Vienna Secessionist calendar pages that came free if you bought a copy of the art magazine “Ver Sacrum.” Collections of the University of Heidelberg.

Februar. Image 10 of a 1901 issue of Ver Sacrum. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. Image © University of Heidelberg. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/vs1901/0010/image
Maerz. Image 12 of a 1901 issue of Ver Sacrum. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. Image © University of Heidelberg. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/vs1901/0012/image
April. Image 14 of a 1901 issue of Ver Sacrum. Collections of the University of Heidelberg. Image © University of Heidelberg. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/vs1901/0014/image

People out and about and hopefully having fun. Illustrative work by French Art Deco illustrator Pierre Brissaud (1885-1964).

Playing croquet. Ah! Mon Beau Château – Gazette du Bon Genre. Pages 170 and 171. 1920. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Gazettedubongen00A/page/170/mode/2up?view=theater
Illustration of 1830s fashions that ran in the Gazette du bon genre Annee 3, no. 5-7. May, 1920. French. Image source archive.org In the public domain due to age. via Vhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1830_-_Gazette_du_Bon_Genre,_May_1920.jpg
“Deux modèles de Jeanne Lanvin”. Illustration from a 1922 issue of La Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922. Image source: ebay. In the public domain due to age via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:La_Gazette_du_Bon_Ton_1922_Pierre_Brissaud.jpg

Depictions of American women, illustrative work by Neysa Moran McMein. Living from 1888 to 1949, she studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York.

Looking into the Mirror.” Cover for Woman’s Home Companion,” published June, 1938 with their stamp on the verso. 1938. American. Pastel on board. Inscribed and signed in the lower right image “To/ Olive Godwin / Neysa McMein.” Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/NEYSA-McMEIN–1888-1949—MARJORIE-FRANCES-McMEIN–Looking-I?saleno=2592&lotNo=72&refNo=788905
Advertisement for Adams California Fruit Gum, advertisement in Motion Picture Classic. 1920. American. Image source: archive.org. In the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adams_California_Fruit_Gum_by_Neysa_McMein.jpg
“I do” It’s toasted.” Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement that was published in McClure’s Magazine. Undated. American. Pastel. Signed on the upper right. Image ©Copyright 2020 Norman Rockwell Museum. Fair use license. via https://www.illustrationhistory.org/illustrations/lucky-strike-i-do

Parfum (perfume) advertisements that ran in the January, 1936 issue of Paris “Vogue”. Can’t get more elegant than that.

“Nuit de Longchamp” parfum, Lubin, 11 Rue Royale – Paris. January, 1938. View 9, page 1. French. Laure Albin Guillot, photographer. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f9.item
“Dykil”, “Shanghai”, and Miracle,” Parfums exquis de Lenthéric Paris. View 13, page 5. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f13.item
“French-Cancan de Caron,” parfum de l’exposition 1937.” View 16, Page 8. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f16.item#
“Colony” le nouveau parfum de Jean Patou Paris.” View 220, page 1. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f220.item
“Arpège”, “My Sin (mon péché)”, “Scandal”, “Rumeur,” and “Prétexte” Parfums de Lanvin. View 140, page 9. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f140.item#
“Arpège”, “My Sin (mon péché)”, “Scandal”, “Rumeur,” and “Prétexte” Parfums de Lanvin. Parfums de Printemps. Lanvin. View 137. page 19. January, 1938. French. Collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the BnF Gallica. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k936228j/f371.item#

More of an older Australia, illustrations by George French Angas’ for “South Australia Illustrated” which was published in London in 1847 . Collections of the State Library of South Australia.

