19th century serif from "The Shelby Republican Newspaper"

oneweioranother's picture

From http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohsmh/AdolpheChaillet.html

Any clues to it's origins? Looks like a De Vinne...

oldnick's picture

The headline is Jensenesque; the only thing really Devinne-like in the body copy is the uppercase R. Both are late nineteenth-century metal faces which probably have not yet been digitized.

oneweioranother's picture

Thanks Nick, I'm interested in the body copy typeface specifically for the possibility of a digitisation/revival. Any advice for sources to look through?

hrant's picture

The 1923 ATF specimen book probably has it.
If not, look at earlier ones.

I wouldn't be shocked to find out that it's
already been digitized. But probably poorly.

BTW, it might be far enough removed
as to be a parody, but it is a DeVinne.


oneweioranother's picture

Been through the 1912 and ’23 specimen and a few others from around the same period... still nothing hmm

Michel Boyer's picture

Look at this Specimen book. Here is a grab:

oneweioranother's picture

Thank you!

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