Footlight Press Printing Specimens
Scope and Contents
Samples of the press' work for Virginia City customers, including advertisements, invitations, calling cards, and tickets.
- Footlight Press (Creator, Organization)
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The Footlight was originally a newspaper printed by J. Croall and Co. By 1875, John W. Plant and John A. Mahanny became publishers. Plant soon retired and David L. Brown replaced him. Brown and Mahanny published the Footlight as well as printed other materials such as flyers, business cards, and menus from their office in the rear of their bookstore on the corner of C and Taylor streets in Virginia City, Nevada. Around 1880s, Mahanny retired and Brown became the sole proprietor and editor of the Footlight.
[Information from The Newspapers of Nevada by Richard Lingenfelter and Karen Rix Gash (1984)]
0.4 Linear Feet (113 leaves)
Language of Materials
Samples of Footlight Press' work for Virginia City customers, including advertisements, invitations, calling cards, and tickets. Material from 1877-1878.
Arranged by type of sample, i.e., tickets, calling cards, etc.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Talisman Press via Friends of the Library in August 1983.
- Guide to the Footlight Printers Printing Specimens
- Jacque Sundstrand
- January 2019
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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