Working on the railroad

I knew trains used to be cooler than they are today. Look at this fabulous shot of a linotype in operation on a railway press car in 1913!

Um, molten lead on a bumpy railway? The pot did have a cover, but I wouldn’t be putting my hand up for the job…

{Photo by Brown Photo Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, from the George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress}

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