Tentoonstelling Egmond a/ Zee 1912
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That’s sweet! Dankjewel, Matthijs. Not too much has changed in Egmond: There’s still dunes, horse carriages, flags, and crowds at the beach. The typical headgear has changed to something more sportive like hiking hats or bicycyle helmets, though.
Until 1912, there wasn’t any contemporary local type. In Dutch Type, Jan Middendorp mentions that Hollands(ch)e Mediaeval was “the first original Dutch text face created for over a century”. It was met with great enthusiasm by the Dutch printing trade. If this fair were held a year later, chances are the poster indeed would have used Sjoerd de Roos’s typeface. I concur that the smaller type looks like Romanisch halbfett.
The font is Erasmus designed by De Roos.