Free Printable Fashion History Illustration: Edwardian Lady Traveler in Velvet Outfit, 1904

It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude.
To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility,
is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire.
For politeness is like a counter ― an avowedly false coin,
with which it is foolish to be stingy.
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

A vintage fashion illustration from 1904 showing an elegant Edwardian lady wearing an impressive velvet travelling outfit with a mantelet decorated with prominently placed tassels and a skirt with a bold infinity-loop design. For extra swagger, she has decided to accessorize with a tightly rolled parasol that could potentially be used to school anyone who might try something vulgar.

Original illustration found in my personal collection of La Mode Illustrée. You can download the free ready-to-print 6.75" x 12" @ 300 ppi JPEG without any watermark for cardmaking, collage, crafting or scrapbooking projects by clicking here.

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