This rare, vintage drop cap letter Q comes decorated with leaves, vines and a friendly black snake. Unusual for being a Q and for the snake, this fancy letter Q would make an interesting addition to your next creative project.
This fancy letter Q image is part of a set of 18 drop cap images. The rest of the set can be found here: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, M, O, R, S, T and W.
The letter images in this group are most likely from a print foundry. The foundries provided publishers like Gould and Lincoln with moveable type for flourishes and drop cap lettering. They used this gorup of letters to add interest to the book Anecdotes for Boys. Entertaining Narratives and Anecdotes Illustrative of Principles of Character written by Harvey Newcomb and released in 1851.
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.