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Taylor Gothic

Boston Globe dated March 26, 1897. The words "Two Little Vagrants" are set in ATF Taylor Gothic, the forerunner of Globe Gothic.

 

Commissioned in or before 1896 by Charles H. Taylor, publisher of The Boston Globe, ATF Taylor Gothic was cut and/or designed by Herman Ihlenburg of ATF Philadelphia (formerly MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan), advertised in The Inland Printer of January 1897 and patented by J.W. Phinney of ATF Boston (formerly Dickinson TF) in August 1897–February 1898.

 

Letterforms of this contrasting-stroke sans serif are clearly not related to Globe and Herald, stylized latin faces introduced by the pre-ATF Dickinson TF five or six years earlier.

 

Tradename confusion arises because Taylor Gothic was later "refined" as ATF Globe Gothic by Morris Fuller Benton in c1900 [McGrew 153-154].*

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*McGrew, M. (1993): American Metal Types of the Twentieth Century (Second, Revised Edition). Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE.

 

Comprehensive discussion of Dickinson Globe vs ATF Globe Gothic vs ATF Quentell vs ATF Taylor Gothic: typeheritage.com/jfc/03-patents/

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Taken on May 26, 2012