Deaf Linotype Operators

A black and white photograph of the Composing Room with a row of linotype machines and operators.

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Title

Deaf Linotype Operators

Subject

Deaf printers on the linotype machines, Don Thomas, Don Core, (unknown), Dean Keefe, Richard Barney, Morris West, and Walter Wade

Description

Linotype operators at The Washington Post retrieved edited articles from the newsroom from racks behind their seats. After the text was keyed into the linotype machine, the slugs of lines of text were stacked into a tray known as a galley. The operators placed these galleys on a moving conveyor belt and they were carried off to make-up and proofing.

Creator

Dick Moore

Source

Dick Moore Collection

Date

1978

Rights

This Item has been made available for educational and research purposes by the Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center at Gallaudet University. This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You may need to obtain permission for your intended use if your use is otherwise not permitted by the copyright and applicable related rights legislation. For specific information about the copyright and reproduction rights for this Item, please contact the Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center: https://www.gallaudet.edu/drs-john-s-and-betty-j-schuchman-deaf-documentary-center

Format

Still Image

Type

Photograph

Citation

Dick Moore, “Deaf Linotype Operators,” DeafPrinters, accessed July 18, 2024, https://deafprinters.com/items/show/15.

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