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Late 19th Century Letterhead in the Abel Head "Shanghai" Pierce Papers

Letterhead chart

Format types, as identified by Robert Biggert.¹
Format Illustration Description Examples from collection
1 Open side vignette, open straight lettering. Open side vignette, open straight lettering. e_ahpierce_088, e_ahpierce_103
2 Open side vignette, open curved lettering. Open side vignette, open curved lettering. e_ahpierce_025, e_ahpierce_068
3 Open central vignette, open straight lettering. Open central vignette, open straight lettering. e_ahpierce_011, e_ahpierce_083
4 Open central vignette, open curved lettering. Open central vignette, open curved lettering. e_ahpierce_050
5 Open side vignette, enclosed straight lettering. Open side vignette, enclosed straight lettering. e_ahpierce_031, e_ahpierce_052, e_ahpierce_101
6 Open side vignette, enclosed curved lettering. Open side vignette, enclosed curved lettering. e_ahpierce_015
7 Open central vignette, enclosed straight lettering. Open central vignette, enclosed straight lettering. none
8 Open central vignette, enclosed curved lettering. Open central vignette, enclosed curved lettering. e_ahpierce_062
9 Enclosed side vignette, enclosed straight lettering. Enclosed side vignette, enclosed straight lettering. e_ahpierce_021, e_ahpierce_034, e_ahpierce_058, e_ahpierce_094
10 Enclosed side vignette, enclosed curved lettering. Enclosed side vignette, enclosed curved lettering. e_ahpierce_003, e_ahpierce_065
11 Enclosed central vignette, enclosed straight lettering. Enclosed central vignette, enclosed straight lettering. e_ahpierce_090
12 Enclosed central vignette, enclosed curved lettering. Enclosed central vignette, enclosed curved lettering. e_ahpierce_005
13 Enclosed side vignette, open straight lettering. Enclosed side vignette, open straight lettering. e_ahpierce_001, e_ahpierce_093
14 Enclosed side vignette, open curved lettering. Enclosed side vignette, open curved lettering. e_ahpierce_008, e_ahpierce_102
15 Enclosed central vignette, open straight lettering. Enclosed central vignette, open straight lettering. e_ahpierce_095
16 Enclosed central vignette, open curved lettering. Enclosed central vignette, open curved lettering. e_ahpierce_028, e_ahpierce_071
17 Separated side vignettes. Separated side vignettes. e_ahpierce_032, e_ahpierce_113
18 Separated central vignettes. Separated central vignettes. e_ahpierce_078
19 Adjacent side vignettes. Adjacent side vignettes. none
20 Adjacent central vignettes. Adjacent central vignettes. e_ahpierce_013
21 Overlaid side vignettes. Overlaid side vignettes. none
22 Overlaid central vignettes. Overlaid central vignettes. e_ahpierce_073
23 Merged side vignettes. Merged side vignettes. e_ahpierce_098
24 Merged central vignettes. Merged central vignettes. none

¹See chart in Robert Biggert, "Architectural Vignettes on Commercial
Stationery," Ephemera Journal, vol. 8, 1998.