Victorian Religious Ephemera: 500 Images

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Description

 

500 lovely vintage images with religious themes, printable for crafts cards scrapbooks jewelry-making and altered art projects.
 
Victorian and Edwardian-era images of faith and devotion, including decorative crosses, inspirational sayings and Bible verses, Catholic holy cards, images of Jesus and the Crucifixion and Resurrection, Mary and the Holy Family, the Christ Child and Nativity, guardian angels, churches, holiday cards, and more, including 20 bonus flower images.

IN THIS COLLECTION:
  • DECORATED CROSSES-- A lovely collection including a wide variety of images from ornate and lace-trimmed to simple wooden crosses adorned with flowers, most with flowers, greenery, birds, verses, some with angels or people
  • JESUS & THE RESURRECTION -- Color pictures and holy cards as well as beautifully detailed black-and-white prints (some provided in both original and tinted versions)
  • THE CHRIST CHILD & NATIVITY SCENES-- Color pictures and holy cards as well as beautifully detailed black-and-white prints (some provided in both original and tinted versions)
  • MARY & THE HOLY FAMILY -- Beautiful holy cards and other pictures of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child, St. Joseph with Jesus, and the Holy Family. Includes nativity scenes and beautiful paintings of Madonna and Child.
  • INSPIRATIONAL SAYINGS & BIBLE VERSES -- Decorative images portraying inspirational and devotional verses and words of faith Inspiring or comforting words, adorned with beautiful colors, flowers, birds, angels, fancy calligraphy. Many of these antique images required careful restoration. Make great fabric transfers or needlepoint and embroidery patterns. Also lovely to share as cards
  • RELIGIOUS ANGELS INCLUDING GUARDIAN ANGELS -- From our extensive collection of angel images, we have selected those that most suit Christian religious themes
  • JUDAIC IMAGES -- A few rare Victorian-era illustrations of Jewish worship and family
  • PRAYER & CHURCHES -- A variety of postcards and illustrations depicting praying children and women, including nuns, plus pictures of houses of worship, choir boys, even a couple of first communion photographs
  • EASTER, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS CARDS -- Holiday cards with religious themes. Christmas and New Year's Day cards, religious Easter cards featuring cross, flowers, angels, Jesus, and Christian messages
  • ANTIQUE SUNDAY SCHOOL CARDS -- These charming little Bible verse cards and Reward of Merit cards for children were presented by Sunday school teachers
  • BONUS: Roses, Lilies, Narcissus -- 20 beautiful Victorian flower images to complement your religious images
A great resource for churches, teachers, and of course artists and crafts people!  Ours is the most extensive collection of digital vintage-style religious images we have seen.
 
Victorian, Edwardian, and vintage images in many styles ready to print and share. Great for altered art, card making, scrapbooking, collage, shrines and icon art, gift tags, decoupage, gift wrap and hang tags, labels, primitives, ornaments, jewelry, fabric arts, and endless other creative projects.  The only limit is your imagination.
 
Why Roses, Lilies & Narcissus?
Roses are undoubtedly the most important flower in Western religious symbolism.  The red rose is sometimes a symbol for the Passion, but roses both wild and cultivated are most often associated with the Virgin Mary.  A perfect rose symbolizes perfect (divine) love.
  
Lilies include the Easter lily, symbol of the Resurrection, and the Peace lily.  Lilies are a traditional flower for funerals and sympathy cards.  A white lily is often carried by an angel, including Gabriel at the Annunciation, and is also associated with Mary.

Both the lily and the rose have long been associated with female figures in many religions, including Hera/Juno and Aphrodite/Venus in Greek and Roman mythology.

Yellow and white narcissus (or daffodils) return with the Springtime.  They often symbolize rebirth, renewal, and joy.  (It's hard not to smile when you see them!)
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Using These Images

COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE TO EDIT. Can be printed directly onto any paper, card stock, tissue, vellum, transparencies, stickers, labels, even fabric transfers to make quilt designs and embroidery patterns for personal use.  Whatever will work in your printer!

ALL IMAGES ARE 300 DPI.
Images are JPG.  Most are 800-1500 pixels on longest side.  This will be approximately 2.5-5 inches when printed at 300 dpi, or twice that size at 150 dpi (can be resized before printing, down to very small).  Samples may be smaller than actual images. Images are NOT watermarked.

PC USERS: Our image CDs feature a unique and elegant image gallery viewer that showcases the beauty of every image, and makes makes browsing, resizing, and printing simple. You can also zoom, create a slideshow, etc. Our viewer does NOT download anything to your hard drive, requires no unzipping or extra software, and is easy to use. (You may also open images into whatever picture viewer or editor you usually use.) This special feature of our image collections has been a big hit with our customers, but if you prefer your CD without it, just order the "Mac" version (see below).

MAC USERS: Choose the "Mac/no-viewer" version and we will send you a CD that will work on any computer -- all the same images, same excellent organization, carefully arranged into folders for your ease of use. (Note: If you have a PC-emulator your system may read our software, but of course only you can determine that!)

DOWNLOAD: Images will be sent in a zipped file.

Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel  free to email us and we'll be glad to help.

PLEASE READ FULL LICENSE/TERMS before purchasing.
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Dos and Don'ts

Copyright  2005, 2009, 2015, Lunagirl Images. All images are offered under license, and many of the individual images are copyrighted by us based on our creative alterations of the originals. 

You may print unlimited copies of images or collage sheets for your own non-commercial personal or educational use, and alter them for your own non-commercial use as well.  Please note that this permission is for you, the purchaser, only (images may not be forwarded to others).

You are welcome to sell your one-of-a-kind altered art and handmade items that incorporate these images (if your work is sold or displayed online or published in a magazine, blog, etc., include credit to Lunagirl.com).  

Images may not be resold or redistributed, and there are limits on commercial use (see full license/terms for details). 

Use in commercial graphic design, professional advertising or marketing, or media production, creation of design resources for sale, or sale of craft supplies, unaltered prints, or items in large numbers, requires permission and/or additional commercial use license.  


Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel free to email us and we'll be glad to help.

PLEASE READ FULL LICENSE/TERMS before purchasing. Thanks for visiting!

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