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Font used in a 1925 book (O Garimpeiro do Rio das Garças)

Filipe Negrão
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Filipe Negrão

I'm researching about a Brazilian printing house from the 1920s, and I stumbled with this typeface on the title page. It's a kid's book, written by Monteiro Lobato (who happens to be the owner o the publishing company) and the picture was shot during my visit to Monteiro Lobato's Rare Book Collection, located in São Paulo.

Lobato, M. (1925). O Garimpeiro do Rio das Garças. 1st ed. São Paulo: Cia. Graphico-Editora Monteiro Lobato.

Thank you all in advance.


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Filipe Negrão

I guess the Akzidenz Grotesk’s endings (and Trade Gothic’s) don't match with the example. This one has horizontal endings for /G and /Ç. 

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George Thomas

Filipe, it is not Gothic No. 26. That face was announced in the Linotype Bulletin Vol. 18, No. 4 in 1925. This image shows the differences, with the Google image blown up to the width of the /M. Clearly the Linotype font is not nearly as extended, but it appears to be a derivative of the same design. More research is needed.


Gothic No. 26.jpg

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Stephen Coles

I believe this is Cartolina III from Genzsch & Heyse, or something based on it. I can share a sample tomorrow when I have access to Letterform Archive’s specimens.

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