This poster advertising the big Albion vs Medina baseball game is the kind of work that print shops would have specialized in.
This card advertises the services of H.C. Hill and Sons, who donated the contents of their Knowlesville print shop to the museum.
The metal rectangle encasing the lettering is known as a chase. The phrase “cut to the chase” is a reference to this print shop tool.
These cases are designed to hold the printing letters. Each case has been labeled with the letters’ font so the printer could quickly and easily identify the shape, font, and location of lettering.