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Daniel T. Ames

American penman. Author of Compendium of Practical and Ornamental Penmanship (New York, ca. 1883) and Ames' Guide to Self-Instruction in Practical and Artistic Penmanship (1884). The latter book contains some explicit alphabets: Roman, Italic Roman, Gothic, German text, Old English, Church Text, Medieval, Egyptian, German Round Hand, Marking and Rustic (elaborate caps). One of the initial caps in that text led Robert Fauver to create the free font Dirty Ames (2006).

In 1890, Ames wrote Ames' Book of Flourishes.

Handdrawn portrait of Ames found in "Real Pen Work" (1881, Knowles and Maxim).

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