19th Century Pen and Ink Drawings and Fonts

At an estate sale recently, I found a book from 1884 , ‘Real Pen Work Self Instructor in Penmanship’. Good penmanship was highly valued at this time, and this book, originally priced at $1.00 was a step-by-step guide for improving your handwriting.

This Jesus was drawn with a single line!


It says REAL PEN-WORK in little letters on the hill.

About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My passions are cuisine, wine, horticulture, art, and vintage things, especially old books. I moved here in 2014, work a day job in finance, and spend the rest of my time working on my dream of living off the land, and teaching young people how to as well. Stop by my Etsy shops, where all proceeds are going towards the goal. Thank you and Namaste!
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