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1860s Johnson Indian Warrior w Tomahawk

7 x 13.5 pica ( 1 3/16 x 2 inches)

A beautiful mid 19th century foundry block that features a finely detailed Indian with headdress, bow and arrow quiver over the shoulder, and a tomahawk in the other hand. Solid foundry cast alloy with electrotype copper face letterpress printer?s type block.

Foundry Marking: Foundry stamp on one end from Johnson Type Foundry, actually MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan. They called the foundry "The Johnson Foundry" out of affection for the former owner, Larry Johnson.