It has been over 4 years since I have found a vintage letter Z to share with you. Let’s face it, there’s just not that many words that start with the letter Z and they often aren’t used to start sentences, much less paragraphs. This fancy letter Z dates back to at least 1881 when it was used in a French work entitled Contes de Restif de la Bretonne.
I so wish this letter image was larger. It features the letter Z and a sweet little winged fairy. But, the fairy is quite tiny. The good news is that it is easy to tell this is indeed a letter Z – sometimes these old drop cap drawings are a little confusing as to which letter is actually represented.
Anyway, if you are writing about zebras, zylophones or girls named Zoe or Zara, this vintage letter might be exactly what you need.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.