Many of the magazines being printed in the 1800s consisted primarily of text. Printing pictures was expensive, so many times the only artwork would be used to decorate the masthead. That is the case with this framed heading image that I’m sharing with you today. The magazine that it came from was printed in 1877. Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Art had been the name of this periodical since 1854. It underwent several name changes between the time it was first introduced in 1832 as Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal until it 1956.
This framed heading image has plenty of room for your own text or perhaps a pretty photo. It has a rounded top with a sort of finial and a squared off bottom. If you check out the sides, with careful editing you could easily turn this into a full-paged size frame. It features fine, delicate lines which curl and twirl into leaves and vines around the inner edge of the frame.
Overall, this vintage image would add a bit of interest to most any project without taking away from the words or pictures being featured.
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.