Typeface from an old Walker Evans photo for type that says "Restaurant"

bfingeroth's picture


Hope you're well.

Can anyone identify the typeface of the word "Restaurant" in the attached Walker Evans photo. It looks like copperplate, but without the serifs. Blair is also close but not exact.


Ryuk's picture

A suggestion: Copperplate

fvilanakis's picture

You may also consider some wide cut of Franklin Gothic

Ryuk's picture

I clearly see serifs ;D

Gräfenberg's picture

Zeppelin 42 Bold is closeish, you might also consider one weight of Adrianna Extended or Sweet Sans.

Ryuk's picture

I'll add Modesto, better than Copperplate.

bfingeroth's picture

Nice suggestion! Thanks.

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