Monday, July 7, 2014

Print Shop

A hundred years ago or so it took quite a bit of work to do so many things that we take for granted now - communicating and printing being just one example.  Here's a closeup of a printed document, old-time style, showing a type set block before it's set in the press and the resulting document.  It took quite a lot of manual and physical work to create a set of documents like this.  This is something of a before and after photo I guess.

Printing, ready for ink,  Greenfield Village, Michigan

And the final document, "Rules For Teachers".  If you can read it, there are some crazy rules in this list.

Print shop, Greenfield Villiage, Michigan


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