Posts Tagged ‘women as printers’

September 20

On this day in 1900 was born the charming lady who made her reputation as a man. Well! Who ever heard of a woman who knew anything about type? So it was quite natural that when Beatrice Warde completed her research which proved that Garamond type was not originally designed by Claude Garamond, she could [...]

July 18

Addressing the Editor of The Printer’s Register, a Dublin printer on this day in wrote about the effect of the Factory Acts Extension Act of 1867, relative to the employment of young people and women: “None of us can object to the general principles of the Act, or their application to our trade; but I [...]

June 22

In Augsburg, Germany on June 22 1484 was published the first book to be printed by a woman.The book was Sachsenspiegel by Eike von Repgow and the printer was Anna Rügerin. Frau Rügerin was the widow of a printer. In taking over her late husband’s printing office, she began a tradition in the craft, from [...]

June 2

In Berwyn, Illinois on this date in 1897, Frederic W. Goudy, a bookkeeper of sorts, married Bertha Sprinks, whom he had known for about seven years. He thereby acquired a helpmate who exerted a most powerful influence on his subsequent career, as Bertha Goudy became one of its motivating forces. Almost immediately she was helping [...]

February 13

On this day in 1890 the Pall Mall Gazette of London carried an account of an interview with a pair of ladies who had possessed the temerity to invade the province of the Victorian Make by founding a Journalists’ Training Home for Women, in which were to be trained compositors, readers, shorthand writers, reporters, and [...]

February 7

On this day in 1941, Daniel Berkeley Updike acceded to a request from the Typophiles to write a short introduction to the collection of wartime letters which Beatrice Warde wrote from London to her mother in New York. This compilation was published as one of the Typophile Chap Books under the title, Bombed But Unbeaten. [...]