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Printle: A Printing Word Game from Metal Type


Schönberger is wearing a buttoned jacket, blue coat, collar and wig and is standing at a table on which many books are lying. He is holding one copy in his hands.

Above the portrait:  In 1756, Wednesday August 11th, Johann Schönberger, master bookbinder, was adopted as a brother in Johann Bleysteiner's place.

Below the portrait:  + 1762 on July 22nd A pious Christian man. Could not leave the house for 2 1/2 years due to inability.


This last chap is down as a baker, but had previously made a living from gold paper printing

Legler is standing at a table in a buttoned jacket, blue coat and collar and is pointing at a sheet of printed paper. There is a printing press in the background. The symbols of his trade, bread and pretzels, are floating like a signet in the left corner. The background of the picture is greenish.

Christoph Legler, a baker by profession, who had previously made a living from gold paper printing, 65 years old, was accepted into the Mendelian Foundation as a brother in place of the deceased Andreas Serz on 3 September 1793.

That is the last of the print related entries - I have posted one in the movable type thread as  the chap had been a typesetter.


Numismatics of Industry - Imprimerie Nationale    Token dating from 1848


Postcard from 1912 celebrating 100 years of the first high-speed press by Friedrich König


The Genius of Lithography

This 19th-century French print celebrates the moment of inspiration that transformed a struggling playwright into a notable figure of art history

The Genius of Lithography, 1819. Nicolas Henri Jacob (French, 1782–1871). Crayon lithograph with brush and scratchwork; sheet: 26.7 x 19.9 cm (10 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.); image: 19 x 16.3 cm (7 1/2 x 6 7/16 in.).

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