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The Vintage Newsroom: Typewriters, Teletype Machines, and Glue Fumes

Smell the glue! Smell it!

The death of the newspaper is upon us! But let's not concern ourselves with that now. It's humbling to peer backwards into history at the process of producing a newspaper or magazine in the age of typewriters, teletype machines, and glue fumes—which you can almost smell in this set of photographs from the newsroom of The Daily Titan, the paper of California State University circa 1970. Newspaper junkies, you're welcome.

Image by Dan Wybrant.

(Thanks, Creative Review)

donald r. anderson
5/13/2009 12:01:27 PM

The craft needs to be preserved even if we do move on to other means, simply to be able to remember how we got where we are and be able to still do what we did to get here.