“Port Lincoln, looking across the Boston Bay towards Spencers Gulf, Stanford Hill and Thistle Island in the Distance.” Page 42. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18569
“Mount Cambier, and one of its volcanic lakes (after sunset). Page 50. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18577
“Waungerri Lake and the Marble Range westward of Port Lincoln.” Page 59. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18586
“Lower Falls of Glen Stuart, on the Moriatta Rivulet in the hills near Adelaide.” Page 65. Collections of the State Library of South Australia. Artwork in the public domain due to age. via https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/2598#idx18592

A better daydream is only one evening dress away. More from the 1930 brochure for the French ocean liner”L’Atlantique.” Compagnie de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, publisher. Collection of the Wolfsonian at Florida International University.

“Le Salon Ovale.” Page 19. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/19?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page one of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/20?search=Deco
“Le Grand Salon Carré des premières classes,” Page 20 .Page two of two. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/21?search=Deco
“La Chapelle.” Page 22. Image © 2017 The Wolfsonian—Florida International University. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF078495/00001/22?search=Deco

Illustrations and textile designs. American. Stevan Dohanos, designer and illustrator. Living from 1907 to 1994, Dohanos is best known for his covers for the “Saturday Evening Post.”

“Four Seasons.” Textile design that was also used as a cover illustration for Famous Artists Magazine, Volume 6, Number 1, Autumn 1957. Design ca. 1950. American. Casein on board. © Estate of the artist. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Fair use license. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/ADVERTISING-STEVAN-DOHANOS-Four-Seasons?saleno=2526&lotNo=5&refNo=766080
“Four H Fair.” Undated. American. © Estate of the artist. Image © 2002 – 2020 by Wayfair LLC. Fair use license. via https://www.wayfair.com/decor-pillows/pdx/marmont-hill-four-h-fair-by-stevan-dohanos-painting-print-on-wrapped-canvas-marm2869.html
“Catching Home Run Ball.” Done for the “Saturday Evening Post.” 1950. American. © Estate of the artist. Image  © 2020 Saturday Evening Post Society. Fair use license. via https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2014/10/stevan-dohanos/

Stylized up flowers and other pretty things from a little over a century ago. Cover art for “Mayflower” magazine from the 1890s. American.

Issue of December 18, 1897. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189712
August, 1893. Volume IX, Number VIII. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189308
February, 1893. Volume IX, Number II. Collections of magazineart.org. Scanned by the Internet Archive Python library 1.8.1. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/Mayflower189302

Jugenstil artwork from “Jugend magazine: Münchner illustrierte Wochenschrift für Kunst und Leben,” Band 1, Number 1-26 which was published in 1902 in Münich.

“Ich bin die Flamme . . …” Page 67. Fritz Hegenbart, Munich, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0067/image
Page 184 (detail). Erich Kleinhempel, Dresden, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0187/image
“An Paul Heyse.” Page 199 (detail). Walther Püttner, Munich, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0202/image

“Apollo schlug die Cither, und Venus bezauberte alles, indem sie dazu einen Tanz aufführte” aus Max Klinger “Amor und Psyche.” Page 201. Theodore Stroefer’s Kunstgering, Nürnberg, artist. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0204/image
H. Meyer-Cassel, Starnberg, artist. Page 237. Collections of the Heidelberg University Library. Image © Heidelberg University Library. Fair use license. via https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/jugend1900_1/0243/image

Magazine advertisements from the United States Brewers Foundation 1940s “Home Life in America” campaign which aimed to promote beer drinking at home. Various illustrators.

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“First Fine Day of Spring,” Number 81 in the series “Home Life in America.” 1953. American. Vintage magazine advertisement. John Gannam, illustrator (1907-1965). Public domain. via https://americangallery.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/john-gannam-1907-1965-2/

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“Thanksgiving dinner.” #101. 1954. American. Vintage magazine advertisement. John Gannam, illustrator (1907-1965). Public domain. via http://milkypinkyway.blogspot.com/2013/07/home-life-in-america-in-40s-old.html

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Vintage illustration done before 1955. American. Alexander Carter, illustrator (1891-1955). Public domain. via http://westread.blogspot.com/2013/05/illustrations-from-past-decades-part-12.html