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The 1943 Silhouette (Agnes Scott College yearbook)

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Jul 10th, 2016. Artwork published in .
    silhouette194300agne_0001.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.

    This cover is most likely hand lettered, based on Trafton Script. At that time it was easiest to draw extra large titles like this because type rarely came in sizes this big.

    Trafton Script (AKA Quick) was a popular script face for American school yearbooks in the 1940s and ’50s. The 1943 yearbook for this Atlanta-area women’s college is designed around Trafton, with a recurring ribbon motif that echoes the typeface’s strokes. In some places, where large text is required lettering based on Trafton replaces the font.

    silhouette194300agne_0005.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.
    silhouette1943-spread-1.jpg
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.
    silhouette1943-spread-2.jpg
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Again, a hand-lettered title based on Trafton. Not as carefully drawn as the cover.

    silhouette1943-spread-3.jpg
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.
    silhouette1943-spread-4.jpg
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.
    silhouette194300agne_0037.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.
    silhouette194300agne_0057.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.
    silhouette194300agne_0118.jp2&scale=2&rotate=0
    Source: https://archive.org Agnes Scott College McCain Library via Internet Archive. License: All Rights Reserved.

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