Odd 48/36 MacKeller, Smith, Jordan

Here is an oddball face. It sort of looks like “Columbian” as pictured, but the lowercase n and h has a globby serif on the descender. Anyone have an idea?

Caps are 48pt, L.C. 36pt.

Well, thank you in advance, experts. I included a photo of the pin mark.

Mike Moore
LetterKraft Press

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What you have is a face called, “Ferdinand.” designed by Herman Ihlenburg and patented Nov. 29, 1892.

Dave Greer

Thanks Dave.

Figured it was old but didn’t know it was that old!