Free collection of transparent PNG vintage woman silhouette clipart and graphics for personal or commercial use. These would make great die cut shapes to add to a layout, or use them for any creative project you can think of.
The art of cutting silhouettes, or psaligraphy, is practiced much more frequently abroad than it is in this country and was a popular hobby during the 18th and 19th’s century. The Greeks carried this art to a high degree of perfection. The monochrome figures on Etruscan cases are really silhouettes. Later, the art fell into disuse until the middle of the eighteenth century. From that time it was very much in vogue until the invention of photography drove it out of fashion again. Most old-time silhouette artists did not cut freehand silhouettes. Instead, they place a person so that his or her shadow would be cast on the wall or behind a screen, then traced this outline and reduced it to a smaller size.
Free vintage silhouette pictures:
You may click on each preview image below to open in a new window at full size, then save the image to your computer.
*Note – If images appear with a black background, white background, or do not look transparent that may be caused by older web browsers that do not support transparency in PNG files.