A row of Deaf linotype operators, Walter Wade, Morris West, Richard Barney, Dean Keefe. Wade and West are engaged in an ASL conversation.
Linotype operators received copy from writers and keyed stories into linotype machines. The machine used molten lead to create slugs, lines of text which would then be arranged into blocks, forming columns of newspaper text.
Dick Moore Collection
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Dick Moore, “Linotype Operators,” DeafPrinters, accessed March 21, 2023, https://deafprinters.com/items/show/7.