Liquor license font c. 1890

antiquitymusic's picture


Does anyone know a typeface similar to the one which reads "This License Expires" in the attached image? It's from an antique Brooklyn liquor license I have.


Jan's picture

How about Ambrosia?

antiquitymusic's picture

Yes! That's real close.

Mike F's picture

Also revived by Spiece Graphics as Asteroid Primo.

Ryuk's picture

Overall design of Diablo comes closer to me but you'd have to add flourishes "à-la-Ambrosia/Asteroid Primo" and fix /S spine to match almost perfectly this design.
Note about Diablo, quoted from its description, that could "add sense" to this suggestion and confirming the "New York/Brooklyn connection.

Diablo Light was originally called Fabric and was issued by the Farmer, Little & Co. foundry in New York.

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