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Guide to the Lockwood Sanford Wood Engraving Proof Books
1938-1913 (Bulk 1880-1904)
 PR 247

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Collection processed by Sandra Markham and Jenny Gotwals.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 05, 2012
Description is in English.

Biographical Note

Lockwood Sanford (1817-1890) was born in Naugatuck, CT. He moved to New Haven in 1837 and became apprenticed to engraver E. L. Barber. Sanford and Barber formed a partnership in 1843. In 1847, Barber moved to California, and Sanford continued his business on his own. Sanford specialized in wood engraving used to supplement billheads, price sheets, circulars, and other publications printed by local industries, both manufacturing concerns and retail stores. Sanford's son Frederick was working in the business at the time of his father's death, and continued working as a wood engraver at least until 1913