The only thing wrong with this fancy letter T image is that it’s a bit small. The T itself is decorated nicely and the vines and leaves growing on it are quite lovely. The text I found it in had the first line of text even with the top of the image. Personally, I think it would look more interesting to align the text with the letter itself and allow the overhanging greenery to go over the paragraph.
Thomas E. Hill made quite an ambitious work when he wrote Hill’s Album of Biography and Art in 1882. He did not indicate whether the artwork is from his own hand, another artist or primarily from print foundries.
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.