There are 18 of them. 18 different letters that were all obviously done by the same artist. They were used in several publications from around 1887. But, the 18 I have included in this list are all from one book about Japanese fairy tales. They are: A, C, D, E, F, G, I, K, L, M, O, P, Q, S, T, V, W and Y.
Like this letter T design, they are 1.5 inches wide and close to 2.8 inches tall. Flowers and leaves also adorn all of them. The letters are black with a traced outline in white and an outer outline in black. Some of the designs, also feature a hidden surprise. See the head near the bottom of the letter T design? I’m not sure what sort of creature it is but many of these vintage drop cap letters had mythological creatures.
The letter T is the most frequently used letter to start paragraphs. Well, at least amongst the vintage works I’ve worked with. So, if this letter T design is not what you are looking for, be sure to check the dozens of other fancy letter T images on Reusable Art.
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