More Pre 1930 Newspaper Fonts

Nunymare's picture

Can anyone give IDing these fonts in the following conglomerate image a shot?

Thanks.

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oldnick's picture

The extra condensed sans is similar to Raleigh Gothic, one version of which is here...

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/nicksfonts/highpoint-gothic-nf/highpoint-go...

As to the various blackletters shown, a hundred years ago and more, it wasn't unusual for foundries to offer special nameplate/masthead styles for newspapers. The product listings showed samples, but I have yet to see a specimen book with a complete alphabet showing of these special-purpose faces…which is another way of saying that it's possible no one has digitized these particular faces yet.

Nunymare's picture

That'd be a shame if true - these blackletter styles are quite elegant I must say.

Anyone know the serif fonts used in the image?

Nunymare's picture

Can anyone give the other serifs a stab?

DPape's picture

CORNERING THE GRAIN:
Looks like: LaTribuneCP Medium
"Basee sur la une de La Tribune de 1918 de Sherbrooke
claudeserieux at gmail.com" 21-12-2011.

www.dafont.com/es/latribunecp.font?text=CORNERING

DPape's picture

Ormiston In Winnipeg:
Something like:
URW/BodoniAnt DemiBold Italic

Nunymare's picture

Can anyone get the body text font and the header serf on the left?

Nathaniel Hebert's picture

"U.S. EXECUTIVE", headline looks like you could use Cheltenham in its extra-condensed form.

http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/cheltenham/

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