Large type offset press, ca. 1950

Print, Photographic

Accession Number: 2004.134.49.124

Description: Black and white glossy; an American Printing House for the Blind employee is printing large type book pages using a Multilith 2066 Offset Press; he is wearing a white short-sleeved shirt; he has both hands on the printer and is leaning over it looking at the pages being printed; there is a shelf against the wall behind him with stacks of printed paper on it; a woman sits at a desk in the left background; sheets of blank paper and printing plates sit on the ground behind him; a sign hanging up in the background has a large "20" on it to indicate the stop number on the factory tour. On reverse: "Printing the Sheets of a Large Type Book by use of the Offset Printing Process." Museum has two copies: 2004.134.49.124 and 2004.134.51.1

Medium: Photographic Paper

Print Size: 8" (h) x 10" (w)

Date: ca. 1950

Photographer: Unidentified

History/Provenance: In 1947, APH created a large type department and purchased the first of four Addressograph-Multigraph Multilith 2066 and 2014 Duplicators. These commercial offset presses will used for the next twenty years.

Credit Line: (see provenance)

Subjects: Large type books Presses Printing presses