Doric Shade

Specimen of Doric Shade

This type measures 7 line in size and was produced with the end-cut method. The type block does not have a manufacturer’s stamp.

This face was first shown as wood type by Darius Wells and E.R. Webb in their 1854 Specimens of Wood Type. 

This cut of Doric Shade was shown in  American Wood Type  on page 334 and in the folio on page 78.

Type name used by manufacturer:

Knox Doric Shade

Wells Doric Shade No 1

This cut has not yet been matched to a manufacturer.

In American Wood Type Kelly labeled this type Doric Chromatic and stated that this design was “[f]irst shown in the 1850’s as wood type. Design was imported from Europe, likely France, during the 1840’s.”

Cooley, Hamilton and Page all showed a range of ornamented Doric shaded faces, though neither Cooley nor Hamilton ever listed or showed plain or non-ornamented shaded faces.