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Alphabet Collection

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Ancient Arabic Alphabet

Ancient Arabic Alphabet
Different types of ancient Arabic alphabets Date: Circa 1760

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet & Typography

Alphabet & Typography
The Ancient Japanese alphabet Date: Circa 1760

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the

Mosaic with arab and kufic caligraphy (top) on a wall of the Madrasa. Fes. Morocco

Background imageAlphabet Collection: BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852)

BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852). French pedagogue and inventor, creator of the writing system for the blind. Braille alphabet. Photography

Background imageAlphabet Collection: BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852)

BRAILLE, Louis (1809-1852). French pedagogue and inventor, creator of the writing system for the blind. Braille alphabet. Photography

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Ancient Alphabets

Ancient Alphabets
Writing examples of the Arabic, Turkish and Persian alphabets. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Learning words

Learning words
A boy catching the alphabet and words in his net 1922

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Hunting Alphabet - I

Hunting Alphabet - I
I stands for Industry (the name of a hound) and no better dog will ever be found

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Cover design, Ovaltine ABC Rhyme Book

Cover design, Ovaltine ABC Rhyme Book - a happy family with a giant Ovaltine tin. Date: early 20th century

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Koran written in Arabic (14h c. ). Miniature Painting

Koran written in Arabic (14h c. ). Miniature Painting
Koran written in Arabic (14h c.). Miniature Painting. SPAIN. Barcelona. Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia)

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet / B for Bees

Alphabet / B for Bees
B - is for the Bees, that fly out here and there

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet / D for Ducks

Alphabet / D for Ducks
D - for ducks, swimming, diving, and playing together

Background imageAlphabet Collection: FLOWER A

FLOWER A
Flowery A

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Specimens of type, Leadenhall Press, London

Specimens of type, Leadenhall Press, London
Specimens of type from The Leadenhall Press, Ltd, 50 Leadenhall Street, London EC. circa 1900

Background imageAlphabet Collection: An alphabet of Dutch Dolls

An alphabet of Dutch Dolls
Wooden Dutch dolls are contorted into the letters of the alphabet, showing off their supple wooden joints. 1912

Background imageAlphabet Collection: S for Ship

S for Ship
From a Deans Rag Book entitled Kiddiewiddies ABC Date: 1920

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Cover design, The Mothers Picture Alphabet

Cover design, The Mothers Picture Alphabet
Cover design in blue and gold, The Mothers Picture Alphabet, dedicated by Her Majestys Permission to HRH the Princess Beatrice, designed by Henry Anelay, engraved by James Johnston. Date: circa 1860

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet -- Letter W

Alphabet -- Letter W. 20th century

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet -- Letter T

Alphabet -- Letter T. 20th century

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Farmworker Takes Break

Farmworker Takes Break
A British farmworker and his dog take a well-earned break from the plough

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Reluctant Schoolboy 19C

Reluctant Schoolboy 19C
A reluctant schoolboy is dragged to school by his mother

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet / G for the Goat

Alphabet / G for the Goat
G for the goat, with two kids young and gay

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Birds / Owls / Alphabet

Birds / Owls / Alphabet
O for the owl, that flies out in the night

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Animals / Cattle / Alphabet

Animals / Cattle / Alphabet
Cattle in a rural English setting drinking water from a stream

Background imageAlphabet Collection: FLOWER S

FLOWER S
Flowery S

Background imageAlphabet Collection: FLOWER G

FLOWER G
Flowery G

Background imageAlphabet Collection: FLOWER B

FLOWER B
Flowery B

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet / M for Miser

Alphabet / M for Miser
M - was a miser, who hoarded up gold

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Deaf and Dumb Finger Alphabet

Deaf and Dumb Finger Alphabet
A chart of the finger-spelling alphabet used by many deaf people. Date: circa 1905

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Rag Animal Alphabet

Rag Animal Alphabet
A wall-hanging linen animal picture alphabet. Date: circa 1905

