Printing works in Frome, Somerset, 1929.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Printing works in Frome, Somerset, 1929.

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Description

A scene at the Butler & Tanner Printing Works, 31 December 1929; printers prepare the 1930 edition of 'Holiday Haunts', the Great Western Railway's (GWR) publicity brochure. The compositors are setting the type for advertisements by hand, laying out the individual letters in metal galley trays. GWR official photograph.
 

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10314693
 

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