Tuesday, November 3, 2009

ABC Wednesday - P is for Pioneer Printing Press



Here we are once again searching for what could represent a new letter in the challenge at ABC Wednesday. This week it is P.
Scrolling through the photos I was looking for pansies and pumpkins, when I came across photos of our class trip to a pioneer village. The shots taken of the printing press were so fitting
for this week.




How different from printing newspapers now!

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10 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What fun shots for the day! Yes, printing newspapers is very, very different today! Interesting post, Beverly!

Hope the rest of your week goes well!

Sylvia

Hildred and Charles said...

What a lot of skill and time it must have taken to run a Pioneer Printing Press. Great Post

Mara said...

Nice P. And a very important gadget in this world: making sure more and more people can read books.

photowannabe said...

Perfect choice for the letter P. Where would we be without the printing press?

Joy said...

The greatest of the inventions. Love those old presses

Roger Owen Green said...

Very interesting piece on printing.

Tumblewords: said...

Printing presses are a wonderful invention. Where would we be without them...

Jay said...

My father was a printer! Not quite from the pioneer era, but he was trained in 'hot metal' type, where you had to compose the text one letter at a time using tiny metal blocks, each with a raised (and reversed) letter or character on them, in large wooden trays.. I imagine it took some concentration and diligence - as you say, a long, long way from how it's done today!

Thanks for the memories!

Kara aka Mother Henna said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh, printing presses! Aren't they lovely?! Always desperately wanted a small press do handpress broadsides of poetry. Always seemed so romantic to me :) Thanks for posting these, Bev! Miracles, k-

Judi said...

What a great idea. Interesting!