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(Literary Hub)   "Starving Artist Knifed to Death in Village Room," "Artist Dies for Her Cat in Fire," "Artist Dies In Developing Tank," "GIVES HIS BODY FOR DOG MEAT." The cheery obituary clippings from the archives of the Metropolitan Museum of Art   (lithub.com) divider line
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2022-01-18 12:26:42 PM  
Fascinating.

Particularly the press clipping service.

Now we just enter our organization name or topic into a search engine but having people scour actual papers for the "artist" search alone would involve an incredible amount of manpower and an unflappable attention span.

Now there are also search engines limited to publications and periodicals.
 
2022-01-18 2:49:12 PM  

brap: Fascinating.

Particularly the press clipping service.

Now we just enter our organization name or topic into a search engine but having people scour actual papers for the "artist" search alone would involve an incredible amount of manpower and an unflappable attention span.

Now there are also search engines limited to publications and periodicals.


It was considered a rather nice job at the time.  Sitting around reading all day looking for things was a step up from most occupations as far as comfort and effort.  You're an editor that doesn't actually have to make any corrections, essentially - you're just picking out areas of interest as you read.  About all that way really necessary was a decent reading speed and comprehension
 
2022-01-18 2:54:51 PM  
They died how they lived, artistically
 
2022-01-18 3:37:05 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: It was considered a rather nice job at the time.  Sitting around reading all day looking for things was a step up from most occupations as far as comfort and effort.  You're an editor that doesn't actually have to make any corrections, essentially - you're just picking out areas of interest as you read.  About all that way really necessary was a decent reading speed and comprehension


I understand the feeling.  When I was a fresh-faced kid I had a job for Grainger's Dictionary of Poetry at Columbia University and I spent a summer reading the canon of poetry and highlighting quotable quotes for cross-reference.  Literally sitting in the library with a highlighter and reams of copies of poems.

It barely paid the bills but it was one of the best jobs I've ever had.
 
2022-01-18 4:20:16 PM  

brap: Fascinating.

Particularly the press clipping service.

Now we just enter our organization name or topic into a search engine but having people scour actual papers for the "artist" search alone would involve an incredible amount of manpower and an unflappable attention span.

Now there are also search engines limited to publications and periodicals.


We still used clipping services in the late 90s/early 2000s to track client work. It struck me as an odd thing even then.
 
2022-01-18 4:44:03 PM  
Missing:. College student dies in kiln explosion.
 
2022-01-18 7:26:25 PM  

brap: Fascinating.

Particularly the press clipping service.

Now we just enter our organization name or topic into a search engine but having people scour actual papers for the "artist" search alone would involve an incredible amount of manpower and an unflappable attention span.

Now there are also search engines limited to publications and periodicals.


Coffee and cigarettes did alot of work back then
 
2022-01-18 7:48:53 PM  
Got me curious as to how some of these deaths occurred. Would.make a good book for the curator who wrote the article
 
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