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Luke Lucas

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Vintage American Typography

POSTED BY Luke ON 18 FEB 2011 @ 01:17 PM

Washington DC – 1903

I stumbled across these amazing scans of typographic covers for Sanborn Fire Insurance maps from the late 19th / early 20th century. Considering these were all done by hand the precision and style are actually incredible. A pure example of the craft.

 
Manhattan, New York – 1911


Cincinnati, Ohio – 1904


Kansas City, Missouri – December, 1895


Indianapolis, Indiana – 1898


Tampa, Florida – 1915



Brunswick, Georgia – July, 1920


Talk about inspiration. A whole lot more are over at BibliOdyssey.



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