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Initial Letter A

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Title

Initial Letter A

Subject

Initial Letter

Description

Initial letter A is capitalized. The letter is framed within a double-lined square. The letter is white on a black background, the background is studded with white dots. The top of the letter is notched. The letter is composed of two straight vertical lines that meet at a sixty degree angle at the top. The right line is twice the width of the left; both have flared bases. The two lines are joined by a horizontal line two thirds of the way up. A grotesque face with a bald head, visible only from the neck up, rests under the horizontal bar of the letter. A symmetrical leaf covers where the figure’s torso would typically be. The figure has thin leaves draped over their temples. This ornament, dating back to classical times, is known as a “foliated cherub” or “foliated grotesque.” There are leaves, flowers, and vines behind the initial letter and spread out throughout the innermost box of the square.

Source

Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections

Date

Volume Two: April 1896
Volume Three: July 1896
Volume Four: August 1896
Volume Five: September 1896
Volume Six: October 1896

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities

Format

jpg

Type

Initial Letter

Identifier

Volume Two
SAVOYV2o_initA_p13
SAVOYV2o_initA_p56
SAVOYV2o_initA_p97
SAVOYV2o_initA_p99
SAVOYV2o_initA_p147
SAVOYV2o_initA_p173

Volume Three
SAVOYV3o_initA_p7
SAVOYV3o_initA_p15
SAVOYV3o_initA_p100

Volume Four
SAVOYV4o_initA_p25
SAVOYV4o_initA_p91

Volume Five
SAVOYV5o_initA_p36
SAVOYV5o_initA_p75

Volume Six
SAVOYV6o_initA_p55
SAVOYV6o_initA_p75

Date Created

JDC 8 May 2019

Date Modified

ljk 17/22 May 2019

References

Please visit our collection of all Initial Letters found in The Savoy: http://ornament.library.ryerson.ca/items/show/144