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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