Letter E Design

letter-e-designThis letter E design is the 20th fancy letter E image I’ve shared with you on Reusable Art. It dates back to at least 1887. It was used to decorate a book about Japanese fairy tales. The book contained 18 different letters. I suspect they are all from the same print foundry and artist. I found several of the missing letters in another book from 1882.

All of the letter images feature a black and white letter I and have leaves and flowers decorating them. 20 of them measure approximately 150px x 280px and could easily be used together to create your own special work.

The other letters in this vintage collection include:  ACD, E, FGHI, JKLM, NOPQSTVW and Y.

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.