ATF Alphabets

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Creator

American Type Founders Company

Title

ATF Alphabets

Publisher

American Typefounders Co.

Date

ca. 1950s

Coverage

Elizabeth, NJ

Description

The American Type Founders Company issued these type specimen cards between the 1950s and 1960s in a walnut-finish box designed to blend with contemporary office furniture. The approximately 180 cards contain samples of popular typefaces designed for tracing and for convenient side-by-side comparison. As attested by the accompanying advertising brochures, new cards could be ordered and added to the box as they were issued. This is a rare example of a complete set. 

Source

Purchased in 2015 with Grolier Club Library Harper Funds.