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Footlight Printers Printing Specimens

 Collection
Identifier: 83-20
Samples of the press' work for Virginia City customers, including advertisements, invitations, calling cards, and tickets.

Dates

  • 1877-1878

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet (113 leaves)

Overview

Samples of Footlight Press' work for Virginia City customers, including advertisements, invitations, calling cards, and tickets.

Historical Note

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)]

Arrangement

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.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Footlight Printers Printing Specimens
Status
completed
Author
Jacque Sundstrand
Date
January 2019
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)