Women and Paper: a postcard collection recounting women's involvement in a variety of trades and crafts in the fabrication of paper. Jocelyn Helaine Cohen.
Women and Paper: a postcard collection recounting women's involvement in a variety of trades and crafts in the fabrication of paper
Women and Paper: a postcard collection recounting women's involvement in a variety of trades and crafts in the fabrication of paper

Women and Paper: a postcard collection recounting women's involvement in a variety of trades and crafts in the fabrication of paper

Martinsville, IN: Helaine Victoria Press, 1983. 5x6.75 inch letterpress-printed folder containing four postcards printed on handmade paper, with illustrations depicting women involved in the paper-making process in Japan, France, Mexico and the US at the turn of the century. Text on the album cover notes that it was printed on a Chandler and Price Platen Press by Cohen.

Helaine Victoria Press, which took its name from the middle names of founders Jocelyn Helaine Cohen and Nancy Taylor Victoria Poore, started with an offset press in Santa Monica but switched to an 80-year old cast iron letterpress, “the method which was standard when we were trying to get the vote.” The press is remembered as the pre-eminent producer of feminist historical postcards in the 1970s and 1980s, but these may be the most elaborate postcards it produced.

Cat.No: 193781

Price: $95.00