Benjamin Franklin: The Original Hipster - Moveable Type Enthusiast

Benjamin Franklin: The Original Hipster - Moveable Type Enthusiast
Rick Adams

At age 12, Benjamin Franklin entered into an apprenticeship under his older brother James, where he learned the printing trade. It was in his brother’s New England-based newspaper that Franklin published his famous Silence Dogood letters. He worked in several printing shops in Philadelphia and London before becoming the publisher of The Pennsylvania Gazette in 1728. In 1747, he retired from the printing business to pursue the roles of statesman and postmaster, among others.

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: THE ORIGINAL HIPSTER
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