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P.J. Mulder & zoon – Boek en Steendrukkerij (1872 – 1951) – Book Publishing & Lithography – Leiden, NL – Gaia Son, Lowlands Correspondence

Steen en boek drukkerij – Drukkerij Mulder – Stone & Book publishing – Miller Publishing © Gaia Son

The iconic windmill in the Dutch landscape is equally ubiquitous in literature and graphic representations. Here in this painted advert, it is used as a reference as to what the windmill can do, other than pumping water out to the sea, but milling grain. Mulder in Dutch is Miller and the windmill is a miller’s most prized tool- but the stone is the printer’s most prized tool – a smooth limestone surface used in lithographic printing, which was developed in the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1796 by German author and actor Alois Senefelder.

© Gaia Son

Jaarboekje voor geschiedenis en oudheidkunde van Leiden en Rijnland. Tevens orgaan van de vereeniging Oud Leiden 1940 – Yearbook for the history and archeology of Leiden and Rhineland. Also the document of the Union of Old Leiden 1940 – P.J. Mulder & Zoon

Taken from the above historical publication printed by P.J. Mulder & Son, This is the Coat of Arms & Motto of Leiden: Haec Libertatis Ergo – Omwille van de vrijheid – For the sake of freedom – which refers to the time of the Dutch resistance against the Spaniards in the sixteenth century, given the time of this printing in 1940 during the German Occupation, its meaning resounded.

Haec Libertatis Ergo Geocoin Antique Silver – Geocaching Coin – CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE

© Gaia Son

Peddling of print works on the public street – Het venten van drukwerk op de openbare straat – (Leiden – P.J. Mulder en Zoon, 1895)

© Gaia Son

Title page from Het Venten van drukwerk op de openbare straat by J.J. van Riemsdijk Kreenen

© Gaia Son

P.J. Mulder & zoon, Boek en Steendrukkerij Breestraat 70  (1872 – 1951)

Photo taken on March 12, 2007 www.ipernity.com/doc/288839/16965727 © Michiel 2005

Other samples of printed materials by Mulder:

Board game manufactured by the Dutch Savings Band – www.hongs.nl/index.asp?u=Mulder%20Leyden&vi=li

www.hongs.nl/index.asp?u=Mulder%20Leyden&vi=li

Lowlands Correspondent: Gaia Son – Stoom Boek en Steendrukkerij – Steam Book & Stone Lithography – Leiden, NL

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

© Gaia Son

Description: Steam Printing, shop and apartment-

Between 1889 and 1890 this steam printing business with associated store and attic apartment was build. Printing (1889) as well as shop (1890) were built by Eduard IJdo designed by architect D. Veilbrief. The most representative facade of the store with apartment is built close to the then very common Dutch Neo-Renaissance style. The other facades have no particular stylistic characteristics. Parts of the store interior are in original condition and in close stylistically to the exterior. The Highland Kerkgracht oriented retail property is part of the protected townscape. – National Monuments Website – Rijksmonumenten NL

Lithographing & Commercial Printing – Prince Street – SoHo, NYC

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

  • Fading Ad Campaign – Three Non Sequiturs – with reflection of Frank Stella’s Brooklyn Bridge in window.

Scranton Lithographing Company – Scranton, PA

© Frank H. Jump

Lithographing – 120 Prince Street, Soho NYC 2005

Lithographing - Prince Street
© Frank H. Jump

Lithographing – Manifold Books, Special Forms, Engraving

I took this shot at night in July 2005 while Vincenzo and I were walking with my buddy, anthropologist Dr. Andrew Irving through the streets of Soho. After looking at the reflection in the left window, it reminded me of Joseph Stella’s Brooklyn Bridge. So I dropped it in for posterity. I originally posted this image on the Fading Ad Campaign Website as one of Three Nonsequiturs.