This alphabet was created for hand carving, and was typically used when carving raised lettering, as carving raised roman or other detailed lettering styles is a highly tedious and difficult process–especially in granite, which had become the stone of choice by this time.
This version of a square raised or block style commercial gothic is based on the Vermont Marble Company’s booklet Lettering In Marble, printed in 1923. It is slightly thinner and contains some differences from the Spacerite Splayed Corner Gothic–a metal letter set which would become the industry standard in square raised lettering–beginning production only 5 years after the printing of the booklet. On memorials produced after 1928, the Spacerite Splayed Corner Gothic will typically more closely match existing square raised lettering.
The alphabet was printed with no punctuation, and as such, all punctuation has been created by by the MLC.