ParramattaPaul Posted February 12 Share Posted February 12 We've had threads about cursive, writing surfaces, writing boxes, and writing desks (including a picture of Thoreau's writing desk) so I thought this would be of interest. I was passing through a historical website when I stumbled upon the following picture from the IWM archives. I shows WWI Tommies in a 'reading room' hut in one of the rear area camps. What is significant is that the tables are slanted as were the writing boxes of an earlier era. I find myself wondering why we moved away from raised (slanted) writing surfaces, and how much more comfortable they were to use for long writing sessions. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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