September 15, 2009

Dictionary Pages

These pages are from a 1923 Webster's Dictionary. It is tiny! The dictionary itself measures about 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Hope you like them! I'll scan in more pages as time allows.. any requests for certain words? It is a 'selected' dictionary so the vocabulary is limited but most of the standard words are there.


Anonymous said...

Cool -- thanks! Positive words like "believe" or "life" would be nice. :)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love this! Thanks!

SparkleFarkel said...

Fascinating images! Yes. I AM one of those who many times finds herself actually reading the dictionary. Thanks!

MichelleB said...

Thank you! These are great! I'd love "journey" and "dream" and "imagine".

TheresainMS said...

Thanks for these; I love dictionary pages. TFS!

Lynn said...

Thank you! All the right words, "love, lust, and luscious!"

Jody Blue said...

would be some good ones thanks for sharing!

xashee's corner said...

These are WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for sharing! :) Have a LOVELY day!

Lisa said...

Cool! I already have LOADS of ideas for these!
Hugs, Lisa

Lori E said...

I have a giant dictionary from before I was born....a long time ago. I remember looking through all the color plates at flags and other pictures. I just love it but it is falling apart.

Deb said...

Thanx so much!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Those are fantastic, Abbie! How about "Halloween"...?!! I'm pretty sure that my grandmother was born in 1923, on Halloween day, and many of the homes in our neighborhood were built that year. Super fun - thanks!
Cheers, Andrea

Laurie said...

You've picked great ones!

peggy gatto said...

I like this idea!!!

Lo said...

Hi, I found a early Swedisch Medical book from the end of 1800. I first thougt I got two of them, but I saw later that it was Two Parts... I and II. It´s fun to read it. :o)

Kristy @ Isn't It Just Darling? said...

I absolutely love all the beautiful images you post here. Thanks for your wonderful blog; it's truly a pleasure visiting!

I would like you to know I have featured "The Vintage Moth" in my blog "Isn't It Just Darling?"

DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...
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DustyPenny (Joy Ott) said...

Love these! Thanks!

I already made a card at:

Cathy said...

These dictionary pages are lovely! I would love the words "thankful" or "grateful" and "treasure". :)

fleamarketjunkie said...

At the size of each page, I am surprised how you were able to touch them without their crumbling in between your fingers. These pages are so old they must have turned brittle already. I remember the 1950's copy of 3 nancydrew mystery novels I got from my dad's bookshelf. It's so unfortunate that I lost them when wemoved to our new home.

sally said...

Many thanks, juts what i was looking for. I used my "love" dictionary page many moons ago so this is a good replacement. thank you

prashant said...

Fascinating images! Yes. I AM one of those who many times finds herself actually reading the dictionary. Thanks!
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Anonymous said...

I just love your images! I am looking for a dictionary page with the word "delight" for a project I am working on. Thanks so much.

Charlotte Canup said...

Hi, Abbie,

Just a note of thanks for the dictionary graphic. I used it for a tag I created and posted on my blog. I gave you full credit and linked back to your blog. Please visit to take a look.

Thanks for sharing!


Agnessbelle said...

baby? :)

mary f said...

Thanks so much for the dictionary page...I used "love" on my sister's b-day card with a vintage tennis theme... i would like words like, friend

Valley Cathedral said...

If you still are doing this, I am looking to complete a dictionary with a few missing pages and this would be ideal. I would appreciate the words available from
1.) stirrup to swallow
2.) from swirl to take
3.) from territory to just before the

That would be great! I can print them out and add them for the missing pages and make the dictionary useful. Thank you for your help! Becky

Unknown said...

It's enjoyable to learn more and more from your blog. Thanks for sharing.


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