Initial Letter E
Initial letter E 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 left side of the letter is a vertical line that flares at the top and bottom. Three horizontal lines extend to the right from the vertical line. The top line hooks down at the right end. The middle line, shorter comparatively, flares out vertically in both directions. The bottom horizontal line, the longest of the three, hooks upwards at its right end. There are leaves, flowers, and vines behind the initial letter that spread out throughout the innermost box of the square. A foliated bird in arabesque shape faces the vertical pillar of the E, with its head and beak, in profile, in the upper part of the letter, and its tail feathers in the lower part of the letter.
Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections
Volume Five: September 1896
Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities
JDC 9 May 2019
LJK 17/22 May 2019
Please visit our collection of all Initial Letters found in The Savoy: http://ornament.library.ryerson.ca/items/show/144