Ampersand Saks & Company

donshottype's picture

Lifted from pic in today's business news report that Hudson's Bay may buy Saks.
So I wonder what fonts or fonts have the comb over ampersand shown on the Saks & Company street level lettering?


Don

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Detail from photograph by Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg , Financial Post.
Don

hrant's picture

Ah, after almost ten years somebody else has finally noticed that beauty.
I haven't seen that form anywhere else, ever.

And "comb over": funny!

hhp

donshottype's picture

So this stumps the typophiles?
Presumably this lettering style dates to when the store was designed by department store specialists Starrett & Van Vleck and built in 1922-24? The bronze letters may be more recent but the ampersand matches the style of the large letters over the entrance.
See photo of front entrance, with architecural information.

Don

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As an aside, note from the ID request photograph that one of the bronze quatrefoil design squares is missing. Perhaps suggestive of a company that may be ready for takeover.
Don

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