page directly from your browser or - if you prefer more control - right-click to save the image to your computer.

Free Digital Collage Sheet #1 - Victorian baby clothes, with ads for a pocketwatch and furniture

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Victorian catalog Page with underwear and pocketwatch
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Victorian catalog Page with underwear and pocketwatch

Free Digital Collage Sheet #2 - Catalog pages for pajamas, nightgowns, and underwear, with ads for corsets and skirt protectors

Collage Sheet with Vintage Nightdowns and Underwear Old Advertising
Collage Sheet with Vintage Nightdowns and Underwear Old Advertising

Free Digital Collage Sheet #3 - More vintage underwear: chemises and petticoats. Ads for a Singer sewing machine contest and Pabst Malt Extract with a very cute

Collage Sheet with Vintage Petticoats and Underwear Old Advertising
Collage Sheet with Vintage Petticoats and Underwear Old Advertising

Free Digital Collage Sheet #4 - Vintage Illustrations of Night Gowns - Large Ad with a Photo of a Woman with a Hatbox

Free Digital Collage sheet with Victorian nightgown fashions
Free Digital Collage sheet with Victorian nightgown fashions

Hand-coloring printed collage sheets is a great way to make the ephemera your own

Free Digital Collage Sheet #5 - Night Gowns and Pajamas Collage Sheet from Victorian catalog

Free Collage Sheet with Vintage Nightgowns
Free Collage Sheet with Vintage Nightgowns

Free Digital Collage Sheet #6 - Yet more vintage underwear illustrations - chemises and corset covers along with a great corset ad and an ad for ice cream makin

Free Digital Collage Sheet - Victorian Catalog Page with Clothes and Children Making Ice Cream
Free Digital Collage Sheet - Victorian Catalog Page with Clothes and Children Making Ice Cream

Free Digital Collage Sheet #7 - Beautiful collage sheet of frilly Victorian infant clothing with wonderful antique ads

Free Digital Collage Sheet Victorian Catalog Page
Free Digital Collage Sheet Victorian Catalog Page

Free Digital Collage Sheet #8 - More baby clothes illustrations and ads for Gold Dust washing powder, curtains, and Libby's Luncheons

Free Printable Collage Sheet with vintage fashions and ads
Free Printable Collage Sheet with vintage fashions and ads

The Best Book for How To Make Digital Collage Art - learn more about how to use these public domain images and others like them

Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements
Digital Expressions: Creating Digital Art with Adobe Photoshop Elements

Check this out - print your collage sheets on these full-page clear address labels and it's like a self-adhesive transparency! The effect is truly amazing and they are incredibly easy to work with. Just cut out the section of the sheet you want, peel, and stick! Even the leftover bits will add fun little details due the authentic paper texture on these collage sheets.

 

Free Digital Collage Sheet #9 - Collage sheet from vintage catalog - yet more infant clothing fashions and ads for dress shields, show polish and dress facing w

Collage Sheet with Vintage Victorian Lady and Ladies Dresses
Collage Sheet with Vintage Victorian Lady and Ladies Dresses

Free Digital Collage Sheet #10 - Patterns for Victorian skirts - free collage sheet with wonderful vintage ads

Collage Sheet with Vintage Skirts and Sewing Machine Ad
Collage Sheet with Vintage Skirts and Sewing Machine Ad

Free Digital Collage Sheet #11 - More skirts and ads on this collage sheet too! Ads are for a sewing machine, stockings, and bustles

Vintage Skirt Catalog Illustrations - Free Collage Sheet to Download
Vintage Skirt Catalog Illustrations - Free Collage Sheet to Download

Free Digital Collage Sheet #12 - Winter Coats Collage sheet - catalog page with fur coats and vintage ads for neckwear, fabric, and dress forms

Freebie Collage Sheet with Fashion Catalog Images Fur Coats
Freebie Collage Sheet with Fashion Catalog Images Fur Coats

Are these useful to you? Let me know if there is anything else you'd like to see, I am trying to add new collage sheets all the time. Thanks for stopping by and please tell your friends! :) Thanks.

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      Ann Hinds 4 years ago from So Cal

      While I might use these for art, right now they are just right for the Family History I am writing. This is the right time period and for the clothes that were not made at home, catalogs were used exclusively. These give me the insights I need. Thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The sheets were very useful and have me thinking of the artwork I can create with them. Thanks for providing them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So nice to have large resolution so I can actually use them in my art. Thank you!!!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I do love this lens! Thank you for compiling all of these wonderful old ads for our use!

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I love old advertisements such as these! Thank you for sharing. Blessings! :)

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      Musicalcroc LM 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the scans. They are fascinating.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these wonderful finds. My Mother-in-law will enjoy her BD card I will make for her this year! TFS

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for these and all your hard work. I pinned it on pinterest and liked it on facebook so hopefully more will come and enjoy these beautiful things.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi there,

      Thank you so much for your lovely steam punk and Victorian images - I will definitely let people know of your site. I have been ill with M.E. for 8 years, and so money is tight, therefore these images are wonderful, I also make cards for charity, so these images will come in really useful. Do you have any actual single images of steam punk etc that i can distress and cut out, also do you have any 'clock' papers free to download - I am bamboozled by all the lovely goodies on your site, and so don't know where to look if you do have any. You are truly blessed to be able to draw like this, and we are truly blessed for you so kindly to supply us with them free. Many, many thanks. God bless. Love Angela xxx

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      myraggededge 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for these lovely gifts to us art journalers. Blessed :-)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi, Thanks a lot for all these pages you share ! this is very helpful !

      greetings from France

      http:/:titbelsoeur.blogspot.com

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Another remarkable resource. You are a true treasure.

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Very nicw.

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      KraftyKatsy 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for allowing us to use these great collage sheets. I appreciate all your efforts in creating them. :)

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      John Dyhouse 7 years ago from UK

      Thanks for these pages, there are a number of drawings on the pages which I am sure would be useful to have to hand. Surprisingly, as an artist doing collage, I have never coloured in any B&W images; I shall be playing with this idea for my next ATC cards. I have printed transparencies before but it is always useful to be reminded of a technique. Great Lens