First time here? Maybe read the FAQ.
x
New Features
  • 7 Dec 2023 — Bug fix: now anyone can access the monthly top scores.
  • 1 Sep 2023 — Monthly top scores now listed
  • 6 Jul 2023 — Get points for comment upvotes.

RSS Feeds
Other ID Resources
When It’s Not a Font
See Also
D792930B-0A2C-466D-9CDF-9072F583C8A4.jpeg
7999D6BA-2FC1-408E-AEEE-0661DD421DC1.jpeg
4D7F582C-9B64-4DC5-A31C-DB978E7FFF1C.jpeg
asked by (24 points)
0
My first impression of the top one is that it looks a bit like Clarendon, but it's not.

The angled T serifs should be a clue; have you tried Identifont?

1 Answer

0 votes
The 1927 sign looks like an imitation (possibly Italian, by the Nebiolo Type Foundry) of Roemische Antiqua (ca. 1884), published in Germany. Soon after that, many German foundries cloned it, and then it was imitated outside Germany, in France, Italy, England, and America. Famous imitations were known as Elzevir no. 3, De Vinne (in America), and Romana. The English versions tended to be sturdier, I think, hence were called "Elezevir Anglais" in French type specimens. See some examples here:

https://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/44490/romanisch
answered by (41 points)
...