In the Composing Room at a Wilmington Newspaper, the Every Evening.

The composing room of the Journal Every Evening, a Wilmington Delaware newspaper, in September 1905.  Source:  personal collection.

The composing room of the Every Evening, a Wilmington Delaware newspaper, in September 1905. Source: personal collection.

Since Delmarva’s old newspapers are priceless sources for local and family history research, I have always had an interest in the history of these publications.  As a result, I was always on the lookout for photographs of the editors, newsrooms, print shops, and  related images.

Here are two of the composing room of the Every Evening, a Wilmington, Delaware newspaper, from September 1905.

Wilmington had lively competition in the newspaper business, readers having lots of choice, particularly in the afternoon, as there were a number of broadsheets.  Over time these papers merged, the last afternoon product coming off the presses when the Evening Journal ceased publication in April 1989.  Here is a link to a little more history on the Wilmington dailies.

The composing room of a Wilmington newspaper, the Journal Every Evening, in September 1905.  source:  personal collection.

The composing room of a Wilmington newspaper, the Every Evening, in September 1905. source: personal collection.

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