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I would dearly love to identify the origins of this font.
I have purchased an original hand-drawn folio page for my friend (a massive typophile) to celebrate the birth of her first child.
The lady who sold me the sheet indicated that this was a Linotype font although I can't attest to whether she knew her stuff or was making an educated guess.
I've attached a photograph. The font seems to be called 'Paragon Roman' although web searches only came up with a modern font. The date in the lower left appears to be the 22nd of April 1927/37/47 although as it may be American, the date could be 27th April 1922.
Any help or uidance in tracking down the original font would be much appreciated.