Holloway’s Travelling Theatre
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I have to observe, some of the small text looks like a Scotch ancestor of Century Roman/Expanded. I’ve been noticing typefaces of this kind—weathered Scotch/Moderns—everywhere ever since one was prominently used for the titles and closing credits of The Lighthouse last year.
Greg has tracked down the Latin with the mid-stem spurs that is used for “The Ranks”. It’s shown as Latin Ornamented in the 1897 catalog of Day & Collins, a wood type manufacturer in Fann Street, London. The same face or a very similar one – although without lowercase – is also depicted on p68 of a Caslon catalog from the turn of the century, together with a related bolder variant in two widths, named Atlas Ornamented.