Designed by Herman Ihlenburg [Reichardt 2011] and patented by MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan in 1867. [patent]
Revived for phototype by Photo-Lettering. [PLINC 1965]
Michael Hagemann’s digital revival (FontMesa, 2020, used for sample) expands the design to 3 weights (distinguished by the serif thickness) with italics, and includes plain styles without contour as Philadelphian Nite.
Philadelphian in use
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