Vertical writing practice sentences, ca. 1900

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.

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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

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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