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Antonov An-30 SSSR-30062

Antonov An-30 SSSR-30062, of Aeroflot (SSSR is CCCP in cyrillic alphabet - USSR, Soviet Union). Date: circa 1970

Background imageAlphabet Collection: DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET

DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET DEAF & DUMB ALPHABET
The deaf and dumb sign language alphabet, as defined by the Royal National Institute for the Deaf, Britain. Date: 1960s

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Roman alphabet, upper case A-Z

Roman alphabet, upper case A-Z. circa 1900

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Alphabet of Democracy, America, Britain, China, Dutch, WW2

Alphabet of Democracy, America, Britain, China, Dutch, WW2
Alphabet of Democracy, America, Britain, China, Duch, WW2, American postal cover envelope Date: 1944

Background imageAlphabet Collection: WW2, Alphabet Valentines Card

WW2, Alphabet Valentines Card
A WW2 alphabet Valentines greetings card. To my Adorable, Beautiful, Charming, Darling, Exquisite, Fascinating, Glamorous, Heavenly, Ideal, Joyous, Kissable, Lovely, Marvellous, Neat, One-and-only

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Lord Roberts at Orange Grove Inn, South Africa

Lord Roberts at Orange Grove Inn, South Africa
Lord Roberts at the Orange Grove Inn near Johannesburg, South Africa, teaching the alphabet to the innkeeper's daughter during the Boer War - Don't you see I am busy? Date: 1901

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Epitaph of Maththaios, Bishop of Faras. May-June, 766

Epitaph of Maththaios, Bishop of Faras. May-June, 766. Sandstone. Cathedral of Faras (Sudan). Faras Gallery. National Museum. Warsaw. Poland. Date: 2018

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Founding Inscription of Bishop Paulos

Founding Inscription of Bishop Paulos
The Founding Inscription of Bishop Paulos. It commemorates the renovation of the cathedral in 707. Greek. Sandstone. Detail. From Faras (Sudan). Faras Gallery. National Museum. Warsaw. Poland

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Hebrew Inscription dating from the 14th century

Hebrew Inscription dating from the 14th century
Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona. Hebrew inscription dating from the 14th century, located on Marlet Street in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain)

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Turkey. Ephesus city. Pillar with Greek inscription

Turkey. Ephesus city. Pillar with Greek inscription, near the Library of Celsus. Edict of governors Eutropius (c. 371-372) and Festus (372-378)

Background imageAlphabet Collection: The Phaistos Disc (1/2)

The Phaistos Disc (1/2)
The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete

Background imageAlphabet Collection: The Phaistos Disc (2/2)

The Phaistos Disc (2/2)
The Phaistos Disc (also spelled Phaistos Disk, Phaestos Disc) is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on the island of Crete

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Soviet propaganda poster. Death to World Imperialism

Soviet propaganda poster. Death to World Imperialism
Russia. Communism. Soviet propaganda poster. Death to World Imperialism. Date:

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Egyptian art. Fragment of a papyrus with hieroglyphic writin

Egyptian art. Fragment of a papyrus with hieroglyphic writing. Egyptian Museum of Turin. Italy

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Book of the Dead. Fragment of a papyrus. Egypt

Book of the Dead. Fragment of a papyrus. Egypt
Book of the Dead. Fragment of a papyrus with a diagram of the distribution of funerary amulets on the mummy. 305-330 BC. Ptolemaic Period. Origin unknown. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Book of the Dead. Fragment. Egypt

Book of the Dead. Fragment. Egypt
Fragment of a text of the Book of the Dead. Ink on papyrus. Around 1480 BC. 18th Dynasty. New Kingdom. British Museum. London. United Kingdom

Background imageAlphabet Collection: Stela of User. Egypt

Stela of User. Egypt
Stela of User. Decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions on the petition of offerings to the Ka of User. Central scene depicts the deceased with his dog and sitting at the table of offerings

Background imageAlphabet Collection: HUNTING ALPHABET - T

HUNTING ALPHABET - T
T for the Thruster - who pushes ahead : some wish him well, but most wish him dead... Date: 1929



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