I’ve got a tricky question especially for those familiar with metal typesetting: How would you think the “i”s in the figure below were printed?
I’ve already got some ideas especially on the ones with separate strokes, but I’d rather not bias your opinions.
The samples date from the years 1922 to 1924 [exception: I don’t know about the origin of the middle and right sample in the upper row as these are scans I found from the web] and they are taken from the works of Kurt Schwitters.*
* Of course, this is copyrighted material. I consider uploading the above picture a quotation for solely scientific purposes and I am willing to remove it on request.