The Private Presses of New Mexico

The Laughing Horse Press

Spud Johnson

Spud Johnson printing on his Kelsey platen press, Taos, ca. 1930. Johnson, who called himself “a pamphleteer of no mean wit and experience,” was a utilitarian printer rather than a fine printer and produced his work without the use of precious materials. Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin.

Spud Johnson 1929 Laughing Horse The Ballad of Santa Fee Sal

The Ballad of Santa Fee Sal The Horse Fly
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The Press of Gustave Baumann Clarks Studio
Ranchos Press Rydal Press
Laughing Horse Press Seton Village Press

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