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Charles Eneu Johnson & Company

Trade card, on thick cardstock.  The Charles Eneu Johnson & Company Printing Ink Company, sometime known as Charles Eneu Johnson & Company, Philadelphia Printing Ink Works. Charles Eneu was the grandson of Charles Johnson, Sr., who founded the company in 1804. A descendant reports that it was the first company in the United States set up to manufacture printing ink; previously, inks had been imported from Europe or made up by printers in small batches for their own use.
( Collection of Joe Freedman)


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