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Description: This image shows examples of personalized bookplate designs from the Antioch Bookplate Company's 1931 catalog, page 20. The page features four bookplates, each with a different design and typography. The bookplates have engraved black-and-white images, and the quartet of bookplates is displayed on a turquoise background. The business was founded in 1926 by Ernest Morgan and Walter Kahoe, two enterprising work-study students at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. They worked in the college's printing shop and came up with a novel idea for using the accumulated scrap paper: making decorative bookmarks and bookplates. With the college's blessing, they launched the Antioch Bookplate Company. Kahoe eventually sold his share in the business to Morgan, who then expanded the company into a highly successful operation. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05873
Subjects: Cultural Ohio--Literary Ohio; Antioch Bookplate Company; Bookplates; Catalogs; Books and reading
Places: Printed Material