Drawing of a letter I and blooming lilies. This fancy letter I drop cap image is quite tall and could also double as a number 1 drop cap image.
It’s such a shame that they didn’t identify an illustrator when they published The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 357, October 30, 1886.
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.