Posts Tagged ‘1926’

July 27

A rested and refreshed crew reported back to the San Francisco printing office of John Henry Nash on the morning of this day in 1926. Nash’s customers were informed in a notice sent out some weeks previously that, “Everybody in the shop wanted to go fishing & they all wanted to go at the same [...]

April 5

Upon this day in the happy extrovertish year of 1926 Oswald Bruce Cooper, a Chicago typographer and type designer, wrote a letter in which he predicted that Chicago would become the typefounding center of the country. “In case we fail,” he said, “we may be able to touch off a right smart red fire, anyway.” [...]

March 20

The April issue of The American Mercury, edited by H.L. Mencken and George Nathan, was published on March 20, 1926. One of the stories entitled “Hatrack,” by Herbert Asbury concerned a prostitute. For this the publication was banned in Boston. Its censorship meant that it had run afoul of the Watch and Ward Society, self-appointed [...]

February 28

The colophon of a private press book which was completed in Pittsburgh on this date in 1926 reads: Here endeth (paradoxically) ‘That Endeth Never,’ written by Hildegarde Planner as a gift for Porter Garnett and now embellished and put into type by him, at the Laboratory Press, for her and a few of their common [...]