Beautiful Backgrounds for Buttons: The Landscape Alphabet

Charles Joseph Hullmandel's "Alphabet Landscape"

I came across a stunning alphabet made of landscapes created by 19th century lithographer Charles Joseph Hullmandel. Hullmandel was a major lithographic printer and publisher in London where he opened a press in 1818. He was responsible for numerous technical developments, including lithotint and color printing.

What captured me about these images was what a wonderful background they would make for a button display! These images are owned by the British Museum, but they make the images available for your use if you register with them and tell them what you will be using the image for. You can see the collection here and register to use an image here.

Note the two little figures on the lower left corner of the letter “B.” Are they fishing?

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