Mystery Blocks

A couple more of the blocks proofed last week. The ones shown here all are about 2 x 3 inches.

This wood engraving was the most interesting. No idea who the artist was. Doesn't look like a Kuthan.

This was the oddest in terms of subject matter for a wood engraving:

This grasshopper, and the three borders all defintely are Kuthans. The grasshopper, being a linocut, was not in good shape, with a few dings & divots, so we only pulled a few proofs of that one.

A few small engraved borders. The one on top wasn't cleared out much in the middle, and even with a fair bit of makeready it wanted to print.

Another engraving. No idea who Newman was; possibly a binder, with that needle in hand?A surgeon? A despised letter carrier?

To end, this copper photo-engraving (approx. 4 x 6") of a drawing by David Greer. Possibly used on the cover of a B.C. Library Quarterly, late 1950s or early '60s, when Bob Reid was the designer.