This is a rubbing off a cemetery marker. I need to match it to add the date of death (this is what I do for a living). There are only a handful of standard typefaces used in the cemetery monument industry, and interestingly, the most commonly used ones have no clear relationship to any of the most commonly used, or "historic" faces in the print industry. That's another topic all together.
Big open counters, strong contrast in weight of horizontal and vertical strokes, exceptionally high crossbar on lower case e, and a very strange and ugly contrast in character width...all appear condensed unless they are round, in which case they are perfectly round.
This particular face cannot be matched by any of the current CAD systems at the monument companies in our area, so I'm hoping that in this case, it's an identifiable font from the print industry that I can find and copy or purchase or reproduce by hand.
Any help much appreciated. Thank you.