Traveling with Twain

In Search of America's Identity

Old Sturbridge Village printer shows us how it’s done

Though the period represented by Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum in Sturbridge, Mass., is slightly earlier than when Samuel Clemens worked as a printer, the Village’s printer, 62-year-old William Contino, demonstrates what it was like to be a mid-nineteenth-century printer. Not only did Contino give us a printing demonstration, but we also got a bit of an etymology lesson, as well as vehement displays of nostalgia for a century he did not personally live in.

Video by Dan

Post to Twitter

Comments are closed.