I work for an animal shelter that traces its history back to 1873. With the help of the local library, my colleagues and I were able to find the original newspaper article that discussed the initial organizing meeting. The microfilm image is not very legible. You can view the image here:
We would like to reproduce this clipping in our marketing materials, and we may want to turn it into a plaque for display in our lobby. Rather than trying to tweak the article using digital re-touching, I am interested in the possibility of re-typing it from scratch. But I still want it to look authentic (in other words, the font should not be too "crisp" -- it should still look like an old newspaper article). Ideally, the font should closely resemble the actual font used in the original article.
There is no budget for this project, so I basically have to do it myself. I'm not a graphic artist. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful. Thanks so much.