Labor Day Weekend: Blogging will be light

[Workers march through Chicago in a 1915 Labor Day parade]

I’m taking it easy most of this weekend, the traditional close of summer in the United States. Many of you are celebrating the holiday, too, so traffic here will be light. As always, though, I’ll stay on top of your e-mail and comments. Barring breaking news, I’ll see you in a bigger way on Tuesday.

[Photo: Library of Congress American Memory site. This photonegative was taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer, and published in the paper May 1, 1915]

8 Responses to “Labor Day Weekend: Blogging will be light”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Judging from the handwriting at the bottom, the photo has been “flipped” …

  2. Anonymous Says:

    who cares?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    My guess is that whoever developed the negative (yes, they used negatives then) simply scratched the information on the emulsion side which is placed down when printing a photo on photo paper.

    And, yeah… who does care?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Well, I care because the people celebrating Labor Day seem to be marching to the RIGHT. Just doesn’t seem possible.
    And I would have loved to have read the writing …
    I always could “see” other people’s errors and could never recognize my own.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    um, let’s see why you should care…
    You are journalists working in news deivery and you are always looking to deliver the correct and honest picture.
    If the photo was flopped by mistake it needs to be fixed. You as newspaper people need to publish a retraction and admit to your error.
    If the image was flopped to make them “march” onto the page, then it is a stylist thing. Not news. At least crop off the type on the bottom or place a caption beneath the image stating you flopped it to make it work with the layout.
    When you stop caring about quality, then you stop caring about the truth. The “who cares” attitude lead to Detroit car makers putting out crap, and then the Japanese taking over the US market.
    Now newspapers putting out crap and we see where this is leading us..
    Oh, believe me…you need to care very, very much.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Again, who cares? The image was placed here in Jim’s blog simply to celebrate a simpler, possibly a happier, time long ago. RELAX and ENJOY the Labor Day holiday weekend and stop reading into what should or shouldn’t be if this photo were published in today’s newspaper. Cheers!

  7. Jim Hopkins Says:

    I should have jumped in earlier: I know about “flipping” negatives. This photo, however, is exactly as I found it at the Library of Congress American Memory site.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Good enough is good enough!

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