Pioneer Village Print Shop, Minden, Nebraska

This shows a few of the machines and devices for printing in a time before electricity or other power assistance. There is a hand press in the back, and what appears to be a rotary press in the left foreground. The shop sign shows three ‘printer’s devils’, the title of the printer’s apprentices in such businesses. Many famous American’s worked as printer’s devils, including Samuel Clemens, known as Mark Twain.

Made by Dexter, West Nyack, N.Y.

The description states:


One of 14 Old Craft Shops Seen Here

20,000 items in 20 buildings on 2 city blocks, showing man’s progress over the past 120 years. 132 Miles West of Lincoln, Nebr, on U. S. 6.

–This card likely dates from the 1960s.

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