Hmm. I'm not sure if they can be called typefaces if they are carved. In any case, the first example is from the 1700's and I took the photo for the ampersand -- it actually looks like the ligature "et". I also thought the letter forms were very uniform; it wants to be a script but it almost looks like it was print.
The second set is from the 1920's. It strikes me as quaint. I think they wanted modern. I think this is hard to read: the M's, N's and H's in Manhattan can be easily mistaken for one another. And they've spelled New York with an em-dash. And they painted the letters yellow.
What is interesting is that the letters are raised
But probably the strangest thing is that the text is underneath a relief of a 1600 Dutchman and Native American.
OK. I really took this one for the architecture. At the time I thought the sign was from 1900 or whenever they built the Lackawanna ferry slip, but maybe it's not.