Sunday, October 14, 2012


These kids are so lucky!  I'd have LOVED to have a linotype setting job when I was 11.  Beats mowing the lawn or painting the shutters.  Probably pays better.

Though the haircuts are a bit unfortunate, so I guess it all evens out in the end.


Bob said...

Mark Twain said it best:

Tom said to himself that it was not such a hollow world, after all. He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it—namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to attain. If he had been a great and wise philosopher, like the writer of this book, he would now have comprehended that Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and that Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement. There are wealthy gentlemen in England who drive four-horse passenger-coaches twenty or thirty miles on a daily line, in the summer, because the privilege costs them considerable money; but if they were offered wages for the service, that would turn it into work and then they would resign.

Ritchie said...

Are you sure this isn't a recent photo from someplace like the Vietnam Workers Weekly? Where did all those old machines go?

JB Miller said...

Those early NINTENDOs were huge!