Yellowstone Park and Alaska were the subject of the book where this drop cap image was found. Sadly, it was published without a single picture of either of those two most beautiful places or identifying an illustrator for the decorative images included with the text.
What this book published in 1893 did have was a number of nice letter images like this letter Y drawing. Finding a drop cap Y, oddly enough, is a bit of a rare thing. This is the first letter Y drawing that I’ve added to Reusable Art since March 2010.
The overall design reminds me of a postage stamp with serrated edges. The overall shape of this letter Y drawing is that of a square. The Y is decorated with tulip flowers in graduated sizes. Within the square borders and outside of the Y drawing are more flowers of several different varieties. All in all, this is one of the nicer drop cap Y images that I’ve found so far to share with you.
It’s too bad there isn’t an entire set of these letters. They’re bold, dramatic and interesting. There are however, a handful of them including: A, L, O, a second letter O, T and 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.