Shieber: A photograph in a photograph in the New York Times

From SABR member Tom Shieber at Baseball Researcher on August 13, 2017:

Recently, my good friend Grace Richter alerted me to a brief story at about photographer Marjory Collins’s visit to the New York Times in September of 1942. She was working for the Office of War Information at the time and tasked with photo-documenting how the famous newspaper made each issue. It’s a very cool look at just how complex it was to put together a newspaper some 75 years ago. Collins’s photos from the assignment can also be found at the Library of Congress’s web site.

Here is one of Collins’s photographs. The photo’s caption at the Library of Congress web site reads: “Photo retoucher touching up a fashion photograph for Sunday paper.” But that’s not a fashion photo at all. It’s a shot of actress Ginger Rogers in the 1942 film “The Major and the Minor,” and it ran in the Screen, not the Fashion, section of the Times on Sunday, September 13, 1942.

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Originally published: August 14, 2017. Last Updated: August 14, 2017.