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Louis Gitney: 1917

Louis Gitney: 1917

February 1917. New York. "Louis Gitney, a young compositor earning $7 a week in a Sixth Avenue (N.Y.) printing office. He learned the trade at Public School 64." 5x7 inch glass negative by Lewis Wickes Hine. View full size.

 

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My favorite sort of Shorpy photo -- young Louis wouldn't recognize any part of the process or equipment now used to perform his work. Or many of the printed products, either.

I did that in college

The pay was better at 35 cents per hour in Bethlehem, Pa. It was in the Shaffer printing plant, which had a contract with the college in 1945 and 1946.

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