Wednesday, February 2, 2011
“The city of Boston has shut down its 78-year-old printing office to save money, and they're auctioning off 200 lots of astounding old print-shop junk. This is a potential bonanza for fine-art printers, zinesters, and people whose idea of fun is historical recreation of pre-digital printing techniques (green eyeshade optional). The auction is being held on Feb 24 at 11AM eastern and will be simultaneously conducted live and digitally.”
Read the rest here.
|My mother passed along a book that was my maternal great-grandmother’s .|
|She would have been about 12 years old when she signed this.|
|A great ampersand from the back cover.|
|Although this photo was taken in 1942, this is how I remember her. She was about 63, and sitting on the front porch of her home in Pitman, PA.|
|Amanda with my great-grandfather George Monroe Howerter in 1942.|
|Today, though the ring part is long gone missing, the Ratfink holds a special place in my typecase display.|
More ampersands can be found here.