Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pre Texting

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The printing press of the Royal Irish Rifles. This remarkable photograph of a military field print shop, complete with an iron handpress, appeared in The Navy and Army Illustrated in 1897. The copy accompanying the photo claims a good many of the regiments' monthly newspapers generally provided results for football and cricket matches, reports of dances, suppers, theatricals, notices of promotions and official regimental notices. What, no gossip column? This image gives new meaning to the term lead soldiers.
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1 comment:

  1. Ahh, to have that little press today! What a great image!

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