Richter & Co
Richter & Co was established in 1842 by a Swiss printer to produce chromolithographs in Naples. After the unification of Italy, Richter became a supplier to the royal household, specializing in several fields including the printing of bank notes. Around the turn of the century Mario Borgoni, a then young artist, started doing graphic work for the company. By the end of the 19th century, Richter was printing promotional items for commercial ventures. Some clients were hotels and soon Richter was designing and printing all sorts of paper items for the burgeoning Italian hotel industry. The first hotel labels were issued in 1900. (Excerpt from a short history of the company written by João-Manuel Mimoso. To read the complete article and see more examples of Richter labels, click on the link below.
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