This Underwood Leader (circa 1951) was manufactured at Toronto's Underwood Elliot Fisher Ltd facility. Today it lives among Canada's Science and Technology Museum (Ingenium) artefact collection in Ottawa.
I remember spending many hours back in school high hacking out essays on an old Underwood typewriter. That old girl taught me a lot. It taught me to think. It was unforgiving and you had to be disciplined—no backspace/delete/save. But most of all, it helped me discover the power of words and grow as an artist. A picture may paint a thousand words, but a thousand well-crafted words paint a vivid picture in your mind.
This print makes a great addition to art collectors that appreciate vintage-inspired themes and love the power of the written word.
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