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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stephen O. Saxe to speak on 19th C Typefounders at Houghton Library, April 20

Type and printing historian Steve Saxe will be delivering the Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture. Here's the text of the announcement:

The Philip and Frances Hofer Lecture:
Stephen O. Saxe, "Turning Lead into Gold: Nineteenth-Century American Type Foundries and Their Specimen Books"
From a shaky beginning in the new American republic, the type founding industry grew with westward expansion, economic development, and mechanization. In the process it produced some of the most fanciful, exuberant types ever seen. This lecture will review the development of type-founding technologies and survey the type specimen books the type foundries produced to promote their wares. The lecture is free and open to the public. April 20, 2010, at 5:30 pm, Edison and Newman Room, Houghton Library, Harvard University.

[Steve was editor of the APHA Newsletter in the early 1990s and made that publication much-loved. pwr]

Original announcement.

(h/t Steve Saxe)
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