Sunday, April 30, 2017

Benn Pitman: Shorthand Writer, Publisher, and Leader of the American Aesthetic Movement

Benn Pitman founded a shorthand publishing empire in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1853 that influenced the work of official court reporters in the U.S. for over 50 years. He also became one of the nation’s most dedicated advocates of the American Aesthetic Movement, a group of artists who saw the potential for fine art everywhere they looked—in furniture, textiles, stained glass, ceramics, and metal work.
Additional information about Pitman and the origins of official court reporting in the U.S. can be found in Guardians of the Record, which can be purchased by clicking on its cover in the right hand column.


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