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silverado
38 x 50 mm.
© Silverado Press
Printer/Publisher: Silverado Press. Strouse, Norman H.
Country: Michigan (U.S.)
New York (U.S.)
City: Birmingham
New York
Date: 1950
Keywords: trees, grapes, vinyards, mountains
Mottoes, Text:
Names, Initials: The Silverado Press
Device Designer:
Device Reference: Weygand, J.L. Collection of pressmarks p. 59
Go to Page: 58 60
Usage Period:
Notes: "While Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Osbourne honeymooned in Napa valley, California he made notes, in abandoned Silverado mine, for Silverado Squatters, and with his step-son toyed with a hand press. Because that valley and Stevenson are favorites of Norman Strouse, and because he has a step-son with whom he worked at a hand press, a name for his press came naturally. His mark depicts that locale: a winery, Mt. St. Helena and Silverado mine, and the huge oaks and eucalyptus of the valley." © 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/silverado.htm