Information Update - Spring 2012
Zaner-Bloser Alphabet Exhibit
- The Heritage Room will feature an eye-catching exhibit of Alphabets from the Zaner-Bloser Collection. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Zaner-Bloser was a leader in penmanship and calligraphy instruction. The Company produced manuals providing examples of elaborate Roman, Medieval, Decorative, and Shaded or Spencerian alphabets. The company also retained the original large format penwork for the manuals, and the exhibit will focus on presenting more than 70 examples of this original pen artwork. The exhibit will also emphasize the work done by Charles Paxton Zaner (The Zanerian Manual of Alphabets), Daniel Ames (Ames Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship), Henry Flickinger (Practical Alphabets), and S.C. Malone along with other scribes. The exhibit will runs through April 5.