Made at Berthold before 1898. [Reichardt] Appears to be a recutting of Lafayette (Central, 1885), with some changes. Most notably, stems in ‘abd’ etc. don’t descend and have horizontal instead of diagonal serifs, strokes in ‘mnuw’ are straight instead of curved, ‘r’ doesn’t have a dangling terminal. Shown in Petzendorfers Schriftenatlas (1903–1905) with credits to Bauer & Co., Stuttgart, and H. Berthold, Berlin. (Bauer & Co. was acquired by Berthold in 1898 and is not to be confused with the Bauersche Gießerei in Frankfurt.)
A film version is shown in Castcraft’s Encyclopedia (1978).
Concordia was digitally revived as Gable Antique Condensed SG (Spiece Graphics, used for sample).
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