Penmanship is a thing of the past. But in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, penmanship and letter drawing was the society and business standard. The Penman’s Art Journal is one of many platforms “devoted to writing, drawing, designing, etc.” and it was replete with all the handy tips and tools needed to show the penman’s art.
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