A SIGNATURE STYLE

A good friend of mine brought this site to my attention because he knows of my affinity for historical documents, such as letters, contracts, checks, etc. signed by notable figures. Currently, I have a collection that includes a hand written letter penned by Laurence Olivier, a typed letter signed by Orson Welles and a hand written note from Charles Dickens. The latter on his actual “From the desk of…” stationary. Which brings me back to this cool site called Letterheady. It’s a collection of letterhead stationary from recognizable people and companies who have either passed on or made the inevitable switch from paper to emails.

Many of us often lament the fading out of the written word, but this is a fun way of exploring the creative ways people chose to represent themselves long before the onslaught of websites and blogs. Because, yes, even Hitler felt the need clarify exactly which Hitler you were corresponding with.

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