Floral Letter L

floral-letter-let me share with you this vintage floral letter L. As you can see from my example here, it makes a great drop cap image. But, I could also see it making a wonderful monogram for someone. While it is somewhat traditional with black detailing on a white background, it is a bold and dramatic letter image that could really make a statement when added to your creative projects. Add a bit of color and it might really leap off the page.

The letter L itself is quite stylish with curled points and a double outline. The solid portions of the letter look as if they were engraved with flowers. The letter is double frames with a bit of frills at each corner and at the top and bottom. The frames enclose the letter and the ‘white space’ is filled with lovely flowers and leaves.

This floral letter L was used to decorate an 1893 book on Yellowstone and Alaska. The author, Charles J. Gillis did not identify an artist which places this image in the public domain as it is over 120 years old.

The book also had a very similarly designed letter Y drawing. There were other equally dramatic letter images Gillis used too. Those letters were drawn on a black background and include: A, O, a second letter O, a T, and a W.

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.