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The Detroit news: eighteen hundred and seventy-three, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a record of progress: . < a m z. a oo h Engraving and Intaglio Printing. THE illustrating of a newspaper was anything but a fine art when TheDetroit News first appeared. In fact, nearly a decade passed beforeanything but the most meager attempt was made to satisfy the publicsdesire for things pictorial. A borrowed engraving was sometimes employed,on such an occasion as the burning of a locally famous church; otherwise cutswere restricted to crude ones employed in equally crude advertisements. The News was

The Detroit news: eighteen hundred and seventy-three, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a record of progress: . < a m z. a oo h Engraving and Intaglio Printing. THE illustrating of a newspaper was anything but a fine art when TheDetroit News first appeared. In fact, nearly a decade passed beforeanything but the most meager attempt was made to satisfy the publicsdesire for things pictorial. A borrowed engraving was sometimes employed,on such an occasion as the burning of a locally famous church; otherwise cutswere restricted to crude ones employed in equally crude advertisements. The News was Stock Photo
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The Detroit news: eighteen hundred and seventy-three, nineteen hundred and seventeen, a record of progress: . < a m z. a oo h Engraving and Intaglio Printing. THE illustrating of a newspaper was anything but a fine art when TheDetroit News first appeared. In fact, nearly a decade passed beforeanything but the most meager attempt was made to satisfy the publicsdesire for things pictorial. A borrowed engraving was sometimes employed,on such an occasion as the burning of a locally famous church; otherwise cutswere restricted to crude ones employed in equally crude advertisements. The News was by no means slow to realize the need of, or reluctant to takethe lead in, illustration. The difficulty was the tardiness of inventors in supplyingpracticable means of engraving for the daily press. Ultimately The News maderapid strides in the enlivening of its pages with pictures; and in this respect it hasalways led in the vast community it has served. Indeed, coming down to thepresent day, it was the first newspaper in the state to give its subscribers a roto-gravure section, and the first (in fact, at present the

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