Photo is of my dad (rear), taken during his apprenticeship, working with his instructor. Journaling reads: 1940 - Dad and his journeyman instructor making up the daily newspaper, setting type in chases. Each line of text was cast in hot lead on a Linotype and formed into rows in the chase by hand. If you look closely, you will see photos and advertising copy. They were engraved or cast in lead, mounted on wood, then inserted into the chase. When the chase was complete, it was mounted on the press for printing. ~30~
Created for the Gallery Inspiration challenge, where my inspiration was "Grandpa J" by Crystaljrieger that can be found here: http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/layout/1589079.html
It will also be entered in the Boys & Girls, HOARDERS, Heritage challenges, and the Compliment Corner.