Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet of Curiosities: Workers printing from a press

Workers printing from a press
stained glass window
Washburn University, courtesy of Tony Naylor, Theater Department

Picture of Workers printing from a pressThis window was rescued from University storage, where it had lingered for many years. It depicts workers in early modern dress inking a plate and printing it in a press. The press looks like the one that Gutenberg used when first printing the Bible around 1455.

This window may have come from Carnegie Library. Washburn alums Jim and Carol Vogel remember it having stained glass windows, which may have been removed c. 1961, when the building was radically remodeled. While it seems logical to have a depiction of a printing press in a library, this has not been confirmed.

If you know anything about this window, please let us know.

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