Cannonball Press recreated the on-board letterpress newsletter once editioned for sailors on the USFS Olympia. The Olympia is the oldest steel battleship still afloat, and is docked at the Philadelphia Seaport. It was the battleship of Admiral Dewey during the Spanish American War. The opening event featured an Ice Cream Social by the legendary Franklin Fountain Ice Cream Parlor! Visit the Olympia. Its is very cool. You won't regret it.
This event is part of the "Out of Print" program.Program support for Out of Print is provided by The Barra Foundation, Inc.
Out of Print is a collaboration between Philagrafika and five historic collections in Philadelphia including: the American Philosophical Society Museum, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Independence Seaport Museum, the Rosenbach Museum & Library; and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.This program was organized as part of the Philagrafika 2010: Out of Print. For information on Philagrafika 2010, other Out of Print Projects and more than 75 other independently curated projects taking place throughout the city, please visit the web site www.philagrafika2010.org. Philagrafika, the organizing body of Philagrafika 2010, is a nonprofit arts organization in Philadelphia that provides leadership for large-scale, collaborative initiatives with broad public exposure.