Monday, September 22, 2008

The Making of a Book, circa 1947

Thought this old Brittanica Edu-Series 16mm film video from 1947 might provide a bit of insight on how typographed books were made in the age of Stereo Metal plates, or "Stereotypes". My prized 1936 copy of "Gone With the Wind" was made in exactly this manner.

Hope you enjoy it. If for no other reason than to bring back memories of Junior High School (remember when they called it by that name?)


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