What was life like in the typing pool?
Here's how the nine-to-five secretary used to work
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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