Thursday, August 27, 2009

W.A. Dwiggins & F.W. Goudy

A young W.A. Dwiggins worked on book designs and lettering from the Goudy's dining room table when they lived in Hingham MA (circa 1904-5). Bertha Goudy and Mabel Dwiggins were very close friends who shared many adventures together. Later in life WAD seems to have made some derogatory remarks about Goudy and his work.... I wonder if it was a true falling out or if they remained friends. Mabel certainly wrote fondly of Bertha after her death in "Hingham Interlude", an essay in a collection titled "Bertha S. Goudy – First Lady of Printing".

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