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From: Mergenthaler Linotype Company. Some Brief Notes on Type Design. (Brooklyn, NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Company, 1946.) Scanned by DMM from the original. The link above goes to an image of the entire cover. Here is a full-resolution PNG of just the drawing: mlc-some-brief-notes-on-type-design-coverimage-1200rgb.png.

This drawing is fanciful in more ways than the obvious. Whether the men shown are working on a type or (as is more likely, since this is a Mergenthaler publication) a punch, the lowercase 'e' shown would almost certainly not fill the entire body. (I know from an example in my possession that a Mergenthaler punch for a lowercase letter was of a size to accomodate any letter in the face.) Still, it's a fun image.

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