Vintage, black and white fancy letter I image. This public domain drop cap I image is a bit on the grungy side but that just makes it a bit more interesting. Crosby, Nichols and Company did not identify either an author or an illustrator when they released this work in 1853. But, since Uncle Sam’s Library for Boys and Girls in His Country was published over 120 years ago, all of the drawings, which were in it, are in the public domain.
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.