Turkish street typists, 1979
Published: August 8, 2012
Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Adana, Turkey, May, 1979: Typists work at makeshift desks at a square in Adana. Much of their work (at the equivalent of about $1.25 per page) reportedly came from people preparing to send messages by wire, and from those needing help from the bureaucracy-savvy typists in filling out business or government paperwork — notably tax forms.
Stars and Stripes' 1979 story about the street typists in Adana, Turkey.