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Capital Letter Collection

"Embracing the Majesty of Capital Letters: From Aruba to Anglesey, a Journey through Typography" Discovering the essence of capital letters in downtown Oranjestad

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland

A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland
1198172 A London and North Eastern Railway poster advertising east coast journeys to Scotland, (colour lithograph) by Gawthorn

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: I love aruba sign in downtown Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, ABC Islands, Netherlands Antilles

I love aruba sign in downtown Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, ABC Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson

New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Paintings of power stations (artists in brackets): Cliff Quay, near Ipswich, Suffolk (Norman Wilkinson); Poole

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways

Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways
1198131 Advertising poster for the Flying Boats of Imperial Airways, 1937 (offset colour lithograph) by English School, (20th century)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Newmarket Race Course, 1940

Newmarket Race Course, 1940. Racing in Newmarket was first recorded in the time of James I. Charles II was known to attend races on Newmarket Heath with his brother, the future James II

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Llanfair PG (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch) Station, Anglesey

Llanfair PG (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch) Station, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)

A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph)
1769905 A Southern Railway poster advertising Ramsgate, 1939 (colour lithograph) by Kenneth Shoesmith (1890-1939) & Verney L

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c

The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c
1769903 The Weald of Kent, a Southern Railway advertising poster, c.1925 (colour lithograph) by Maxwell, Donald (1877-1936); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Weald of Kent)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation, (1834), 1934

Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation, (1834), 1934
Posters warning that people found guilty of uttering illegal oaths were liable to deportation, 1834. On 24th February 1834 local landowners in Dorsetput up posters warning that people found guilty of

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic

A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic
1764812 A Winchester Cartridge display board, with a comprehensive selection of metallic, brass and paper-case rifle and shot cartridges arranged in the form of an extended W (metallic)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph)
1198038 Advertising poster for the London to Vichy Pullman express train, 1927 (colour lithograph) by Chaurand-Naurac, Jean Raoul (1878-1948)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Cliff Baths at Beach of Enniscrone of County Sligo in Ireland

Cliff Baths at Beach of Enniscrone of County Sligo in Ireland
Abandoned building which used to have a seaweed bath inside at beach of Enniscrone in County Sligo of Connacht province in Ireland

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Old lead type for letterpress printing

Old lead type for letterpress printing

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Title page: volume IV, The Antiquities of Rome by Giambatista Piranesi

Title page: volume IV, The Antiquities of Rome by Giambatista Piranesi, Venetian Architect. Volume 4, containing the ancient bridges, the remains of theaters, of porticoes

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919

Linotype & Machinery Ltd. advert, 1919. From The British Printer Vol. XXXI. [Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd, London and Leicester, 1919]

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The Battle of Marathon. A Poem, 1820

The Battle of Marathon. A Poem, 1820. The Battle of Marathon by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861). Printed for W Lindsell, 87 Wimpole street, Cavendish Square. From The Connoisseur Volume XXIV

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Woman! Learn your letters!, 1923. Artist: Elizaveta Sergeevna Kruglikova

Woman! Learn your letters!, 1923. Artist: Elizaveta Sergeevna Kruglikova
Woman! Learn your letters!, 1923

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)

Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph)
1770036 Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets (colour lithograph) by D Ylen, Jean (1866-1938); 128x90 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Advertising poster for the aperitif Diablerets)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Doncaster Race Course, 1940

Doncaster Race Course, 1940. Doncaster is one of the oldest established centres for horse racing in Britain, with records of regular race meetings going back to the 16th Century

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Roman mosaic with the text Know Thyself

Roman mosaic with the text Know Thyself in Greek script over a skeleton, In the collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Rome

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho)

A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho)
1198400 A Map of the Union of South Africa, 1931 (colour litho) by Gill, Leslie MacDonald (Max) (1884-1947); 102x153 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Gill)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Ruffed Grouse, 1865 (hand-coloured lithograph)

Ruffed Grouse, 1865 (hand-coloured lithograph)
991231 Ruffed Grouse, 1865 (hand-coloured lithograph) by Elliot, Daniel Girard (fl.1860-77); 59x47 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Ruffed Grouse; Bonasa Umbellus)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The British South Africa Police, 1936. Creator: Unknown

The British South Africa Police, 1936. Creator: Unknown
The British South Africa Police, 1936. From " Military Uniforms of the British Empire Overseas". [John Player & Sons, 1936]

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1936. Creator: Unknown

New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1936. Creator: Unknown
New Zealand Mounted Rifles, 1936. From " Military Uniforms of the British Empire Overseas". [John Player & Sons, 1936]

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Gowns - A Study, by Lady Beatrice Graham, 1907. Artist: Soldan & Co

Gowns - A Study, by Lady Beatrice Graham, 1907. Artist: Soldan & Co
Gowns - A Study, by Lady Beatrice Graham, 1907. Printed with Mander Brothers inks. From The British Printer Vol. XX. [Raithby, Lawrence & Co. Ltd, London and Leicester, 1907]

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: France, The annunciation, miniature from the manuscript Breviary 469 (folio 13), 1410-15

France, The annunciation, miniature from the manuscript Breviary 469 (folio 13), 1410-15 15th century

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Front cover of a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951

Front cover of a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951. Between May and September 1951 a grand exhibition was held throughout Great Britain

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Facade of tower, Tacama winery, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Facade of tower, Tacama winery, Ica Province, Ica Region, Peru

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: French postcard of, 1900 depicting a Tyrolean bagpipe player in traditional costume

French postcard of, 1900 depicting a Tyrolean bagpipe player in traditional costume
3665634 French postcard of, 1900 depicting a Tyrolean bagpipe player in traditional costume by French School, (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Advertising poster for the 1909 International Ballooning Exhibition in Frankfurt

