The Art of the Flourish
July 20, 2010 8:57 PM Subscribe
Platt Rogers Spencer
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was born in 1800 near the Hudson River. His family was too poor to afford paper so Spencer practiced on whatever was handy – leaves, bark, snow and sand – everything was a canvas for handwriting.
Through a series of popular textbooks and business colleges throughout the United States, Spencerian became the
style of penmanship. So what happened to the flourish? Modern life and the Palmer method.