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Linotype machine operator at Fargo Forum, Fargo, N.D.
Linotype machine operator at Fargo Forum, Fargo, N.D.
TitleLinotype machine operator at Fargo Forum, Fargo, N.D.
Date of Original1953-04
CreatorOlson, Cal, 1924-2009
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA man seated at a linotype machine in the Fargo Forum.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectCommunication
Work life
Subject (LCTGM)Newspaper industry
Typesetting machines
Subject (LCSH)Linotype
Organization NameForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2098.s648
Negative Number2098.s648
Format of OriginalAcetate negatives
Safety film negatives
Dimensions of Original6 x 6 cm.
Transcription"Among the innovations in the production of type for The Fargo Forum's news pages has been the installation of teletypesetters and automatic line-casting machines. The teletypesetters, connected to line-casting machines, produce news stories in type from perforated tape, as in the above picture. Operator Al Nordhougen only has to sit and watch and change tape. He can take care of up to three machines at one time. The casting machines are activated by the various perforations in the tape, automatically set the stories into type, ready for use in printing the newspaper. The equipment was installed about 15 months ago in an effort to speed the production of type and is used to handle much of the telegraph news. The tape is perforated by telegraphic impulses. There also are facilities for producing tapes of other stories." - caption with image published in The Fargo Forum 75th Anniversary Edition, November 15, 1953, p. [10].
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryImages taken for brochure entitled "The Picture Story behind The Fargo Forum delivered to you, Morning-Evening-Sunday"
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionCal Olson Photograph Collection 2098
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2098.s648)
Rights ManagementCopyright held by Institute for Regional Studies.
Digital IDco000198
Original SourceNegative
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