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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Library Hand, the Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs

“Library hand,” was a penmanship style developed for the purpose of keeping catalogs standardized and legible. Developed by a group of librarians at a conference in September, 1885 it was as near to type as possible and did away away with individual characteristics. It was based on a style used by inventor Thomas Edison who had been experimenting with penmanship styles in order to find the most speedy and legible type of handwriting for telegraph operators.

More: Atlas Obscura

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