Acquired from the UK-based private press of I.M. Imprimit, the Pouchée Specimen Sheets are a rare collection of antique ornamented types, originally produced at the foundry of Louis John Pouchée (b. 1782, d. 1845). The letters were engraved by hand in the 1820s as patterns from which metal types could be made and sold to poster printers. They are richly ornamented fat-face styles, incorporating images of flowers, fruit, animals, musical instruments, agricultural implements, and Masonic symbols within the letterforms.
H_M_C_T_ POC · Collection · 1782
SPEC 81-2013.10.2 · Item · circa 1907Part of Charlie Potts photographs
SPEC 11-7-2017.27.8 · Item · circa 1900Part of George Jergenson papers
SPEC 81-2013.10.35 · Item · circa 1910Part of Charlie Potts photographs
SPEC 11-7-2017.27.10 · Item · 1911Part of George Jergenson papers
SPEC 11-7-2017.27.11 · Item · 1911Part of George Jergenson papers
SPEC 11-7-2017.27.12 · Item · 1913Part of George Jergenson papers
SPEC 11-7-2017.27.13 · Item · 1917Part of George Jergenson papers
SPEC 1-2004.63.5 · Item · circa 1920Part of Adams family papers
The Jergensons sitting on the front steps of their house. (Clockwise from top left): John A., Jennie, Harold, George.
SPEC 11-7-2017.27.15 · Item · 1926Part of George Jergenson papers
SPEC 11-7-2017.27.14 · Item · 1926 July 4Part of George Jergenson papers