This letter C drawing certainly isn’t the fanciest of our letter images but I think it has a nice balance of light and dark tones and decoration to make it a nice addition to a larger work. It provides both space and decoration as well as functioning as a drop cap letter or decorative element.
Thomas E. Hill must have spent years writing his book Hill’s Album of Biography and Art. It was published in 1882 with hundreds of wonderful illustrations and what appear to be stock print foundry images. Over 200 of them can be found here on Reusable Art.
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.