Victorian Hat Clipart
Free Victorian Trade Card Clipart
I’ve always appreciated the artwork in the Hills Brothers trade cards. They often featured lovely Victorian women with gorgeous hats that seemed to exemplify feminine grace and the grace of the era. They were a millinery company from New York, but also had salesrooms in New Orleans, St. Louis, and Paris. And the hats on their ads were illustrations of actual hats they sold. There is a write up on the back of this tradecard about the hat this lovely model wore. It says: “The hat shown upon the other side of this card will be one of the most popular shapes of the season.” At the top, in bold text it hails the World’s Fair in New Orleans, 1885. I can see how these ad cards would have been very effective in gaining them a loyal customer base.
This Hills Brothers illustration is one of my favorites from my collection so I wanted to share it with you. The colors are fabulous. I decided to leave the text on this one as it’s art in itself. I think it would be great for so many types of crafts and design projects. I hope you find a great use for it.
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