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I love print shops, it was my dad's occupation and it was always mine. I love the ink and paper smells. The paper textures,

From the February 19th, 1897 publication of "The Navy and Army Illustrated," a remarkable photo by J. Thompson of a military field print shop.

From the February 1897 publication of "The Navy and Army Illustrated," a remarkable photo by J. Thompson of a military field print shop.

Wood Type no Minnesota Center for Book Arts http://www.adsoka.com/mcba/images/MCBA_press_images/MCBA_Wood_type_detail.JPGMCBA_Wood_type_detail.JPG (1600×1065)

Wood Type no Minnesota Center for Book Arts http://www.adsoka.com/mcba/images/MCBA_press_images/MCBA_Wood_type_detail.JPGMCBA_Wood_type_detail.JPG (1600×1065)

Here is a printing set being prepared for a printing press. Printing presses were invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 and the moveable type allowed for literature to be produced in a more timely manner. It also brought on the creation and use of new type faces.

Here is a printing set being prepared for a printing press. Printing presses were invented by Johannes Gutenberg in 1440 and the moveable type allowed for literature to be produced in a more timely manner.

Gutenberg Printing Press - the Gutenberg museum in Mainz was the first museum I visited as a kid - made a big impression (no pun intended) on me!

23 février 1455 : Impression de la Bible de Gutenberg Gutenberg Printing Press - the Gutenberg museum in Mainz was the first museum I visited as a kid - made a big impression (no pun intended) on me!

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