What font is most like a Civil War font (1850's to 1860's)?
I am doing a project and want to do a document that may have been written in the Civil War, and I would like a font that looks like it could have been written in the Civil War (if you know what I am saying).
- Ampersand etLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
First thing that came to mind for 19th century "written" document is Cézanne.
Downside would be that it a commercial not free font. As for the look of it I think it would be bang on.
There was two popular types of cursive handwriting around that time. The older Copperplate (1500’s to 1800’s) and Spencerian Script (1850 to 1925).
Did a quick look for free fonts and here are some alternatives which might give the same kind of feel.
18th century handwriting: http://jantiff-stocks.deviantart.com/art/18th-cent...
Joe Hand 2: http://www.dafont.com/joehand-2.font
Santos Dumont: http://www.fontspace.com/billy-argel/santos-dumont