“Wanted” Poster Size?

Circa late 1800s (I think) — about what size would a Wanted poster have likely been?

A question via a movie set.

Thanks for your help.

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Printing would have been done utilizing the most paper from a sheet, as paper was expensive to acquire. Sheets were usually divided into half (Folio), fourths (quarto), and eighths (octavo). The sheet used would most likely be cut from the largest sheet that would fit on the printing press being used.
These sizes of full sheets (also the sizes of presses sold) were: Foolscap 13 1/2” x 17”; Crown 15” x 20”; Large Post 16 1/2” x 21”; Demy 17 1/2” x 22 1/2”; Medium 18’ x 23”; Royal 20” x 25”, Double Crown 20” x 30”; Imperial 22” x 30”. Paper sizes went larger, but a handbill would have probably been made from a division of one of these sized sheets which were fairly standard.


Very helpful, thanks.