Campus Spotlight

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Nov. 18, 2016
Photo by Joseph Ressler

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, associate curator at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection in The Wallace Center, demonstrated an Albion iron hand press on Nov. 18. Albion-style handpresses were first developed around 1820 in England by Richard Whittaker Cope. Their design proliferated, making them relatively inexpensive and popular in common small-job print shops. This Albion press housed in the Cary Collection belonged to the celebrated American artist John DePol (1913-2004) and was owned previously by prolific type designer Frederic Goudy (1865-1947).

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