Designed by Gustav F. Schroeder for the renowned printer Theodore Low De Vinne and first released by Central Type Foundry around 1892. In the following years, Central, Barnhart Bros. & Spindler, and ATF added many styles to the family. It disappears from ATF catalogs after 1923.
There is no digital revival of De Vinne other than a rough wood facsimile, but there are similar designs under the Romana name. It’s still possible to get the metal type: M & H casts the Monotype version, which was known as No. 11 or Devinne.
Emancipation Proclamation stamp2012
- Gail Anderson
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