Letter T with Church

Gotta say I’m not entirely sure what the connection here is but here we have a large and elaborate fancy letter T image that is super-imposed over a country church. Adding to the mystery of the imagery, this letter image is from the book Stories About Indians and the section it discusses their communities and how they lived in wigwams.

Be that as it may, this is quite a dramatic and heavily detailed letter T image. It has a central letter T decorated much like it was carved from wood with leaves, flowers and curlicues. The letter seems like it was just placed on top of the other image rather than incorporated into it. Such a shame really because the underlying drawing would have made a wonderful church drawing.

The small white church has a grand entry with a staircase. We have several people on the stairs and even a small black dog in the street watching them. There’s a memorial of some kind featuring a cross and on top of the cross appear to be several angels kneeling in prayer. The landscape is full of trees and bushes and mountain peaks in the far background.

The letter T drawing dates back to 1854 and like so many of the pieces I’ve worked with from that era, the paper has become yellowed with age and the print from the facing page comes through a bit. I’ve done only a bit of editing with this one and have left the grungy aspects of it for you to enjoy.

letter t with church

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.