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Pinspire - MARC RIBOUD
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Small Restaurant, Havana, Walker Evans, 1933. The J. Paul Getty Museum. © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The ampersand can be traced back to the first century AD. It was originally a ligature of the letters E and T (“et” is Latin for and). The first ampersands looked very much like the separate E and T combined, but as type developed over the next few centuries, it eventually became more stylized and less representative of its origins. The modern ampersand has remained largely unchanged from the Carolignian ampersands developed in the ninth century. Now on to more #green.