120 Years of Fine Printing : the Story of Woodbury and Company

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Date & Time: Friday, June 4, 2010 - Friday, September 24, 2010
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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WPI: George C. Gordon Library
Gladwin Gallery, Ground Floor
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Description: Worcester's Woodbury and Company was led by four generations of Worcester Polytechnic Institute-educated men, beginning with John C. Woodbury, Class of 1876. The company specialized in birds-eye view factory drawings and became known in the 20th Century for its fine photogravure letterhead stationery. After the company closed in 2002, the Woodbury family gave the companys archives to WPI and they are now housed in WPIs Archives & Special Collections. The exhibition traces the history of Woodbury and Company and features large original factory drawings, as well as early wood engraving prints, photogravure prints, first day covers, and examples of letterhead stationery throughout most of the 20th Century.
A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. on June 4. Watch short film on history of Woodbury Company: Excerpts from Interview of Kim Woodbury
More Information: E-mail: archives@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-6112
Entered by: WPI University Archives + Special Collections

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