Broadside Printing Event

Keepsake for the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
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The Book Arts & Special Collections Center and San Francisco History Center present a Panama-Pacific International Exposition Centennial  Broadside Printing Event in the San Francisco History Center. Come experience letterpress printing on the library’s 1909 Albion handpress and take home a unique keepsake broadside.

Our co-sponsors, the American Printing History Association’s NorCal Chapter, will provide printing expertise.


Everyone is welcome; broadsides are limited to the first 100 people.

See the handpress in action from our previous Valentine broadside printing events!

Visit the exhibition Company's Coming: San Francisco Hosts the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Resources for researching the PPIE

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Panama Pacific International Exposition.

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