H is for holly is the theme of this drop cap letter H image. This black and white fancy letter image is copyright free and ready for downloading.
This fancy letter H is part of a large set of letter images. The index of the available letters can be found here: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, I, J, K, M, O, Q, R, S, T and W.
Publishers back in the 1850s relied upon print foundries for fancy letters like theses from Anecdotes for Boys. Entertaining Narratives and Anecdotes Illustrative of Principles of Character. They were sold like movable type and could be inserted into the presses. Gould and Lincoln most likely used the letters in this set in that fashion. The author of the book was Harvey Newcomb.
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