The Handwriting of Famous People

The Handwriting of Famous People

Handwriting was like a calling card, a personal reflection of personality. The formation of script was a gift, from one person to another. Those were different times. Enjoy this Daily Find, Love from CW.

The Romans were among the first to develop a written script, and their penmanship was round and even. In the Middle Ages, the price of parchment soared, and handwriting, accordingly, became small and condensed. Years later, in the eighteenth century, elegant handwriting became a sign of refinement. Later still, in the twentieth century, American schools taught a standardized cursive by encouraging students to draw loopy letters through horizontal lines. Now hardly anyone writes anything at all. […]

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