Recasting a Craft: St. Louis Typefounders Respond to Industrialization

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In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, type for newspapers and books was set one letter at a time, and the manufacturers of the metal type used in the printing trade were called typefounders. This prominent yet rarely documented industry was essential to the development of modern American publishing and was particularly prevalent in St. Louis. In "Recasting a Craft: St. Louis Typefounders Respond to Industrialization, "Robert A. Mullen recognizes the city s significant contributions to typefounding and details how ...

Recasting a Craft: St. Louis Typefounders Respond to Industrialization 2005, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809326365

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