Please join us on April 30 from 5 to 7 pm for the closing reception of the Globe Reversed exhibition. This exhibition is on display in the museum gallery from March 5th through April 30, 2016.
The Globe Printing Company of Chicago was once among the leading makers of posters for circuses, rodeos, fairs, entertainment and general merchandising. After the business closed, the largely unique printing blocks were stored in a semi trailer for over 25 years until they were donated to the museum and transferred to Two Rivers. These pieces of wood type, images, and illustration cuts were often printed, then another image was carved into the back of the block. The original image would then be shimmed so that the next image would print evenly. The backs of these blocks make for interesting compositions and stories. This exhibition shows off those blocks as well as original posters that were used for make ready in the printing process.