What it took to put out an edition of the New York Times in 1942 (1 Viewer)


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In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street.

There, she documented each step of the messy, physical process as news coming in over the wires was sorted, edited, rewritten, laid out, and printed, all under an ever-approaching deadline.

The Thursday, Sept. 10, 1942 issue was dominated by news of fighting in Europe and the Pacific, as well as rationing and cutbacks on the home front (along with recaps of a Yankees victory over the Browns and horse races at the Aqueduct Racetrack).

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Fantastic photos. Love all the pipes and cigarettes. I don't smoke anymore but I remember the days when smoking was absolutely cool.
My dad worked as a telegraph operator for the CP at the stock exchange of Mtl. and his wool overcoat smell of smoke.
The couples played cards on saturday nights with friends and the women smoked pink, blue, yellow and green cigarettes.
Well, that was a very long time ago.
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