Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Horace W. Shaylor used these sentences in a vertical writing work books. He developed a system of vertical writing, as well as the more standard slanted penmanship style.
The work books were produced with a single sentence at the top of the page, with lines for practice below.
Shaylor went on to publish a number of work and copy books that featured his own "Shaylor System" script.
Shaylor, a native of Ohio, moved to Portland in 1861 when he was 18.
About This Item
- Title: Vertical writing practice sentences, ca. 1900
- Creator: Shaylor, Horace W.
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Media: pencil on paper
- Dimensions: 26.7 cm x 20.4 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 2538, Box 1/1
- Collection: Shaylor family collection
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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