Back to the '50s: what was life like in the typing pool?

In celebration of World Typing Day on January 8

Stars Insider

06/01/23 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Typing pool

Throughout much of the 20th century—and long before the digital revolution—generations of women found employment in typing pools. A strict and disciplined environment, the typing pool saw dozens of secretaries tapping out endless copy from shorthand notes, Monday to Friday from nine to five. It all seems so archaic today, but back then working in a typing pool provided a steady job with a reasonable salary. How times have changed!

Browse the gallery and take a nostalgic look at what life was like in the typing pool. 

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