The Saunders Press Collection

Galesburg native Ruth Thomson operated the Saunders Studio Press with her husband Lynne Saunders in the 1920’s and ‘30’s in Claremont, California. Among the imprints issued by the press were titles on bookplates, including The Book of Artists' Own Bookplates, authored by Saunders herself. The bookplates exhibited here are representative of the dozens of plates which she designed and printed for friends and libraries in southern California.

Photoengravings (zinc cut or halftone)

Wood Engravings

Linoleum Cuts

Designs With Type

The Saunders Press Collection