Fancy Letter B Images

B, the second letter of the alphabet and the first letter of a bounty of bodacious words. Beautiful poetry and boundless enthusiasm are but some of the bevy of words which start with the letter B. This group of fancy letter B images were used in printed materials primarily published prior to 1923; which places them in the public domain in the United States. They may be in the public domain in other places as well but I’ll leave it to you to do that research.

All of the fancy letter B images included here were either published before 1923 or are identified as being in the public domain by the website where I found them as being PD in the USA.

On those occasions that the fancy letter B image was published with other matching letters, those letters are identified and links to them are provided for your convenience.

As you can see, we do not have an extensive collection of B images but hopefully between what is here on FreeVintageArt.com and the 15 or so B Images on ReusableArt.com there’s something that will work for your project.

Public Domain Fancy Letter B Images for Creative Projects


Silly Syclopedia was anything but silly when it came to pretty drop caps. A complete set from 1905 all white on black and decorated with curlicues and heart-shaped leaves.

(A, B,
C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z)


The title was longer but Bekentenissen is enough for our purposes. This public domain work included a number of nice letters that had black letters surrounded by lacy decorations.

(A, B, E, G, I, S, T)


This is the second of 4 sample ornamental cast initials from the 1897 American Type Founders catalog. They are both light and dark with a solid black letter and light doodles around them.

(A, B, D, E)


Illuminated letter from a book on gilding and illuminating letters for the holy scripture. One of 21 letters in this undated set.

(A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, V, W, Y)

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