Men working in an ‘Imperial Gazette’ newspaper print shop in Shanghai. Photographer: Harrison Forman (1904-1978). Date: between 1937 and 1941.
Description of the photograph: “Because of the thousands of characters in the Chinese language the use of linotype is impossible. Even the largest metropolitan dailies must be printed with hand-set type. Long type racks are provided to accommodate the great number of characters (p. 308, Plate 9).’ Source of Descriptive Information Forman, H. (1948). Changing China. New York: Crown.