Palmer Pen Method

Meet Mr. A. N. Palmer:
A. N. Palmer, handwriting expert, standing outdoors

Chicago Daily News negatives collection, DN-0056081. Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society. SUMMARY: Half-length portrait of A. N. Palmer, handwriting expert, standing outside a building in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Palmer developed a new method of handwriting that was adopted by the board of education for instruction in Chicago schools. NOTES: This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. SOURCE: American Memory, Library of Congress. TAGS: palmer handwriting chicago 1910

Can you say grumpy? I would be too. The Palmer Pen Method is torture and this dude definitely looks like he lives in the world of black and white....with perfect loops to match!

More on Mr. Palmer's Vision through his publication, The Penman>>

and a great website on archaic pen nibs, calligraphic supplies et cetera>>

Live from the land of the obtuse!