A completely new wood type version that is faithful to the original. I am offering this font in 5, 6, 8, and 10 line sizes. There is no lowercase available
This font was drawn in vector form by David Wolske using proofs from his collection and other sources. I’ll let David describe Aldine Expanded.
From David’s Letterpress Today site:
Aldine is another subcategory of Antique. William H. Page patented the design around 1870; Aldine Expanded appeared in 1872. The serifs are significantly heavier than the stems and conspicuously bracketed. Despite its impractical width – some characters, like the capital W, are more than twice as wide as they are tall – the Aldine faces were used extensively in poster printing throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century. The strong figure/ground relationship inherent to this design creates a wonderfully dynamic tension on the page. Sadly, my capitals only font is incomplete. Missing B, D, E, H, L, M, R, S, and Y.
Well, David, soon you will have your missing characters.
Here is a link to the Aldine Expanded page from the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection web site.