Originally designed around 1889 with descending caps, the initial letters are aligned to the baseline here. Crayonette had already been revived for phototype at the time of the album’s release. A few years later, in the early 1970s, Letraset issued Columbian Italic, a revival for dry transfer lettering which is based on and named after a copy made by the English Caslon foundry around 1899.
In 1895, Crayonette was used to typeset the words “Crimson Clover”, on a catalog for seeds and plants by E.G. Packard. Had the uncredited cover designer seen this piece of ephemera? Is there something inherently crimson-cloverly about Crayonette? Pure coincidence?