The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

Chicago Tribune : Tribune tour no. 2 : printing the world's greatest newspaper

Article is part of a series offering photographic tours of the Tribune Tower and newspaper making process. This edition features printing and includes a diagram showing how the Tribune is printed and prepared for distribution. Also includes the following photographs: the copy writer at a desk sorting the news copy before giving it to typesetters, a linotype operator putting news into type, proof readers checking stories for typographical errors, makeup editors supervising the placing of type in page forms, a stereotyper preparing mats from type forms, the Tribune composing room as it appeared in 1897, the Tribune's "mammoth sextuple press" in 1897, unloading paper for the Tribune during the early days of the twentieth century, a semi-cylindrical metal plate ready for the press, a pressman locking a plate on a press cylinder alongside similar plates, and finished papers being wrapped and bound for circulation department trucks waiting at the end of a conveyor belt.


49 x 72 cm

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
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  • Chicago Sunday Tribune (November 27, 1938), p. 8
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  • Chicago Tribune (Firm)


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