Vertical writing practice sentences, ca. 1900Item 74110 info
Maine Historical Society
Shaylor’s penmanship classifies letters into groups; each group has its own individual set of rules.
For example, Shaylor gives small letters (lowercase) three groupings: short letters, short extended letters, and extended or loop letters.
Short letters are written between base and headlines: i, u, w, n, m, v, x, o, a, e, c, r, s.
Short extended letters are extended to more than one space, but don't reach the height of capital letters: t, d, p, q.
Extended or loop letters are the remaining letters of the alphabet or letters that extended three or more spaces in length: h, k, l, b, f, j, y, g, z.