Brochure for Cooley's Cabinet Printing Office, dated July, 1862

Description
Like other portable presses sold at this time, J. G. Cooley's New York Cabinet Press was sold with accompanying equipment in more than one size. This 1862 advertisement for the Cooley press calls for its use by small country printers, merchants, druggists, grocers, bankers, and the army and navy &c.
The advertisement states: Gen. McClellan, upon the recommendation of Capt. Irwin, of his staff, who was detailed especially to examine it, ordered two complete offices for his head-quarters, Col. Ferris, of the Conn. Fifth, has one; Col. Mix, of the New York Cavalry, has one; Gen. Burnside has one; Gen. Porter, one; Rev. G. D. Crocker, Chaplain of Ira Harris Bridgade, has one; Capt. Tallmadge has one at Fortress Monroe . . . .
No known examples of this press still exist.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pamphlet
Object Type
Letterpress
date made
ca 1862
printer
Cooley, J. G.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 14 cm; 8 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in
Place Made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
2007.0162.010
accession number
2007.0162
catalog number
2007.0162.010
subject
Printing
Communications
Industry & Manufacturing
Cultures & Communities
Military
Civil War
Civil War Field Printing
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Civil War Field Printing
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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