Historical document - ads for mountain men?

jason1974's picture

Looking for help identifying the typefaces used in this old ad

http://www.thefurtrapper.com/images/Ashley%20Advertisement.jpg

This advertisement appeared in Missouri Gazette & Public Advertiser, St. Louis, February 13, 1822.

oldnick's picture

American type foundries at this time did not have large inventories of typefaces, so the typefaces often didn't have distinguishing names. My facsimile copy of the 1829 A. W. Kinsley & Co. Foundry in Albany, NY shows similar faces, but they are distinguished only by their size (Small Pica, Pica, Brevier, English, Canon, etc.)

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