I spent some time this morning tracking down a font that would have been available in 1918 when this letter was written. (For the ‘Homing’ project). The nearest I’ve got is Akzidenz-Grotesk which was released by the Berthold Type Factory in 1896 and was widely used. It may not be exactly the font that is used here, but I wanted to find a font that existed at that time.

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I’ve also been looking at using this ‘cenotaph’ typeface that is similar to the ones used on all the war graves and the Roll of Honour in Preston.

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The house in the address of the convalescent home on the letter, ‘Broad Leys‘ still exists and is an Arts & Crafts house, designed by Charles FA Voysey in 1898.

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