The Cushing Memorial Library at A&M University was most warm, welcoming, and well presented. The 15th Book History Workshop was in session during our visit and we met many new friends with similar interests. The weather was a little uncooperative with a tornado scare, flash flooding and torrential downpours that had us wading through fast moving rivers on the streets and sidewalks. All in all, it was an interesting experience that did not dampen our enthusiasm.
Part of the Loran Laughlin Collection at the Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, this block with the uncut background was not used in printing, but the image (with the white background) was widely used for broadsides, poems and other publications as seen above in “Our Countrymen in Chains.”
The Kelsey Reading room’s wrought iron gate displays symbols used as brands for cattle.
Treasures abound, including this gem by David Jones as well as the beautiful Engravings by David Jones: A survey by Douglas Cleverdon.
Lac des Pleurs by Gaylord Shanilec.
Barry Moser’s illustrated Holy Bible.
An illustration from Abigail Rorer’s Of Woodland Pools, Spring-holes and Ditches.
A light-hearted and humorous print by John DePol.
Illustrations from Lynd Ward’s Vertigo.
Touch the Parlor Press made by former WEN member, Steve Pratt.
Tony Drehfal admiring the wooden hand press used by students during the Book History Workshop.
Thank you so much WEN hostess, Mirka Hokkanen and Cushing Memorial Library staff!