Saturday, October 22, 2011

News-Lined Walls

Sometimes, when people clean out their attic, they find old newspapers. What this guy found was better than just newspapers: he found a bunch of plates used in the printing process nailed to his attic walls. They don't appear to be the actual printing plates; those would be mirror-reversed for the printing process. These look like they're embossed, like either the mold for casting the printing plate, or something thick and soft run through the presses without ink.

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Blogger Exile Bibliophile said...

These are the later iteration of what was once known as stereotyping. I too have found these sheets in old houses, often in the ceilings of basements or attics.

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