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Extra Binding at the Lakeside Press, Chicago

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, founded in Chicago in 1864 by Canadian immigrant Richard Robert Donnelley, became the Lakeside Printing and Publishing Company in 1870. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the company successfully rebuilt their firm in Chicago and reopened in 1902. Lakeside, a producer of commercial brochures, was also known for its small press fine bindings.  William A. Kittredge, Director of Design and Typography at Lakeside from 1922-1945, commissioned well-regarded artists and designers, such as Rudolph Ruzicka, Edward A. Wilson, and W.A. Dwiggins.