“[I]ntroduced by Dickinson in 1892 as a ‘companion series to DeVinne.’ [cf. Inland Printer, April 1892] The same design was called DeVinne Condensed (No. 3) by Keystone Type Foundry, but differs from the DeVinne Condensed issued by other sources. Howland Open followed in 1894; it was copied by Linotype as Condensed Outline and suggested throughout the 1940s as a display face for classified advertising pages which banned bold types.” [McGrew]
OptiHowland (Castcraft, 1990, with Open, used for sample) is a digital interpretation.