Lee Jay Stoltzfus, author 

The Black Art: A History of Printing in Lancaster County, PA

This website explores the lives and careers of letterpress printers in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. The site is my typographic celebration of a unique place, and its people.

…Cloistered, celibate printers at the Ephrata Cloister in the 1740s.
…Hot-headed, colonial printers.
…Printers’ apprentices become media moguls.
…The most successful American woman printer of the 1800s.

…and lots of Amish and Mennonite letterpress history:
(To help reclaim Germanic, Fraktur fonts for my Amish grandparents.)

Lee Jay Stoltzfus
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania