“What one woman has done women can do.”
— Fay Fuller
This is an “unofficial” member of the Dead Feminists broadsides series, a small letterpress keepsake done in the style and spirit of the series, designed as a keepsake to commemorate its sister piece, a large 3-foot-by-3-foot steamroller print we created at the 2016 Wayzgoose Festival in Tacoma, WA.
The Write Path celebrates the life and work of Evelyn Fay Fuller, a teacher and journalist and the first female reporter for the Tacoma Ledger. She is best known, however, as the first woman to climb to the summit of Mt. Rainier—a feat she achieved in 1890. The climbing party that ascended the trail after Fuller found the path strewn with her hairpins, calling it “proof that a woman had really made it to the summit.” Fuller went on to found several mountaineering clubs in the Pacific Northwest, and wrote a long-running newspaper column about Mt. Rainier after she made her ascent.
The piece was printed by hand on an antique Vandercook Universal One press, on archival, 100% rag (cotton) paper, and is signed and numbered by both artists.
Paper size: 7 x 7 inches
Edition size: 212 prints
Paper has four deckle (torn) edges
This original artwork is copyright Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring 2016. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this print. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.
WA state residents are subject to sales tax.
This print is packaged in a clear poly sleeve and will ship flat in a protective mailer, via USPS Priority Mail.