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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Calling Cards
- From: Daniel J Hoisington <edinborough@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 5 Aug 1997 08:28:34 -0500
- Message-id: <199708051330.GAA29768@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm working with a few people who do living history presentations. They
want to create period correct calling cards?specifically 1850s-60s,
United States, and I'm attempted to create them on a hand letterpress.
I've seen some examples with the name in script--roughly a Shelley font.
(1) As I understand it, this would probably not have been set as
individual letters but done as an engraving?
(2) If this is true, was there a "master font" that they transferred (by
pantograph?) to the plate? I don't see these elaborate scripts in period
Trying to learn! Please point me to any sources.
Daniel J. Hoisington