Fancy Letter E Images

Everything looks better when you embellish it with elegant, exceptional, elaborate, enchanting or otherwise exciting fancy letter E images. That might be a bit of an exaggeration but how else can one express some of the many ways a drop cap letter E image could be used to adorn a creative project. And, then there’s all the wonderful people like Eric, Elisa, Elizabeth, Edward, Earl and Emily’s that might want a fancy letter E image to include as part of their name.

All of the letter images that I’ve shared with you here should be in the public domain in the United States as they were all found in materials published prior to 1923. Folks in other countries may want to do a bit of research before using any of these fancy letter E images in a public work.

The letters are identified by all or part of the title of the work where they were found as well as the year (when known) that they were published. When the letter E was found amongst a group of other similarly designed letters, I have included links to those letters for your convenience.

I’m still growing the letters and drop caps section of FreeVintageArt.com so, unfortunately, the selection here is a bit limited. If you don’t see what you need here, be sure to check out my original free vintage images website for more fancy letter E images.


1905. A great year to publish the Silly Syclopedia and a great year for vintage letter images. A complete set with black backgrounds, white letters, curlicues and 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)

Dulce Nombre (1921)

There weren’t many drop caps in Dulce Nombre but I sure like the ones that this 1921 work did have. This one is a little rougher than the others but they all are on black backgrounds with cottage roses and leaves.

(A, C, D, E, F, H, L, M, N, O, P, S, T, V)


I  couldn’t find a publication date for this one but Gutenberg.org says it is PD in the USA. Bekentenissen had some pretty black letters with doodle and lace-like decorations.

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


So many of these vintage letter images came from print foundries. I know this one came from the American Type Foundry as it was included as a sample in their 1897 catalog. There were a number of similar letters that featured black letters surrounded by doodle-like decorations.

(A, B, D, E)


If you check out the rest of the letters from this set, this one is one of the plainer ones that were used to show how to create illuminated letters for holy scriptures.

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


A Spanish book on masks from 1919 didn’t include illustrations on the title subject but it did have 10 lovely drop cap letter images including this letter E.

(A, C, D, E, L, N, O, P, S and T)


Fancy letter E from several editions of an early 20th century magazine.

(A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, N, O, P, S, T, W, and Y)

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