Letter from the Public Printer Submitting a Report on the Conditions of Buildings Housing the Government Printing Office January 31, 1935 Referred To the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds and Ordered to be Printed with Illustrations
(Printing History)

Washington, D.C.: USGPO, 1935. 42 pages; black and white illustrated and with charts; depicting the present and proposed government printing plants, charts with power consumption; mostly a vindication of the need for a new plant, with each area depicted given a precis of conditions and why improvements are needed; shipping section of plant with busy workers, paper stock section, storing section, trucks unloading & shipping platform, conditions inviting disaster at the old building, document storage section, signature storage, wooden columns weakening old structure; main press section, job press section, printing areas, lionotype section, book proofroom with studious looking workers at desks, "...Employees work so closely together that the voices of nearby readers contiually interfere.. these employees receive too little air for either healthful or efficient working conditions..."; pamphlet section, binding division; platemaking division, more; original paper wrap covers, detached; some light wear; very good condition overall and interesting printing history ephemera, especially for conditions on the "factory floor". Very Good S (Item ID: 15228)


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