Ornamental Penmanship - Houston calligraphy
Ornamental penmanship is the art form that sprang from Spencerian writing in the late 1800s to early 1900s. This was where we began to see phenomenal penman trumping each other in their correspondence with seeing who could be the most extravagant in their writing. It's my favorite writing form. Here's a quick example by yours truly. The "O" was my favorite part.