Kiss My Ampersand, Copperplate Gothic

18 point Blair

Advertised in 1900 by the Inland Type Foundry, St. Louis as new and original, Blair  – cleaner and, in my opinion, more elegant than the similarly styled Copperplate Gothic, 1903 – was designed as an imitation of a style of engraved alphabet popular with stationers and small job printers. American Type Founders purchased Inland in 1911–12 but continued to produce many of Inland’s original designs, including Blair.