Here’s another one of those marvelous navy blue and white street signs used in Manhattan and the Bronx between about 1913 and 1964. Seaman Avenue and Isham Street are way up north in Inwood.
It’s an incredible font. There was a real flair in the rendering. Look at those cap M’s. I’ve never before seen a cap M without serifs at the top. And, look at that incredibly sharp angle at the bottom of the N, which plunges below the baseline. Incredible stuff.