This vintage illuminated letter A is one of many I’ve come across in a huge children’s book from the 1800s. This letter image looks a bit like Cinderella’s carriage to me, with lots of curving fine lines and flourishes to decorate it. You might want to polish up some of the lines but I think it already looks great with the little flaws here and there. After all, if this fancy letter A was made with a modern stamp, some of the fine lines would probably be a bit light or missing too.
There are over 200 wonderful, vintage illustrations on Reusable Art that were included in Hill’s Album of Biography and Art. We have the author, Thomas E. Hill, for publishing such a wonderful resource in 1882.
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.