The University Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio--site of the 2009 AAPA convention
Gary Bossler and Jack Scott
Jack Visser and Jean Jones
Dale Starr, Austin Jones, Jiyani Lawson
Barry Schrader, Linda Donaldson, Bob Tauber
Bob Tauber, Barry Schrader, Jack Visser and a bit of Guy Miller
George Hamilton and Susan Petrone
Linda Donaldson is blogging
Jack Scott, Dale Starr, Jiyani Lawson, plus Linda's computer screen
Gary Bossler took pictures...
...so did Linda...
... and Ivan, too.
Delegates gather in the library before the tour Friday morning.
Dave Tribby (on stairs) tried to capture on his camera the grandeur of the OSU Main Library.
Wes Boomgaarden, Bob Tauber's boss, explained some of the things happening in the library program at OSU.
Barry Schrader, Lee Hawes, Bill Justice, and Gary Bossler listen to Wes Boomgaarden's talk.
AAPA members observe and converse in the "jewel in the crown" at OSU's Thompson Memorial Library on fifth floor.
A view of the interior of the Thompson Memorial Library.
Part of the display of rare books in "Journeys" display in the library.
An old 1704 book on "Opticks."
Jim Patterson, Jack Visser, Sky and Johanna Shipley, and Austin Jones look over the Nuremburg Chronicles in the rare book room.
The curator of the cartoon library gives an overview of OSU's Cartoon Library and Museum.
Rich Hopkins, Jack Visser, Bill Justice, Barry Schrader, Sky Shipley, Lynda Hopkins, and Sean Donnelly listen as Eric Johnson gives a very knowledgeable history of "Penny Dreadfuls" and "Dime Novels."
Linda Donaldson, Gary Bossler, and others look through the Cartoon Museum.
Michael Coughlin inspects some of the journal collections in the "silent auction" while Austin Jones and Guy Miller discuss another.
One of the technicians in the book restoration lab explains some of the processes used in restoring old and damaged books to as near their original appearance as possible. Maurine Scott, Johanna Shipley, and Susan Petrone look on.
Dale Starr in the Logan Elm Press, as he gave instructions for stamping out one of the parts of the glider.
Dale Starr, giving instructions for assembling the gliders while members listen and watch the demo.
Dale demonstrates stamping out a part for the glider, using a 5x8 Kelsey press.
Bill Justice is ready to try his skill at die cutting, under the watchful eye of Dale Starr.
This is the final product aimed for by the skilled glider crafters in the AAPA. Note the piece of type balancing the weight on the front of the glider.
Rich Hopkins shows off his model glider, which won him first place in the glider flying contest.
AAPA President Leland Hawes has become a glider manufacturer! Here he is, stamping out one of the components on a 5x8 Kelsey press.
Liz Tribby, assembling her glider.
Jack Visser is also assembling a glider.
Here Jack Scott (USAF ret.) is showing his wife Maurine how to assemble a glider.
Aeronautics Engineers Leland Hawes and Guy Miller, showing off their AAPA gliders.
Test pilot Gary Bossler, ready to test fly his glider.
George Hamilton has just launched his glider. He appears to be giving it remote directions.
Here is Susan Petrone, launching her glider.
Kay Schrader is getting ready to do her launch.
Barry Schrader, not to be outdone by his wife, made a spectacular launch of his glider!
Johanna Shipley, watching her glider soar off.
Liz Tribby's glider taking off.
One of AAPA's novelists, Susan Petrone, talking of her experiences in getting published.
Susan Petrone, talking about her new novel, "A Body at Rest."
There is a lot involved in getting a novel published, as Susan explained to the group.
Some of the items waiting to be auctioned.
Auctioneer Sky Shipley and his wife/helper Johanna have a light moment during the auction.
Sky, auctioning off an item in the "live auction." There was spirited bidding on this book!
Sky takes a bid from Jiyani Lawson (of course!) for a miniature press and its accoutrements.
This is difficult to read, but it explains the history of Mountain House, the home of Dard Hunter.
Dard Hunter III greeted the AAPA members and gave an overview of what we were going to see as we toured the house and its studios.
The view over Chillicothe from the Mountain House.
Dard Hunter III with the AAPA group in the print shop of his grandfather, Dard Hunter. Sean Donnelley is looking on.
In back is a page of 18 point type set by Dard Hunter I, using type he designed and hand-cast. He carved the large initial A in wood. A hand type mould is in the right foreground.
Bill Boys, Sean Donnelly, and Dard Hunter III in Dard's the print shop of Dard's grandfather, Dard Hunter I.
Leland Hawes asks a question of Eileen Wallace, of the Mile Wide Press.
George Hamilton checking out Eileen's Heidelberg press, while Sean Donnelly and Dale Starr listen to Eileen.
Eileen also has a Heidelberg cylinder press.
Eileen Wallace demonstrating the operation of the Heidelberg platen press.
Eileen Wallace, talking about her printing jobs on the Heidelberg, while Bill Boys inspects the press.
Depictions of type casting, paper making, and printing, done in glass by Dard Hunter I.
Dard Hunter III, talking to the group about watermarks. He holds a paper mold with with watermarks imbedded in the screen.
An intricate and elaborate watermark. (The line across the beard is just a reflection, as the paper is behind mylar.)
Samples of portraits done as watermarks.
A poster designed and printed by Dard Hunter
The Dard Hunter studio and warehouse in downtown Chillicothe, Ohio
Maurine Scott and Johanna Shipley at the Sunday afternoon picnic. Maurine seems to be saying, "And Sky spends all that time in the foundry?!"
At the Sunday afternoon picnic: Debra Starr, Michael Jacobs, Jack Scott, Dave Tribby, and Liz Tribby enjoy an animated conversation.
Jiyani Lawson, getting in good with the chef, Max Tauber.
Sky Shipley, Amber Tauber, and Bill Boys chatting at the picnic Sunday afternoon.
Linda Donaldson, George Hamilton at the picnic.
Chef Max Tauber, preparing our burgers and hot dogs.
Leland Hawes, Sean Donnelly, and Convention Host Bob Tauber chatting at the Sunday afternoon picnic.
George Hamilton announces the limerick contest winner at the Saturday evening banquet
President Leland Hawes, wearing his gator tie, making remarks at the 2009 AAPA convention banquet
Delegates to the 2009 AAPA convention gather outside the Dard Hunter mountain house. FRONT ROW: Jeffrey Schroff, Richard Hopkins, Robert Tauber, Jiyani Lawson, Dale Starr, James Patterson, Linda Donaldson. SECOND ROW: Liz Tribby, Lynda Hopkins, Johanna Shipley, Maurine Scott, Kathy Coughlin, Leland Hawes, Ivan Snyder, George Hamilton, Barry Schrader. BACK ROW: David Tribby, Michael Jacobs, Sky Shipley, Jack Scott, William Boys, Sean Donnelly, William Justice, Michael Coughlin.