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French legal form letter, circa 1883, serif & sans serif

Letter_sans serif.jpg
Hello all,

I’m working on a wine label project and while doing a client research I found this old letter. I would be really appreciated if someone could identify the serif and sans serif typefaces on this vintage letter.

Thanks in advance!!!

Ricardo Calabaça
asked by Calabaça (113 points) Aug 23, 2015
edited by Stewf Aug 23, 2015

1 Answer

+4 votes

It will be a few days before I could get to French specimen books from this era, but I’m assuming you’re more interested in digital approximations than exact metal IDs, so here are some ideas:

Bodoni (ParaType)
Bodoni-M (URW)

Latino Elongated


Monotype Modern

Slab American

ITC Founder’s Caslon

Letterpress Text

answered by Stewf Expert (3,349 points) Aug 23, 2015

Indeed I’m more interested in digital approximations.

Thanks a lot for the editing and the answer Stewf!


R. Calabaça