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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, January 11, 1920, Image 66

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Commerce building, home of the. census bureau, where 1920
census reports will be compiled.
Samuel L. Rogers, director of the census, at his desk. It is Mr. Rogers' job to supervise
data regarding every man, woman and child in the United States.
The division of vital statistics, one of the busiest sections of the census bureau.
It is estimated that the fourteenth census will show a population of 115,000.000 per
sons. The force of enumerators will be equal to three whole army divisions. These work
ers in the bureau are preparing query sheets for the enumerators.
Automatic tabulating machines with capacity of 300 cards
per minute. These will be a big factor in reducing the cost
of labor of the 1920 census.
The punching machines used in the census bureau are operated
by girls who are especially trained in the work.
An automatic sorting machine which sorts cards into
twelve groups with a speed of 400 cards per minute. The
greater part of this work now done by machines was formerly
hand work.

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