1880s or 1980s Ad for Boston-based Banjo Maker

I'm trying to identify the typeface in this advertisement for a Boston-based banjo company, from the late nineteenth century:


(Also attached as banjofont.jpg.)

Does anyone recognize it?

Thanks so much,


Please move the thread to the Type ID Board proper (now it's in Type ID FAQ and Posting Guidelines).

Thanks, @riccard0. My apologies for the mistake.

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The ornate 'Banjo' lettering is 'Bijou', also digitized as 'Bangle'. Bijou was a McKellar, Smiths & Jordan typeface from 1883.

- Mike Yanega

I have been looking in my books for the 'normal' looking serif, but so far I have not spotted it in any of the books I have.

Which typeface were you trying to identify, in particular?

- Mike Yanega

The one used in "Banjo Makers and Teachers," particularly, although I do like the "normal" looking serif, as well.


The closest resemblance I can find so far to the plain serif is Quorum Light, for something available in digital form. I will search a bit more in the MyFonts collection.

- Mike Yanega