A Blast From The Past...

dave bailey's picture

My dad sent me a scan of the wedding announcement of my grandpaents who will celebrate 50 years of marraige in 5 days! A blast from the past like the title says.

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Miss Tiffany's picture

What a lovely pillbox wedding hat. :^)

Old newspapers prove full-justified type is a bad idea.

dezcom's picture

Congrats to your grandparents David! My wife and I have been together since 1969 but that is peanuts compared to 50 years!

"Old newspapers prove full-justified type is a bad idea."

Justification takes love and care in hot metal. The time pressures of a daily newspaper and narrow measures spell trouble. I'll bet that the wedding announcement pages were set by apprentices instead of the journeymen type setters too. :-)
Today's newspapers are far better looking. Computers really make a difference.

ChrisL

dave bailey's picture

I just figured it was a good example of old hot metal typesetting like you said, Chris. Not good as in well set, but rather a look into our roots!

dezcom's picture

You are right David. I am glad you posted it. I almost had to wash the smeared newspaper ink from my hands just seeing your post :-)

I was actually referring to Tiff's post and trying to explain why it was so tough to do a good job in those old circumstances.

ChrisL

Miss Tiffany's picture

I think it is a great piece of ephemera and I shoulda just kept my trap shut. Sorry guys.

Indeed, congratulations to your grandparents for their success and happiness.

dave bailey's picture

No offense taken!

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