The patent affidavit reads that the design may be “printed in colors or in plain black, with or without central ornaments, with or without shade.”
Indeed, Mr. Page and his various business partners showed multiple variations of Arcadian during the 1870s. By 1887, an expanded derivative of the same letterforms was shown as No. 515—not to be confused with Gothic Dotted (≤1872) erroneously labeled “No. 515”¹
¹Kelly, R.R. (1977): American Wood Type, 1828–1900|Notes on the Evolution of Decorated and Large Types, page 316. Litton Educational Publishing, Inc./Van Nostrand Reinhold Company (New York 1969). Reprinted by DaCapo Press, Inc. (New York 1977).
Is that flickr image the only showing of full specimen? Too bad a portion of it is tear away…
I did find a couple of samples (2-4 letters unfortunately) showing various versions of Acadian by Hamilton Wood Type. Curious if you are looking to revive those variations as well or just the shaded?