Photo Essay

.Vintage Americana.

.Vintage Americana.

A typewriter ribbon is an expendable module serving the function of transferring pigment to paper in various devices for impact printing. Such ribbons were part of standard designs for hand- or motor-driven typewriters, teleprinters, stenotype machines, computer-driven printers and many mechanical calculators, before electronic alternatives replaced most of them.

19 responses

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone said (10 May 2014):

    Beautiful Collection, Lynn thank you for sharing with us your collection

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (10 May 2014):

    Thank you Davide!

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (10 May 2014):


  • dp *

    dp * gave props (10 May 2014):

    Lovely collection and photos, cool essay.

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (10 May 2014):

    Thank you Lynn, for posting this wonderful vintage collection. It is always such a pleasure to see things from the past that were truly unique for the time

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 May 2014):

    Marvelous collection of vintage Americana.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (10 May 2014):

    Nicely done on this nostalgic subject. I still wish I could type on my old manual typewriter.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (10 May 2014):

    Thank you for taking the take to find a collection like this to photograph which is interesting for anyone born during that time period..Well done!.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (10 May 2014):

    Very beautiful collection! Looking at these pictures I remember my grandma writing long letters on her typewriter. As a child I loved to play it, ...I can still hear the sound.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 May 2014):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 May 2014):

    Cool story!! Very RAD!!!!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (12 May 2014):

    fantastic shot..... cool story my vote

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (14 May 2014):

    So creative, Lynn! Love this! my vote!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon   gave props (14 May 2014):

    A beautifully photographed series of this remarkable vintage collection! Love it! Voted!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (17 May 2014):


  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (21 May 2014):

    Love it. But I see nowhere to vote.

  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (22 May 2014): word and photo..great work

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (4 Nov 2015):

    You have so many wonderful collections of Vintage Americana and have shown and photographed them so well...Love this!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (27 Sep 2016):

    Back to nominate your photo essay!

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