Vintage Cottage Engraving

This sweet little cottage was identified as a “genteel”, but affordable home from 1867. TheĀ American Agriculturist magazine, in which it appeared, said the cottage was designed to maximize every inch of space and even included a number of closets – something not always found in homes of the time.

This vintage cottage engraving shows the home built in a typical suburban neighborhood. With trees, grass and even a white picket fence in the backyard. The 2-story cottage has an interesting entrance with the door in a sort of alcove. Two chimneys help to ensure the home will be nice and warm even on the coldest of days. And, can’t you just see that sweet little tree in the front all decorated for Christmas?

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This vintage cottage engraving is quite large; too big to show here. Just click on the cottage shown above to view and download the largest version.

This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.