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Our 144th Birthday!

This coming Sunday marks Dempsey & Carroll’s 144th birthday! While almost every aspect of 21st century New York would feel foreign to John Dempsey and George Carroll, our shop on 1049 Lexington would be a source of familiarity and comfort.  We have continued to celebrate the art of engraving since 1878! In the 19th century, …

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Carolyn + Zach

Carolyn and Zach chose our Embassy sized invitations with baron ink.  The couple went with a modern typestyle called “Veritas.”  The invitations are finished with silver foiled edges.  The inner envelopes are lined with matte paper, featuring an art deco inspired design.  When/where did you get married? I got married at the Rainbow Room at …

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Spotlight on Erica Beckman

Dempsey & Carroll’s Austin Ackles asked Erica Beckman of Clean Plate Pictures to tell us about her absolute favorite spots for engagement and wedding photos in and around New York City.  DUMBO/Brooklyn Bridge The Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO are classic shooting locations, and for good reason. The bridge itself is iconic, and it’s absolutely stunning …

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The U.S Postal Service honors Oscar de la Renta

Fashion meets mail with the beautiful new stamps honoring fashion icon Oscar de la Renta. The official Dedication Ceremony on February 16th, 2017 was a momentous occasion that brought together people from all different industries in honoring the late designer. We were thrilled to attend the event, which featured remarks by Oscar de La Renta …

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