• Creator
  • Staff PhotographerSeattle Post-Intelligencer
  • Created Date
  • 1941
  • Description
  • The slot was a typical part of most newspaper offices before the advent of computers. Here at a u-shaped arrangement of desks, the paper's copy editors made corrections to wire service and locally-written material. The "slot man," who sat in the middle, made the final edits. He then called for a copy boy, gave him the edited copy, and sent him off to the typographers who made up the page.In this 1941 photo, Post-Intelligencer slot man Ross McC... more
    The slot was a typical part of most newspaper offices before the advent of computers. Here at a u-shaped arrangement of desks, the paper's copy editors made corrections to wire service and locally-written material. The "slot man," who sat in the middle, made the final edits. He then called for a copy boy, gave him the edited copy, and sent him off to the typographers who made up the page.In this 1941 photo, Post-Intelligencer slot man Ross McConnell (r.) and several copy editors read the Sunday comics section in the slot. Because comics generally came from a syndicator and were used without corrections, the editors are probably just enjoying themselves. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    Scanned from original negative using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 4
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