Tall drop cap letter T drawing from a vintage book. It’s a versatile image in that you could use it like it is now or with some editing make several different versions. You might even want to move the letter block more centrally over the decorative post and add another flourish on the side to match the one already there. That’s what is so great about public domain images, you can do whatever you want with them.
I’m so happy I found Hill’s Album of Biography and Art. It is unclear whether the illustrations are the work of the author. But what is clear is that this large 1882 children’s book by Thomas E. Hill was full of wonderful illustrations.
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.