Download these three free printable Ohio Buckeye Vintage Illustrations.
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.
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
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
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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
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About Vintage Illustrations
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:
- Airplane Vintage Illustrations (32 prints)
- Vintage Bird Illustrations
- 4 Seasons Tall Trees
- Botanical Illustrations
- Vintage Cactus Illustrations
- Vintage Fruit Trees
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Til next time…