Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Type Tuesday - Johnson & Smith

Today we feature samples from the first published specimen from Johnson & Smith after their acquisition of Binny & Ronaldson's Philadelphia type foundry, in 1834.


From Johnson & Smith's inaugural introduction: "Having purchased the type foundry which has been conducted with so much care, and with the greatest success, by Messrs. Binny & Ronaldson, and Mr. Richard Ronaldson, they deem it necessary only to say, that they will withhold neither labor nor expense to sustain the reputation which the foundry has acquired, and that it shall not deteriorate in their hands." 

Johnson & Smith's Specimen of Printing Types and Ornaments has been recently cataloged in the California Historical Society online catalog and is available in our reading room on Wednesdays - Fridays from 1-5 pm.

Jaime Henderson
Archivist/Digital Archivist
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