Historic Manual Alphabet (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption An 1886 version of the American Sign Language manual alphabet. Credit Gordon, Joseph C. (1886). . Washington, D.C.: Bretano Bros. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.