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I've had my eye on this typeface for a while, they use to use it on London street signs if you look carefully. Probably in the Victorian era. St. Cross Street off Farringdon Road was where I spotted it for the first time and it catches my eye continually.
vintage signage, more Victorian than Prohibition era
Lovely cover designs on victorian Yellowbacks from 1850—1900. From British Library via AbeBooks: /www.abebooks.com/books/rare-railway-library-routledge-london/victorian-yellowbacks.shtml?cm_ven=nl_cat=nl_pla=cme_yellowbacks_ite=find_more
the article is excellent as well
These aren’t actual letterforms, but they are typographic applications from the Victorian era
1876 Bostonian Poster
I love Victorian typography and graphics, and this morning I discovered a new source!
Graphic Design Inspiration: Beautiful Vintage Victorian Posters