19th century : The Type Desk

Photo of The Old Printing Office Book

The Old Printing Office →

The Old Printing Office by Frank Luther Mott is an account of Mott as a printer’s devil for his father’s small town weekly papers in Iowa.


Clipper Ship Cards →

These vintage clipper cards were advertisements for shipping voyages, usually from a port on the east coast (New York, Boston) to the west coast (San Francisco). They were distributed by ship dispatchers in the 1800s.


Labels from the 19th and 20th Centuries →

Packaging and labels from the 18 and 1900s, for everything from mucilage to vinagre balsamique.