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The Printing Museum
1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
The Printing Museum in Houston focuses on technological innovations that helped to advance printing and publishing, beginning with clay tablets and the invention of paper and continuing through the 20th century. Highlights of the collection include ancient Mesopotamian Cylinder Seals, medieval Illuminated Manuscripts, a working replica of Gutenberg’s press, a working 19th century iron handpress, an a 20th century model Linotype machine. The museum also houses historic publications, including Benjamin Franklin's original 1765 Pennsylvania Gazette and an 1863 New York Herald that announced the Emancipation Proclamation.