I am going to be doing a first-person performance of an 1896 lecture; the subject being "impersonated" (Mark Twain) sometimes carried sheaves of paper onto the platform; some of these sheets contained hand-drawn "hieroglyphics" to remind him of what he was going to talk about and in which order, but some probably contained type-written excerpts from his works.
To make the presentation as accurate and realistic as possible, what sort of paper should I use (thick stock, off white?); what size? 8.5 X 11, or something else?
Finally, what modern font would be similar to the typewritten characters of the day - Courier? What font size - 12?