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Prof. John Winthrop memorial plaque

Photo(s) by Joe Clark. Imported from Flickr on Apr 5, 2014. Artwork published in
circa 1979
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    Prof. John Winthrop memorial plaque
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Joe Clark and tagged with “souvenir”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The blue oval plaque commemorating Prof. John Winthrop (1714–1779) is typeset in ITC Souvenir, a typeface that many designers love to hate. And entirely in bold all caps, no less! The plaque was probably placed on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Winthrop’s passing in 1979, when Souvenir’s popularity was still unbroken. The Cambridge Historical Commission was founded in 1963.

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