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Mike D. B.

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Making the New York Times
« on: May 12, 2017, 12:29:12 AM »

Interesting photographs: Making the New York Times.

I enjoy viewing countless details in these photographs: pencil sharpener, typewriters, calendars, ash trays, attire, etc.

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Re: Making the New York Times
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2017, 12:42:53 AM »

Very cool...kinda miss the old days...well, not really :~)
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Re: Making the New York Times
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2017, 11:37:35 AM »

Fascinating. And nobody working there then would have believed how many of their intricate, high-tech (for the day) machines would become so completely obsolete in a few years.
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Re: Making the New York Times
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2017, 01:53:44 PM »

These photos are wonderful.  Thanks for posting the link, Mike!

Very cool...kinda miss the old days...well, not really :~)

That's called ambivalence!  I have it in abundance.  I see photos like this and the "organic" sense of "doing things" is appealing, making me long for "simpler times" (a myth, for sure) - and then I think about what I can do in a digital darkroom compared to the my "wet darkroom days" and the longing for "organic" flees the scene in a hurry.  LOL

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Re: Making the New York Times
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2017, 02:32:46 PM »

These photos are wonderful.  Thanks for posting the link, Mike!

That's called ambivalence!  I have it in abundance.  I see photos like this and the "organic" sense of "doing things" is appealing, making me long for "simpler times" (a myth, for sure) - and then I think about what I can do in a digital darkroom compared to the my "wet darkroom days" and the longing for "organic" flees the scene in a hurry.  LOL

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I took a look at the letter press in the first image and thought the same, but then it sunk in how long it takes to set those things up.  I can't imagine how many press setters they needed back then on a daily basis. 
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Re: Making the New York Times
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 11:42:23 AM »

I took a graphic arts/journalism course in college that involved learning how to set type by hand. Interesting, until one drops the tray of type and has to sort it out and get it back together. I'll take a computer any time.
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Re: Making the New York Times
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2017, 12:42:57 PM »

Interesting photographs: Making the New York Times.

I enjoy viewing countless details in these photographs: pencil sharpener, typewriters, calendars, ash trays, attire, etc.

Thank you so much! This is great. I particularly like seeing the machinery, back when there were no computers and things were accomplished mechanically - gears and belts and so on.
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Re: Making the New York Times
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2017, 01:00:14 PM »

I was struck by the fact that even though this was during the war, and women were taking on what had typically been male job roles, I didn't see a single woman in any of the images. 
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