Though one appears to be sleeping, two shepherds watch over their flocks in this wonderful border image. Taking four separate illustrations and joining them with some delicate scrollwork and doodle-like designs makes this vintage black and white border quite interesting and different.
This vintage image is from one of the many wonderful children’s books from the publishing firm Blackie & Son of Glasgow. It was included in their 1883 work A Box of Stories: Packed for Young Folks.
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.