Motive Book Shop
Mimeograph, ca. 1909
The desktop publishing device of the mid-1950s, stencil duplicators were used by grassroots publishers throughout the country, including two of the private presses in Lasting Impressions. John Brandi’s Tooth of Time Books and Judson Crews’ Motive Magazine were launched on mimeograph machines. Still manufactured today, the mimeograph can be traced to Thomas Edison, who received a patent for his design in 1876. Courtesy of Marlo R. Martinez, New Mexico Office Supply, Española.