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Photographs2428 of 5065"Victorian" Photo Album/Picture Book w/ Various Pictures - 1895 - 1900Photograph of President Taft
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Here is probably a unique printing experience. In 1974 the editor of our small town newspaper suddenly passed away and the print shop has been left as it was when he died. The paper he had sent to press is still in the 1888 Campbell Printing press.

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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      In the late 60's -70's my mother wrote a weekly column highlighting our tiny (130 pop) town's "social events" and then we drove it over to the town (700 pop) that printed a local weekly paper and also over to the county seat (3,000 pop) for their weekly. I remember I always wanted to go with her and both newspapers had old strange presses and some cool old relics. I wish I knew what was there. I remember a letterpress and the print boxes laying around w/the metal type. Plus it just smelled good.

      The printing ink got in my blood as the saying goes! I got a graphics arts degree worked at an old weird printing company for a few years (old Heidelbergs) and then in the mid 80's for a 10,000 circ. weekly in Southern CA. I loved going to Chula Vista to deliver the negatives and signing off on the first copies of my special sections. (only sometimes - not every week, Fashion, Home & Garden, Automotive. I wasn't in charge of hard news. ) Anyway thanks for posting this. And one last comment - the print shop in the 700 pop town also went bust ...I think in the mid 80's but it also remains as a museum.
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 7 years ago
      Tablerock....we are almost from the same place. My childhood memories of print shops were in Iowa.

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