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Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustrations & Buckeye Tree Facts

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Download these three free printable Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustrations. 

Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustration by The Birch Cottage

It’s no secret by now that my family resides in Ohio. What you may not know, is that we’re all big Buckeye fans (some of us more than others)! Actually, it’s hard to live in Ohio and not be an Ohio State Buckeye fan.

As fall is quickly approaching, my mind can’t help but think about the falling leaves. When I think about the falling leaves, I can’t help but think about the Buckeye Tree.

Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustration

When I’m out driving in the fall, I’m always on the lookout for the Buckeye trees. Why? So, I can pick up all the fallen buckeyes, of course! My dad used to have a big Buckeye tree in his yard. I looked forward to visiting him in the fall so I could collect buckeyes.

Buckeye Tree Facts

Ohio Buckeye Tree Facts by The Birch Cottage

If you’re not from Ohio (and even if you are), you may be have questions about the Buckeye Tree. Or maybe you’re just wondering exactly what a Buckeye looks like. Or maybe you wanna know whether or not you can eat the nuts. So, I thought I’d share a few facts about the Buckeye Tree with you:

  • The name “Buckeye” refers to the resemblance of the nutlike seed, which has a pale patch on a shiny red-brown surface, to the eye of a deer.
  • The tree is also known as Texas Buckeye.
  • Buckeye trees are found primarily in the Midwestern United States.
  • The trees can grow up to 70 feet high.
  • The seeds contain tannic acid and are poisonous to cattle and humans.
  • Buckeye trees are deciduous.
  • They can be found as far West as California and Oregon
  • There are at least six varieties of Buckeye trees, with the Ohio Buckeye being the most infamous.
  • It is the state tree of Ohio.
  • Ohioans are affectionately referred to as “Buckeyes.”

Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustrations

Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustration by The Birch Cottage

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I scoured my favorite online digital collections for Ohio Buckeye vintage illustrations that I could share with you and came up with three illustrations. I’ve edited two of them to remove the yellowed, splotchy backgrounds.

I highly recommend you print the Buckeye vintage illustrations on nice cardstock paper. Once printed, you can simply trim the prints to 8″x10″ and frame.

Download Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustrations

Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustration

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About Vintage Illustrations

Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustration by The Birch Cottage

These Buckeye Vintage Illustrations are part of the public domain digital collection of works from the NYPL. The original images had a very yellow background. I’ve removed the yellow background as much as possible, but other than that, these images haven’t been retouched. I love their vintage charm and I’m just absolutely amazed by the artistry.

If you’re interested in vintage illustrations, I have shared a lot of them here on The Birch Cottage blog, including:

And I’ve even turned some of the vintage illustrations into note cards and gift tags, and even map themed masculine gift tags.

As a subscriber to The Birch Cottage newsletter you’ll have unlimited access to everything in the Subscribers Resource Library, including all the vintage illustrations. If you’re not already a subscriber, I hope you’ll consider signing up! If you are a subscriber, thank you!

Til next time…

Pam from The Birch Cottage

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Thursday 4th of October 2018

These illustrations are gorgeous. Such a beautiful tree. I love the candy too and now I know why they are called buckeyes!! Lol!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Pamela Baker

Monday 8th of October 2018

Trish, I, obviously, love these vintage illustrations, too! Thank you for your kind words!!

Wendy Whitcomb

Thursday 4th of October 2018

They look really close to chestnuts around here in New York state. Can't eat them here either but we had fun as kis of stringing them into necklaces or throwing them at each other.


Thursday 4th of October 2018

Same with the Buckeyes, only they are larger. People string them here to and add scarlet and gray beads.

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