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Andersen-Lamb Ephemera and Pressroom Photos

Paul Moxon, Website Editor

Beth Schuchter wrote to share some ephemera printed by Andersen-Lamb, the notable  Brooklyn, New York photogravure company. She also has shared some nice photographs featuring the pressroom with etching presses. Andersen-Lamb was mentioned in a 2014 post, on this website,  inquiring about the W.T. Littig Printing Co.  [Read more]

ISO: Magazine Database

From the Contact form:

I am looking for a picture of my grandmother published in a color magazine around the Indianapolis (maybe Louisville) area in the summer of 1950 or 1951. She was at the Kentucky Derby and there is a picture of her standing on the rail or in the stands in a black and white dress. Is there a database of magazines that were published in that area, known to be in color at that time?

ISO: Mt. Washington Hotel Print Shop

From the Contact page:

Hello, I recently stayed at the historical Mt. Washington Hotel in New Hampshire. On a walk of the grounds, I stumbled upon an old building full of very old printing press machinery, templates, and so many other historical relics related to printing. [Read more]

2020 Lieberman Lecturer: Jennifer Farrell


J. Ben Lieberman Lecture

October 2, 2020, 1 p.m. EDT
Video will be accessible on YouTube. Details forthcoming.
The City Is My Religion: A Typographic Memoir
Jennifer Farrell, Proprietor of Starshaped Press 

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Call for Nominations for the 2021 APHA Awards


The American Printing History Association (APHA) Board of Trustees and the Awards Committee invite nominations for the 2021 APHA Individual Laureate and Institutional Awards.  [Read more]

ISO: Printing Method for Reproducing Paintings in Books

From the Contact form:

In the 1950s and 1960s art books, for example, a book about paintings in a museum would have pictures of the paintings that were glued to a blank page within the book. Could you give me some guidance on what the common printing method would have been for that?


Zoom Event with Bay View National Black Newspaper

Lisa Dunseth

Mary and Willie Ratcliffe, publishers of the Bay View newspaper, review their January edition near their archives on Jan. 10, 2018. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The NorCal Chapter’s plans for an August newspaper printing plant tour were throttled by Covid-19. But then we discovered SF Heritage’s upcoming program and thought, how about a virtual tour? On August 20th, at 6 p.m. (Pacific Time), San Francisco Heritage will present San Francisco Neighborhood Heroines: The San Francisco Bay View’s Mary Ratcliff.   [Read more]

Register Now for the 2020 APHA/HWT Conference!


Registration for the 2020 Awayzgoose is Now Open! This is a special invitation to current APHA members. General registration opens July 20, so be sure to register today! [Read more]

Save The Dox Thrash House in Philadelphia

Lisa Dunseth


Dox Thrash (1893–1965) was a prominent African-American printmaker who lived in Philadelphia from the mid-1920s until his death. His home, a three-story Victorian located at 2340 Cecil B. More Avenue in Sharswood is a Philadelphia landmark but is currently in serious disrepair. The building has been vacant since the 1990s. Thrash studied at the Art Institute of Chicago after his service in World War I and then settled in Philadelphia where he was energized by the local Black artistic community.  [Read more]

APHA Outlines Steps to Support BIPOC Printers and Allied Craftspeople

Elizabeth Haven Hawley


Dear Friends,

Black lives matter. The senseless deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and many Black men, women and children over the years must jolt us from complacency and force us to look closely at why we have reached this point. Institutions and organizations have too little questioned in what ways we contribute to systemic racism when white leadership and members are in the majority. The American Printing History Association’s purpose and the vision of its founders calls for us to do more. We are at a turning point. [Read more]