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This Illustrated Alphabet From The 19th Century Is Beautiful Enough To Frame

Swoonworthy.

1. Lithographer Charles Joseph Hullmandel created an illustrated alphabet.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel / Via The British Museum

2. The pieces were created sometime between 1818 and 1860.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel / Via The British Museum

3. They draw inspiration from the landscape.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel / Via The British Museum

4. WIth ‘D’, the trees form the outline of the letter.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel / Via The British Museum

5. With ‘H’, a bridge forms the body.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel / Via The British Library

6. You can see the full collection at BritishMuseum.org.

Charles Joseph Hullmandel / Via The British Museum

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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