I was thinking of using a Transitional typeface for a booklet I plan to write, though an Oldstyle face has been suggested. I'm open to other ideas.

So to make sure I don't do something stupid like mixing Futura headlines with Caslon text, I went to look for some advice on compatible families...

This site came up easily in a search, I'm adding it to my favorites.

Also for those APUG members/subscribers who do wet plate... notice this little trick that "SAM" did (you might try this trick at home). Normally hand-set type appears mirror-image. So knowing the photograph would be mirror-image, he held the composing stick to look like a belt-buckle.

http://www.designingwithtype.com/items/itemsTwain.html