It’s always fun when I can discover a fancy letter drawn in a way that I haven’t found before. And, it’s even more fun when it’s one of those letters that aren’t used all that much to begin a sentence. The letter J is one of those rare to find ones and I think this one is pretty cool.
Most of these vintage letter images were sold by print foundries to the various publishers and printers. Generally, the set of letters would be used in a variety of books about any number of different subjects. This particular letter appeared in an 1882 book about birds found in North-West Canada.
Like so many of these drop cap images, this letter J is a bit fuzzy on the edges but I think that just adds to their vintage charm.
Hopefully, you’ll find a great new home for this letter J.
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.