Old hockey photos reveal layout work before Photoshop

These photos from the Vancouver Public Library record players from the Vancouver Millionaires and Vancouver Nats, two now-defunct professional hockey teams.

Many of the photos have been partially painted over, apparently in an attempt to isolate or cut out the individual players for placement in the layout of a poster or book — a delicate task to do by hand.

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