Hot Off the Presses: The Curtiss Show Print Collection
Through August 31
Thompson Library Gallery
1858 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
This exhibition documents the Curtiss Show Print Collection, a remarkable record of the beautiful letterpress work done by the company for its show business clients. The more than 1,200 printing blocks, as well as photographs, correspondence, job tickets, ledgers, and colorful print materials tell not only the story of the show printer, but also the history and legacy of traveling companies in the early to mid-20th century.
Ladies and gentlemen, you’ll see posters, window cards, heralds, tickets, ads, letterhead stationery, and much, much more. Want to know what entertained America “back then”? Step right up!