The letter 'A' around an image of a queen.

A

The letter 'A' around an image of a queen.

The letter 'a' as a baby.

a

The letter 'a' as a baby.

The letter A

A, Letter

The letter A

The letter A

A, Letter

The letter A

The letter A, with children.

A, Letter

The letter A, with children.

The letter a, apple pie

A, Letter

The letter a, apple pie

The letter A, with a baby.

A, Letter

The letter A, with a baby.

An illustration of Hebrew, Greek, Phoenician, and English alphabets.

Alphabets

An illustration of Hebrew, Greek, Phoenician, and English alphabets.

The letter 'B' as a dancing man.

B

The letter 'B' as a dancing man.

The letter B

B, Letter

The letter B

The letter b, with children.

B, Letter

The letter b, with children.

The letter b, bit it.

B, Letter

The letter b, bit it.

The letter B, with a baby.

B, Letter

The letter B, with a baby.

The letter c, with children.

C, Letter

The letter c, with children.

The letter c, cut it.

C, Letter

The letter c, cut it.

The letter C, with a baby.

C, Letter

The letter C, with a baby.

"The upright single-stroke "commercial gothic" letter is a standard for titles, reference letters, etc. In the proportion of width to height the general rule is that the smaller the letters the more extended their width should be. A low extended letter is more legible than a high compressed one and at the same time makes a better appearance." —French, 1911

Upright Single Stroke Capitals

"The upright single-stroke "commercial gothic" letter is a standard for titles, reference letters, etc.…

Cut in the German translation of the 1st Letter of Columbus.

Columbus' First Letter

Cut in the German translation of the 1st Letter of Columbus.

The letter D

D, Decorative

The letter D

Capital letter D designed and accented with a floral motif including flowers, leaves, lines, and shapes inside and outside the letter

Capital Letter D with Floral Motif

Capital letter D designed and accented with a floral motif including flowers, leaves, lines, and shapes…

The letter D

D, Letter

The letter D

The letter d, dropped it.

D, Letter

The letter d, dropped it.

The letter D, with a baby.

D, Letter

The letter D, with a baby.

The letter e, enjoyed it.

E, Letter

The letter e, enjoyed it.

The letter E, with a baby.

E, Letter

The letter E, with a baby.

An illustration of an addressed envelope.

Addressed Envelope

An illustration of an addressed envelope.

"Scene in Adams Express office, at Fortress Monroe, VA., in 1861- Volunteers receiving letters and packages from home. It is only those who had relatives in camp that could tell the feverish anxiety of the troops to hear from those they had left at home. We need hardly describe a scene which so thoroughly explains itself. The name of Adams Express was a household one, both to the donor and receiver of good things sent to the absent soldier." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Adams Express

"Scene in Adams Express office, at Fortress Monroe, VA., in 1861- Volunteers receiving letters and packages…

The Letter F

F, Letter

The Letter F

The letter f, fought for it.

F, Letter

The letter f, fought for it.

The letter F, with a baby.

F, Letter

The letter F, with a baby.

The letter G

G, Letter

The letter G

The letter g, got it.

G, Letter

The letter g, got it.

The letter G, with a baby.

G, Letter

The letter G, with a baby.

Thoth-lunus is the Egyptian God of letters and all learning.

Egyptian God, Thoth-lunus

Thoth-lunus is the Egyptian God of letters and all learning.

The letter H

H, Letter

The letter H

The letter h, hoped for it

H, Letter

The letter h, hoped for it

The letter H, with a baby.

H, Letter

The letter H, with a baby.

The letter H.

H, Letter

The letter H.

An illustration of a hand holding letters.

Hand Holding Letters

An illustration of a hand holding letters.

The letter I

I, Letter

The letter I

The letter i, inquired about it.

I, Letter

The letter i, inquired about it.

The letter I, with a baby.

I, Letter

The letter I, with a baby.

The letter J, jumped over it.

J, Letter

The letter J, jumped over it.

The letter J, with a baby.

J, Letter

The letter J, with a baby.

The letter k, kicked it.

K, Letter

The letter k, kicked it.

The letter K, with a baby.

K, Letter

The letter K, with a baby.

The letter l, longed for it.

L, Letter

The letter l, longed for it.

The letter L

L, Letter

The letter L

The letter L, with a baby.

L, Letter

The letter L, with a baby.

The letter L

L, Letter

The letter L

A decorative border of envelopes, letters, and inkwells with four windows and banners for captions.

Letter and Ink Border

A decorative border of envelopes, letters, and inkwells with four windows and banners for captions.

"The single stroke inclined letter made to a slope of between 60 and 70 degrees is preferred by perhaps a majority of draftsman. The order and direction of strokes for the capitals of this form will be the same as in the upright form, but these letters are usually not extended." —French, 1911

Inclined Capital Letters

"The single stroke inclined letter made to a slope of between 60 and 70 degrees is preferred by perhaps…

The letter M

M, Letter

The letter M

The letter M

M, Letter

The letter M

The letter m, munched it

M, Letter

The letter m, munched it

The letter M, with a baby.

M, Letter

The letter M, with a baby.

The letter M.

M, Letter

The letter M.

The letter M

M, Letter

The letter M

The letter M

M, Letter

The letter M

The letter n, nibbled it.

N, Letter

The letter n, nibbled it.