“When the Roll is Called up Yonder” Variations sheet music
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Hi Bryson, I don’t recognize the specific version of French Clarendon. Several of our typeface entries for designs made before the late 19th century (and before there were trade names for typefaces) are collective ones, covering various related releases by different manufacturers. For the time being, I have tagged one such entry, for French Clarendon in wood, which has unbracketed serifs. (I don’t know if the booklet uses wood type – maybe?). Once we have found more about its origin, we can give it a distinguished entry.
The mystery face was also used for other booklets by the company, see this example issued in 1907 (with a hopefully prophetic title):
Thanks for letting me know the name of the font. I come across this font quite often as I deal with the old sheet music
The font was commonly seen in America in the 1870s to 1900s in posters and newspaper ads, e.g.:
Thanks for these links! Take note that our French Clarendon page is more about a general design or genre, and not so much about one specific typeface or font (in wood and metal type, a font denotes a typeface in a specific size).
William Page first showed a French Clarendon as wood type in 1865. All manufacturers of wood type produced a range of Clarendons throughout the nineteenth century, with various differences between their versions, and sometimes also between the sizes by one manufacturer.
To make things more complicated, the manufacturers of metal type (the foundries) used the same term for a different design with unbracketed serifs.