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 usual interests are cooking, wine, horticulture, art, and old books, but lately I've been obsessed with saving for a piece of land, so I can practice sustainability and learn to live as close to the land as possible, and then help others to do the same. To relax I listen to Dharma talks. Namaste!
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