MarcT had mentioned his fondness for some of the old William Morris cuts, and I've got almost complete alphabets—Q, X and Z seem not to be popular, thus no examples to be found—for Morris, Jensen, and a few other notable resources.
They're all from the 1900 American Type Founders Cut Book, which was a catalog for printers. 112 years ago makes the contents Public Domain.
Here are a few samples, and we mustn't forget the ornaments they used. I'm not thinking "typeface" here per se—more like a collection of decorative initials to kick off a page with a drop cap, you know?
Let's please not jump in and discuss dates and who's going to do what, okay? This is a field trip!
I'd just like to hear some opinions. Christine, this might fulfill (sort of) the initiative you were tossing out about a week ago.