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Shaylor the Penman

Chapman Brook, Bethel, 1896

Chapman Brook, Bethel, 1896

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Maine Historical Society

Today, cursive writing has fallen out of style. Its decline is most commonly attributed to the teaching of manuscript first (sometimes cursive is never even taught) and the popularity of keyboarding.

Yet many still have an appreciation for penman like Shaylor, whose handwriting exemplifies a civilized, romantic and individual identity.

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