Anne Catharine Green — printer

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Green, Anne Catharine (Printer)
[Colonial currency]
[Annapolis, Maryland]: Printed by A. C. and W. Green, [ca. 1770-1774]
Dutch immigrant Anne Catharine Hoof Green worked alongside her husband in his Maryland printing business. When he died in 1767, she inherited his bankruptcy debt along with the shop—a pattern repeated in the lives of many women printers. She went on to successfully petition the state assembly to continue her appointment as public printer to the Province of Maryland. Sympathetic to the Revolution, she ran a busy shop and post office, printing books, pamphlets, almanacs, and colonial currency. She paid off the debt. Green used the process of nature printing to protect against counterfeiting.
Green, Anne Catharine (Printer), [Colonial currency], [Annapolis, Maryland]: Printed by A. C. and W. Green, [ca. 1770-1774], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed March 04, 2021,


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