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Small-Town News: 1941

Small-Town News: 1941

June 1941. "Mr. Cary Williams, editor of the Greensboro Herald Journal, a newspaper in Greensboro, Georgia." In whatever the opposite of the "paperless office" is. Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

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Still Publishing -- Still Cluttered

You can get a picture of the Greensboro Herald-Journal's current office here:

Comparison is kind of fun. The desk and everything is of a more recent vintage, but still very "used". The clutter remains, but no Claudette Colbert.


Boxed the 'half thousand', I presume it's envelopes not electronics due to what seems to be 'No 10' marked on the label.

Claudette Colbert

Considering the calendar page on his wall is three years old, it might be safe to say Cary has a crush on one of Gary Cooper's early co-stars.

Ink By the Pint

Carter's ink for fountain pens in the smaller 1 ounce bottle had cute and colorful labels in the '40s.

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