Saturday, June 1, 2013

Heavy Words

The caption of this photo reads:
"September 1942. Linotype operators in composing room of the New York Times newspaper." These machines cast lines of type (Linotype) from molten lead prior to their assembly by compositors into the printing plates that go on the presses. Photo by Marjory Collins for the Office of War Information."

See and read more (the "comments" section is quite informative) here...

To view a documentary about hot-metal type and typesetting before the mid-seventies, go here...

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