Bowne in 1975 – Four Early Photographs

June 4, 2011 § 2 Comments

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

In February, 1975, New York City mayor Abraham Beame visited the brand new Bowne & Co., Stationers shop for the bicentennial of Bowne & Co, Inc., the large financial printing company. In front of the mayor, who is talking to Edmund Stanley, then CEO of Bowne & Co., Inc., is the Lucite time capsule that was placed under the wall safe in Bowne. The capsule is meant to be opened in 2075. Type historians will be glad to see that the typeface Optima, then fashionable, appears on one of the documents in the capsule. Also inside: a playbill from Grease and a copy of W magazine.

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

Mayor Beame declared February 25, 1975 “Bowne Bicentennial Day” and presented a proclamation to Edmund Stanley and Peter Stanford.

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

The Mayor printed a business card for himself on a tiny card press.

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

Edmund Stanley and unidentified friends in Bowne.

All photos from the Edmund A. Stanley Collection at the Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library

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