Advertising poster for the 1909 International Ballooning Exhibition in Frankfurt, 1909 (colour lithograph)
1769948 Advertising poster for the 1909 International Ballooning Exhibition in Frankfurt, 1909 (colour lithograph) by Oppenheim

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: French postcard with floral elements, 1900

French postcard with floral elements, 1900
3665717 French postcard with floral elements, 1900 by French School, (20th century); (add.info.: French postcard with floral elements 1900.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: French postcard of, 1900 depicting a Mandolin player in medieval costume

French postcard of, 1900 depicting a Mandolin player in medieval costume
3665633 French postcard of, 1900 depicting a Mandolin player in medieval costume by French School, (20th century); (add.info)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: French postcard of, 1900 depicting a boy in traditional costume, standing at a table, ready to eat

French postcard of, 1900 depicting a boy in traditional costume, standing at a table, ready to eat
3665635 French postcard of, 1900 depicting a boy in traditional costume, standing at a table, ready to eat by French School

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The Apache Trail via the Southern Pacific, 1917 (gouache and pencil on paper)

The Apache Trail via the Southern Pacific, 1917 (gouache and pencil on paper)
1767358 The Apache Trail via the Southern Pacific, 1917 (gouache and pencil on paper) by Dixon, Maynard (1875-1946); 27.3x87 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: Ebeneezer Scrooge, 1938

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: Ebeneezer Scrooge, 1938 (pen and black and blue ink wash on board)
823342 The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: Ebeneezer Scrooge, 1938 (pen and black and blue ink wash on board) by Shinn, Everett (1876-1953); 43.5x38.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Poster advertising travel to Spitzberg, Norway, c.1931 (colour lithograph)

Poster advertising travel to Spitzberg, Norway, c.1931 (colour lithograph)
1197962 Poster advertising travel to Spitzberg, Norway, c.1931 (colour lithograph) by Sebille, Albert (1874-1953); 101x65 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christie's Images

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Portrait of Cornelis de Grient, 1775. Creator: Gerard van Nijmegen

Portrait of Cornelis de Grient, 1775. Creator: Gerard van Nijmegen
Portrait of Cornelis de Grient, 1775

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The year rests in a cold cloak, December, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus

The year rests in a cold cloak, December, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus
The year rests in a cold cloak, December, c. 1929. Man in a cloak with his head resting on his arm, against a golden background

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The Winter is approaching on the wing of the storm, November, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus

The Winter is approaching on the wing of the storm, November, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus
The Winter is approaching on the wing of the storm, November, c. 1929. Man against a gold-coloured background

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Blossom's promise is now fulfilled in harvests, September, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus

Blossom's promise is now fulfilled in harvests, September, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus
Blossom's promise is now fulfilled in harvests, September, c. 1929. Man with a basket of fruit in his arms, against a golden background

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The cup of autumn is filled with nostalgia, October, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus

The cup of autumn is filled with nostalgia, October, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus
The cup of autumn is filled with nostalgia, October, c. 1929. Man with a wine glass in his hand and a raised finger, against a golden background

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: The bread of the future is won fighting, August, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus

The bread of the future is won fighting, August, c. 1929. Creator: Willem Arondeus
The bread of the future is won fighting, August, c. 1929. Man with a sickle in his hand, ears of corn beneath his arm, against a golden background

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930. Creator: Leo Gestel
Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930. Creator: Leo Gestel
Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930. Creator: Leo Gestel
Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930. Creator: Leo Gestel
Design for a book cover for: Aart van der Leeuw, De kleine Rudolf, 1930, 1928-1930

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Fokker's parasol monoplane. No tension wires: great styg [?] capacity, 1919-1945

Fokker's parasol monoplane. No tension wires: great styg [?] capacity, 1919-1945. Creator: Reijer Stolk
Fokker's parasol monoplane. No tension wires: great styg [?] capacity, 1919-1945

Background imageCapital Letter Collection: Fokker aircraft, 1919-1945. Creator: Reijer Stolk

Fokker aircraft, 1919-1945. Creator: Reijer Stolk
Fokker aircraft, 1919-1945. Silhouette of an airplane with text



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"Embracing the Majesty of Capital Letters: From Aruba to Anglesey, a Journey through Typography" Discovering the essence of capital letters in downtown Oranjestad, the captivating capital of Aruba in the ABC Islands. A Southern Railway poster from The Weald of Kent era reminds us how capital letters once adorned advertising masterpieces. Galloping into history at Newmarket Race Course in 1940, where even horse names were written with grandeur using capital letters. Unraveling the tongue-twisting mystery at Llanfair PG Station in Anglesey, Wales – home to one of Europe's longest place names. Transported back to 1939 with a vibrant Ramsgate advertisement by Southern Railway – showcasing the power and allure of capital letters. British Electricity's 1951 advert unveils new power stations while highlighting Norman Wilkinson's artistic finesse through majestic capitals. Peering into history's mirror with posters warning against illegal oaths and deportation; reminding us that even justice was spelled out boldly. Ancient wisdom etched on a Roman mosaic urges us to "Know Thyself" – an eternal reminder captured elegantly in uppercase form. Soaking up Irish charm at Enniscrone Beach Cliff Baths in County Sligo, where vintage signage showcases seaside nostalgia through bold capitals. Delving into letterpress printing's rich heritage with old lead type - each character meticulously crafted for timeless communication impact. A journey across South Africa unfolds as we explore a colorful lithograph map from 1931 - every city name proudly displayed in striking capitals. Exploring nature’s beauty through hand-colored lithographs like Ruffed Grouse (1865), where intricate details are accentuated by elegant uppercase titles. In this captivating voyage around the world, we uncover how these seemingly simple symbols have shaped our visual landscape, leaving an indelible mark on our collective imagination.