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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Free Vintage Clip Art - 1910 Christmas Amaryllis Postcard

Here is the partner to the 1910 holly post card from last week. At full 300dpi resolution you can see the beautiful chromolithography and metallic gold accenting outlines of the bright red lilies or amaryllis hibiscus azalea, and green leaves. 



3 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous image, and one which I would like to use in the future. It appears that there may have been some recent debate as to the actual name of the flower pictured here, and as we have one that blooms in our yard each March and April, I can safely tell you that it is azalea of the Southern Indica variety -- a variety with big showy flowers which, unlike many other azaleas, do not turn brown on the bush but instead drop into a lovely carpet of color beneath the shrub (just as my sansanqua camellias are doing now). I hadn't ever thought about it before now, but the shape of the blossoms do resemble those of the amaryllis, the lily, and the hibiscus. But this flower is much smaller in scale, and the azalea's the petals are more fragile and delicate than those flowers'. Thank you so much for sharing this postcard with us. I am saving it to use in the spring when our azaleas are in bloom in Charlotte.

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  2. Anonymous, thank you for helping solve the mystery, and I guess this is one of those flower images that will be what the viewer wants it to be ;-).

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  3. thank you, so pretty

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