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Looks like lithography from the second half of the 19th century.
Note the letters are on an arc. Extremely difficult to do this with type in letterpress printing. The second S is very close to to the first S but there seem to be differences that are not due to effects of photographing at an angle.
This is a Tuscan letterform with spurs.
The style was very common but with many variations.
There is probably a typeface from the era that looks similar to these letters.
A digital font with some resemblance to the core of these letters is Bruce foundry's Style No.1050 digitized by Jim Spiece as Frisco Antique
In the ballpark, Fantaisie by Lev Berry:
Thanks for your thoughts Don. That second reference I can see customizing to get a similar look for just the one word I need.
Ryan, I forgot to ask you for the source of the lettering and if you have any more letters.
I was thinking it might be a stock certificate or sheet music? Company or title?