A New/Old Boston Print Shop

Just in time for Patriots Day here in Massachusetts, an eighteenth-century print shop has opened up in Boston:  the Printing Office of Edes & Gill, located in the Clough House adjacent to the Old North Church in Boston’s North End.  Named for the Revolutionary-era publishers of the Boston-Gazette and Country Journal, John Gill and Benjamin Edes, the print shop will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through mid-June and then every day for the summer.  Pictured below are images of printed matter past and present, including Paul Revere’s masthead logo of Britannia with liberty staff and cap, freeing a bird from its cage.

2 responses to “A New/Old Boston Print Shop

  • Bradford Green

    Will this print shop sell reproductions or will it also have some rare, originals for sale? This seems like a good destination for anyone interested in history. I wonder how these businesspeople think they will fare in a society that produces such disposable, inexpensive items and has little interest in the ‘real’,

    • daseger

      I’m not sure what the business plan for the shop is, Brad; I’m hoping to go down next weekend and check them out. Letterpress printing is very popular for cards and invitations, now that we live in a digital age.

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