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Bethlehem’s Grab Bag – Various Artists

Photo(s) by “Bart Solenthaler”. Imported from Flickr on Jul 4, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Bethlehem’s Grab Bag – Various Artists
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Bart Solenthaler and tagged with “jimcrow” and “renaissant”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Cover for a compilation of big-band jazz by Bethlehem Records, designed by Tom Hannan.

    The eclectic type mix includes three faces with roots in the 19th century: Jim Crow was originally cast by the Dickinson Type Foundry as Gothic Shade circa 1850. Renaissant likewise originated at Dickinson, in 1879. The condensed slab serif looks like a version of Skeleton Antique. This face was first released as wood type by William H. Page under the name Clarendon XX Condensed in 1859. See the respective typeface pages for digital options.

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    • Jim Crow
    • Renaissant
    • Skeleton Antique
    • unidentified typeface

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