Posts Tagged ‘1885’

December 19

“I began to set type when I was twelve years old, and have ‘stuck’ type in nearly every state in the Union.” So began a letter written on this date in 1885 by Amos J. Cummings to the New York Journalist. Cummings, as remarkable a man as the industry has ever produced, is now completely [...]

August 10

Rarely mentioned among the hazards of life experienced by the itinerant printer as he tramped from job to job was the abuse he had to suffer intellectually, by having to set type for a variety of periodicals with whose opinions he did not necessarily agree. Concerning the vulnerability of the ubiquitous compositor to editorial suggestion, [...]