Barber Printing & Stationery Co., Winston-Salem, NC


Several postcards and a few pamphlets/books here in the NCC were printed by the Barber Printing & Stationery Co. in Winston-Salem, NC.  I’m not sure exactly when it was founded, but it appears in the 1910 city directory for Winston-Salem.

I wasn’t able to find out much about their business other than they were a printer and a purveyor of office supplies.  Their office was located at 209 W. 3rd Street, and appears in the postcards above and below.


2 thoughts on “Barber Printing & Stationery Co., Winston-Salem, NC”

  1. I’m looking for info on the Barber Printing Company. My father, while taking down a wall in an old building, found an old ruler with “W.A. Barber Printing Co.” on the front. Also, “204 N. Main St High Point NC”. There’s a 3 digit phone number on it. I don’t know much about the history, but hearing about this one in Winston Salem is interesting.

  2. Cara, I stumbled upon this request while looking for something else. The Barber Printing Company began in the early days of the 20th century and continued to operate into the 1930s. The two postcards shown were printed by them around 1915. In the long shot, you can see two buildings designed by the famous southern architect Franklin Pierce Milburn…the 1897 Forsyth County Couthouse, and behind it, Winston’s first high rise building, the 1911 Wachovia Bank & Trust building, which is still standing. In the closeup shot, you can see, I think, the owner of Barber’s and his wife…we know who occupied all of the office and meeting space in the three buildings shown.

    If you are still interested in all this, you can contact me in the NC Room of the Forsyth County Public Library at We will be happy to help you in any way that we can. We have over 190 heavily illustrated history stories on a wide range of subjects on our very popular blog at

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