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September 1942 Making the New York Times

Mashable – September 1942, Making the New York Times, Page one from square one, by Alex Q. Arbuckle. More than two dozen black and white photos with captions provide a view onto the multiplicity of different expert jobs performed, machines engaged their respective roles  performed to publish one day’s copies of the New York Times newspaper. “In September 1942, Office of War Information photographer Marjory Collins paid a visit to the offices of the New York Times, located at the iconic One Times Square and an annex on 43rd Street. There, she documented each step of the messy, physical process as news coming in over the wires was sorted, edited, rewritten, laid out, and printed, all under an ever-approaching deadline. The Thursday, Sept. 10, 1942 issue was dominated by news of fighting in Europe and the Pacific, as well as rationing and cutbacks on the home front (along with recaps of a Yankees victory over the Browns and horse races at the Aqueduct Racetrack).”

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