A Visit to the Print Shop of Edes & Gill

WIN_20160202_121406Our class visited the Print Shop of Edes & Gill, in the North End of Boston.  Proprietor Gary Gregory explained the printing trade, and Benjamin Franklin’s role as a printer.  Rachel Fancy and Alexander Marcus tried their hands at printing the Declaration of Independence.

For more on the Print Shop, here is their web-site:

Printing office of Edes & Gill


WIN_20160202_121123WIN_20160202_123044WIN_20160202_123129Then we signed a copy of the Declaration of Independence!

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Professor Allison chairs the History Department at Suffolk University. He is the author of A Short History of Boston, The American Revolution: A Concise History, and other books; he produced "Before 1776" on colonial America for the Teaching Company's Great Courses, and he is vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

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