Saturday, December 9, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Heading Home, this flock may soon be sheared. This card was handed out as a reward for buying Lion Coffee (see comments below).


Heading Home, this flock may soon be sheared. This card was handed out as a reward for buying Lion Coffee (see comments below).

#VictorianLandscapes
#bestarnoldcards

Monday, September 25, 2017

Hard work made romantic Remember the warmth and the flowers and the drama of the skies. Forget the insects, the itch, your allergies and those sore muscles! Victorian farming was very close to nature.


Hard work made romantic Remember the warmth and the flowers and the drama of the skies. Forget the insects, the itch, your allergies and those sore muscles! Victorian farming was very close to nature.

#VictorianLandscapes
#bestarnoldcards

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Fantasyland Cold enough for snow, ice and hand muff, but warm enough for flowers and spring bonnets, a Victorian card once again displays multiple seasons. From the Arnold Appendix, https://goo.gl/zGWzi7 at Random.


Fantasyland Cold enough for snow, ice and hand muff, but warm enough for flowers and spring bonnets, a Victorian card once again displays multiple seasons. From the Arnold Appendix, https://goo.gl/zGWzi7 at Random.

#Victoriansinhats
#VictorianLandscapes
#ArnoldsMysteries

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Complex framing, framing almost out of control, so it would seem, is softened here by the bleed over of the pond and complimented by a very strong sunset focal point. In the Arnold Galleries, Landscapes https://goo.gl/FZNXBm our exploration of framing continues.


Complex framing, framing almost out of control, so it would seem, is softened here by the bleed over of the pond and complimented by a very strong sunset focal point. In the Arnold Galleries, Landscapes https://goo.gl/FZNXBm our exploration of framing continues.

#VictorianLandscapes
#bestarnoldcards

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Framed with flowers, this landscape was presented to viewers in typical Victorian fashion. The Arnold Galleries https://goo.gl/FZNXBm features this card and others under the Landscapes tab. Click the image to enlarge. On a full screen it has quite an impact! ... and it's free to print, share and save.


Framed with flowers, this landscape was presented to viewers in typical Victorian fashion. The Arnold Galleries https://goo.gl/FZNXBm features this card and others under the Landscapes tab. Click the image to enlarge. On a full screen it has quite an impact! ... and it's free to print, share and save.

#bestarnoldcards
#Victorianlandscapes
#ArnoldsLions

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Purples and gold were employed by Hoyt's Standard Coffee of Chicago to counter the appeal of the fabulous line of Lion Coffee trade card giveaways of the Woolson Spice Co., Toledo OH. https://goo.gl/taOFmu The Arnold Galleries features both sides of this handsome trade card.


Purples and gold were employed by Hoyt's Standard Coffee of Chicago to counter the appeal of the fabulous line of Lion Coffee trade card giveaways of the Woolson Spice Co., Toledo OH. https://goo.gl/taOFmu The Arnold Galleries features both sides of this handsome trade card.

#VictorianLandscapes
#bestarnoldcards
#EJArnoldsVictorianGardens

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

What season is this? Hmm...green trees on one side of the river, autumn foliage on this side and snow. https://goo.gl/iboEOF One could call this "artistic license," or maybe "climate change?" In any case it's now part of the Arnold Gallery. Click to enlarge.


What season is this? Hmm...green trees on one side of the river, autumn foliage on this side and snow. https://goo.gl/iboEOF One could call this "artistic license," or maybe "climate change?" In any case it's now part of the Arnold Gallery. Click to enlarge.

#VictorianLandscapes

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Grandma made good flower arrangements, too! Gray Kingman & Collins of Chicago (wholesale grocers) vouches for that. https://goo.gl/PYv75s It was only the northern climate that kept Grandma from growing her own coffee beans. Click to enlarge.

Grandma made good flower arrangements, too! Gray Kingman & Collins of Chicago (wholesale grocers) vouches for that. https://goo.gl/PYv75s It was only the northern climate that kept Grandma from growing her own coffee beans. Click to enlarge.

#bestarnoldcards
#EJArnoldsVictorianGardens

Victorian children worked on the family farm almost as soon as they could walk. https://goo.gl/5C8HSl Landscapes portrayed on Victorian trade cards, such as this one from the maker of Lion Coffee, sometimes included children working--although one or two of these kids may have just been along for the ride.


Victorian children worked on the family farm almost as soon as they could walk. https://goo.gl/5C8HSl Landscapes portrayed on Victorian trade cards, such as this one from the maker of Lion Coffee, sometimes included children working--although one or two of these kids may have just been along for the ride.

#bestarnoldcards
#VictorianLandscapes
#ArnoldsLions

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A perfect summer day. Nothing like that fresh country air (providing you're not cleaning the chicken coop, that is)! These ducks, however, seem to be taking good care of themselves. Nothing to clean here, so we'll be using Ricksecker's elsewhere.


A perfect summer day. Nothing like that fresh country air (providing you're not cleaning the chicken coop, that is)! These ducks, however, seem to be taking good care of themselves. Nothing to clean here, so we'll be using Ricksecker's elsewhere.

#VictorianLandscapes
#bestarnoldcards

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Somewhat overgrown, Adelaide Phillips' landscaping of her Marshfield MA residence https://goo.gl/O9Vg1G might not have been the best-tended example of Victorian landscaping. It was closer to the gardening reality most of us know in our own gardens. Always something to do! For an even more overgrown picture, click page 152 below.

Somewhat overgrown, Adelaide Phillips' landscaping of her Marshfield MA residence https://goo.gl/O9Vg1G might not have been the best-tended example of Victorian landscaping. It was closer to the gardening reality most of us know in our own gardens. Always something to do! For an even more overgrown picture, click page 152 below.

#VictorianLandscapes

Safety, first! says Monitor. https://goo.gl/YkCJQv Sounds like those of us who converted to natural gas had the right idea. Monitor merged with other brands, presumably all unsafe, not too long after this card was made. See page 73 of the Arnold Collection for more.

Safety, first! says Monitor. https://goo.gl/YkCJQv Sounds like those of us who converted to natural gas had the right idea. Monitor merged with other brands, presumably all unsafe, not too long after this card was made. See page 73 of the Arnold Collection for more.

#VictorianLandscapes

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Great variety of color here! Curious? Visit https://goo.gl/jX2JDp for more info on the Domestic Sewing Machine Co. and the merchant that distributed this colorful trade card.

Great variety of color here! Curious? Visit https://goo.gl/jX2JDp for more info on the Domestic Sewing Machine Co. and the merchant that distributed this colorful trade card.

#VictorianLandscapes  
#bestarnoldcards  
#EJArnoldsVictorianGardens