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sangamon
45 x 48 mm.
© Sangamon Press
Printer/Publisher: Sangamon Press. Holt, Hallie H., 1890-
Country: Illinois (U.S.) City: Springfield Date: 1955
Keywords: birds, herons, sun, clouds
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Device Designer: Holt, Hallie H., 1890-
Device Reference: Weygand, J.L. Collection of pressmarks p. 72
Go to Page: 71 73
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Notes: "In his 64th year, and without previous printing experience, Hallie Holt took to printing a 226-page book on a 6x9 handpress. When that contrption showed little respect "for an old man's back," the book was completed on a 10x15 Reliable "power machine," and issued in 1955 as the first imprint of this press. Its device, drawn by the printer, is a heron, wading in the Sangamon river bottoms, supposedly near Abe Lincoln's New Salem, Illinois." © James Lamar Weygand
Source:
Weygand, James Lamar.
A collection of pressmarks gathered from America's private presses and from others not so private.
Nappanee, Ind., Private Press of the Indiana Kid, 1956.
Reference:
Location: University of Florida
URL: http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/rarebook/devices/sangamon.htm