1840's Americana

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I am looking to make a list of typefaces that would've been in vogue (or that represent the 'in vogue' style) in the USA in the 1840's - 1860's or so.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

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Issued earlier but still very much in use in 1850:
Bulmer
Caslon
Walbaum
Baskerville
Bell

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And Monotype Clarendon was first released in 1845.

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Know anyone with a specimen book from Bruce's Type Foundry? That'd be your holy grail.

Also good would be the Doug Clouse book on Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan pictured below.

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