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(Login Szynka545) Missing-Lynx members from IP address 188.8.131.52
I've been working on a small street scene that I plan on using for a Freikorps diorama, with a 1/72 Garford-Putilov. I've got the house and street almost finished but I was thinking about adding a streetsign for some color. What type of letters would be have been used? I read the Wikipedia article on Fraktur and Antiqua but I got confused. What type of font would have been used in 1919? Latin or Gothic?
Also, what would some common street names have been? All of the streetsigns I have are WW2-era, but I'm hoping I can find one or two in the appropriate font with a period name. Thanks for the help.
Rainer Strasheim (Login RainerStrasheim) Missing-Lynx members 184.108.40.206
Re: German streetsigns - 1919?
December 22 2009, 8:31 AM
Road signs were a communal matter. They thus may vary from town to town.
For Berlin they were black Latin letters on white grund. The kind of letters was similar to today's Arial font. There was a frame around the sign, a round profile in the colour of the lampp etc. post to which the road sign was attached. There was a pointed end (like an arrow) indicating the direction in which the road ran on both sign and frame.