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William Hall Sherwood was the founder of the Sherwood Music School.

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This photo shows the student rubbing the paper against the inked stamp with a metal spoon. This helps transfer the ink from the stamp to the paper.

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In this photo, the student is applying ink to the stamp with a roller. They wear gloves to avoid staining their hands with the ink. The ink is applied with a roller brush for ease and to ensure even distribution.

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This photo is a detail shot of the stamped paper being lifted off the stamp. The student wears gloves to prevent ink smudging on their hands, and must carefully and gently pull the paper away from the inked stamp. This ensures that there is no…

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This photo shows the completed second step of creating stamp one without the underlay. It demonstrates the versatility of this printing method, as the second stamp still creates a clear and identifiable image. The printers would have had the choice…

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This photo gives a closer look at the first step stamp to create stamp one, the body of a seated man. The relatively plain stamp is easier to see, giving the viewer a better idea of why a two step process to create the finished product gives a…

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This photograph shows several of the stamps used in the Sherwood correspondence books. In the center of the photo is the base stamp for a two-part process. It is the body of a seated man, with some detailing and a few facial features. Above that…

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The metal side of an unprinted stamp. It has a bar of music and chords with the correct fingering for students to learn and practice.

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The metal side of a stamp. It has a bar of music for correspondence students to learn and practice, and looks to be teaching the relationship between chords.

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The metal side of a stamp. It has a bar of music in the key of A for correspondence students to learn and practice.