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A. H. Herr, Mill Creek Dairy, Lancaster, Pa.

Photo(s) by “Alan Mays”. Imported from Flickr on Feb 11, 2019. Artwork published in
circa 1900
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    A. H. Herr, Mill Creek Dairy, Lancaster, Pa.
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Alan Mays and tagged with “oldstylebold” and “pynson”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    A. H. Herr, Mill Creek Dairy.
    Pure milk and cream.
    Lancaster P.O., Pa.

    A late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century business card printed by David Bachman Landis, who operated Pluck Art Printery, which was later known as Landis Art Print. I haven’t uncovered any reference to a “Mill Creek Dairy,” but it’s possible that “A. H. Herr” was Aaron H. Herr (1880–1940), a farmer who lived in Manor Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

    The fonts in use are Gustav F. Schroeder’s Old Style Bold (Central Type Foundry, 1886) and Herman Ihlenburg’s Pynson (MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan, 1887). The same combination was used by Pluck Print for a ticket printed in 1894.

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    • Pynson

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