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Shanghai (China), men working in an 'Imperial Gazette' newspaper print shop

By 1904-1978 Harrison Forman


Env. 6: Chinese newspaper'For centuries Imperial gazettes had recorded the daily life of the Emperor, calendared important events, and chronicled affairs at court. In a sense, then, the Imperial Gazette may be said to be the oldest newspaper in the world. It was not, however, until 1858 that the first daily newspaper was published in China. Even the largest newspapers in China today keep a skilled woodcarver on staff to make wood blocks for special headlines (p. 308, plate 9.)'Forman, H. (1948). Changing China. New York: Crown.GrayscaleForman Nitrate Negatives, Box

Topics: People; Men; Newspaper industry; Handicraft; Workshops; Wood carving; Printers
Year: 1937
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