figural cameos - mid-1800s

jjdewtt's picture

Hi,

Can you please assist me with identifying current fonts that closely resemble those used in these figural cameos from the mid to late 1800s? I'm really just trying to identify a short list of fonts are similar to those that were typically used during that time for these pieces that were made from engraved brass metal dies.

If you can also please provide information on where I can find these brass flourishes, curves, ribbons etc. that would be very helpful as well.

For those interested, the collection that includes these beautiful pieces is located here:

http://www.sheaff-ephemera.com/list/figural-cameos/

I'm looking through the type specimens in the following location but thought I'd ask for assistance here as well.

http://opentype.info/blog/2008/02/18/type-specimen/

Thanks so much for any help with this.

Joshua


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jjdewtt's picture

Can anyone help identify some of these fonts? Thanks.

Josh

donshottype's picture

Perhaps you might consider splitting your request into several separate ones.
So lets look at the first image.
This was probably all done by hand as a "wood engraving." In this system the fonts are actually carved lettering.
But they are based on designs that were familiar to the engraver.
From top to bottom here some similar typefaces from the era that have been digitized.
DOUGLASS MOORE'S
Thorowgood
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/woodentypefonts/thorowgood/
UPHOLSTERY, PAPER HANGING
Notification JNL
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/notification/
WINDOW SHADE &
MLB Tuscan:
http://www.dafont.com/mlb-tuscan.font?fpp=100&text=WINDOWSHADE%26
CARPET STORE
Typesetter JNL
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/jnlevine/typesetter/
7thStNo538
H&FJ Numbers, Indicia
http://www.typography.com/fonts/numbers/styles/
etc., etc.
Don

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