It was not only the artists and photographers who co-operated in making a composite. Once the sketch had been prepared the entire staff, which in peak years numbered as many as fifty-five, was involved and their workload increased according to the number of people included in the composite. After the sketch had been made, the next step was to make appointments with everyone who was to appear in the scene. In the case of a small family composite of ten or twelve people this was a simple task, but when dealing with a large group of three or four hundred it was formidable. For some composites, notices were placed in the newspapers or announcements made at club meetings requesting people's participation.
Stanley G. Triggs

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