NYC circa 1954

Here’s the cover and spreads from an eight page booklet (5×7″) showing Vandercook’s Eastern Office and Demonstration Room. Formerly located at 323 East 44th Street, this aerial photo suggests that it had a view of the distinctive United Nations building (foreground), which was completed in 1952. Posted for New York friends in advance of my […]

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Louis Flader

Today’s Vandercook operators may know that most models were designed to meet the needs of the bygone photoengraving industry. A central figure of that industry was the German-born American Louis Flader (1877-1963): technician, labor leader, executive and author. As editor of Photo-Engravers Bulletin he wrote the articles “Story of a Visit to the New Vandercook […]

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Vandercook Book

I just had the opportunity to sit down with a copy of the Vandercook Book assembled by Roni Gross and Barbara Henry of the Center For Book Arts. It was clearly a massive undertaking and it was worth the effort. Huge congratulations to the Center, to Roni and Barbara, and to those who contributed work. […]

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