The Hammer Creek near Lititz, PA
Photography by John Fass
John Fass named his private press the Hammer Creek Press, for this stream that flowed near his home town. His Hammer Creek pressmark was a turtle, symbolizing slow and deliberate craftsmanship. The Hammer Creek represented life in the slow lane, far from the fast pace of life in Manhattan.
This mill and the covered bridge, above, were featured as wood engravings in John Fass' 1956 book A Primer of Life Along the Hammer Creek. The engravings were by John's friend John DePol.
Above: John Fass perched above the Hammer Creek
Black and White Photographs of the Hammer Creek by John Fass circa 1951: