Shorpy Saturday – Press Men: 1901

By Jeffrey Buck

The Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad and other similar devices are constantly changing the way we consume news, entertainment and books. After generations of using paper to provide its readers with content the industry has increased its platform on electronic devices. I still read books in their printed form but have converted to consuming almost all of my news via my Apple MacBook Pro and iPhone. It’s simple and stories are being updated throughout the day, a perk that print just can’t do.

With that I know there was a time when paper was the only avenue and printing presses were common. From newspapers to greeting cards to brochures. It was humans operating new technology only to be phased out with machines and sophisticated robots. Times have changed but it’s always fun to see how things were done during a time you didn’t experience, or maybe you did.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “Press Men: 1901“:

Detroit circa 1901. “Press room, Richmond & Backus Co.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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