Looking for script and serif for late-1800s historical novel

sandrajonas's picture

I'm designing a cover for a historical novel about Mary Todd Lincoln that begins after the Civil War (1865) and ends in 1880. I'm searching for a script and companion serif for the title/subtitle that suggests that period. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!
Sandra

sandrajonas's picture

Excellent suggestion. Thanks!

Nick Shinn's picture

Scotch Modern is a polished facsimile of one of the better examples of the dominant American text style of that era. Whether or not it suggests that period is another matter.

donshottype's picture


Penman, followed by Miss Scarlett
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/pixymbols/penman/
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/fontmesa/miss-scarlett/
You could thicken the script for impact.
Don

sandrajonas's picture

Thank you, Nick and Don. All good options.

donshottype's picture

Forgot to mention the psychological subtext of the hairline shadow behind the bold Tuscan. It echos the fine lines of the script and hints that she is living in his shadow.
Don

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