(x) Help identifying "The Sun's" typefaces? Circa 1897? - Caslon, Encore, Laureate, similar to Ionic {Mark S}

maxbatt's picture

Hi everyone,

This is my first post and I hope it's in the right place. I am trying to identify the typefaces used in "The Sun" (NYC: 1835-196), the daily newspaper in which "Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus" first appeared in 1897. I am specifically looking for the body and headlines....school project here at California College of the Arts.

Here is an example a standard page, as preserved by Chronicling America:

An explanatory article of the "new" Sun's typography

And the wiki article about the paper:

The body text to be close to Bookman Oldstyle or even Clarendon, but I am TOTALLY stumped on the headlines.

Thanks everyone!

Dan B.'s picture

Max, this should be posted in the Type ID Board. You'll get more help there. You could ask one of the moderators to move it.

Mark Simonson's picture

The large headline and subhead are cuts of Caslon. The middle headline is Encore and the bottom headline is Laureate. These are old metal typefaces and I don't know if there are digital versions. I can't tell what the body text face is, but it's some sort of newspaper face (something like Ionic, but older).

maxbatt's picture

Thanks everyone! I'll move it to Type ID! Sorry about the incorrect placement!

Florian Hardwig's picture

I haved moved this thread and deleted the other one.

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