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Daniel Mohn business card

Photo(s) by Alan Mays. Imported from Flickr on Dec 4, 2022. Artwork published in
circa 1880
Daniel Mohn business card
Source: Uploaded to Flickr by Alan Mays and tagged with “glyptic”. License: All Rights Reserved.

A nineteenth-century business card for Daniel Mohn (1838–1901), who was a shoemaker in Millersville, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Notice the illustration featuring an assortment of boots and shoes.

For a similar card, see N. T. Geho’s Fancy Boot and Shoe Store, Reading, Pa. It also includes an illustration with an array of boots and shoes.

Daniel Mohn,
Manufacturer of boots & shoes, Millersville, Pa.
Repairing promptly attended to.

The two biggest lines are set in caps from Glyptic (1878) and Latin Antique. The other typefaces include a wide roman, a low-contrast Ionic (cf. the 1884 Palmer & Rey specimen), and an extra condensed Modern, possibly Extra Condensed No. 3.


  • Glyptic
  • Latin Antique
  • Clarendon/Ionic
  • Extra Condensed No. 3
  • unidentified typeface




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