Museum Drawer: Powder Compacts 2. Instant Download Digital Stamp Bundle. Line Art Illustration for Cards and Crafts

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These illustrations of antique accessories can be used to create your own handmade items celebrating history, fashion, and vintage charm. You will receive high quality, originally drawn digital stamps for instant download.

The images you receive will be black and white digital stamps as shown. High resolution PNG files (300dpi) ranging from 2”x2” to 4.5”x4” in size. They can be re-sized and colored in applicable software to fit your chosen project.
No physical items will be shipped to you.
Watermarks will not appear on your downloaded files.


Prior to opening my studio, I served for many years as the head conservator at the Costume Museum of Canada and occasionally we would have the chance to open the large flat drawers used to store very thin, fragile items. One drawer was filled with feather fans, another filled with powder compacts, and so on. It was always an eye-opening experience. My Museum Drawer illustrations are based on some of the vintage accessories and items that I had the privilege to care for. Most of the personal items and clothing of past eras is gone, this is a way that I preserve what remains.

Pressed and loose powder compacts first appeared at the turn of the 19th century. A woman wearing makeup in public was the exception rather than the norm so cosmetics were camouflaged in decorative cases small enough to hide in the handbags for the day.

By the 1920s, ornate compacts, made from both metals and the newer plastics, were practically required to be considered a fashionable woman. Rather than staying hidden in a purse now, they were often large enough to attach a chain with space to carry additional cosmetics. These miniaudieres were personalized and sometimes even encrusted with jewels.

As fashions changed to more natural complexions and more disposable plastics became economical, compacts began to decline in popularity.

If you use this image to craft items, please tag me on social media @thejodylinn. I would love to see your work!

If you are interested in receiving a free coloring page each month featuring some of the upcoming designs, you can sign up for the mailing list at


You may not redistribute, re-sell or reproduce the as-is artwork in any way. Illustrations & digital stamps purchased are intended for your personal use only. You may use this image to make things such as, scrapbooking pages, greeting cards, mixed media pieces, etc.

You may sell your finished handmade creations. Every item sold must be individually handmade. No prints or mass productions are allowed. Please email me if you are interested in licensing my artwork for commercial production items.

You may not use the images in any digital way such as for digital designs such as avatars, banners, logos, downloadable content or web design. . Images may not be redistributed (this includes sharing, duplicating, selling, swapping, posting online, trading, or reselling my uncolored/un-watermarked images online or in a physical store).

All artwork is original and protected by copyright Jody Linn. I reserve all rights to the artwork and illustrations contained in this store and will continue to reserve these rights after purchase. Credit should be given to my name or store name: Jody Linn or @thejodylinn

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