2014/01/16

Some Vintage Photos of Shanghai


In the workshop of Imperial Gazette.

What is the technical term for what the workers are doing?




























Shanghai, dubbed as Paris of the Orient 



6 comments:

  1. They are setting type, both from cold lead type (or more likely characters, since it's Chinese) in type drawers and one worker is using an old Linotype machine to set hot lead type. Other workers are using the set type formes to print using letterpresses, and still others are breaking the used formes down to replace the type back into the job cases.

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  2. Amazing! I'm loving the cabinets once again. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. thank you for visiting and commenting!

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  3. These are really wonderful photos. Thank you.

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