Shorpy Saturday – The Big P.O.: 1915

By Jeffrey Buck

In a world that is now dominated by e-mail let’s take a look back to a time when snail mail ruled the world. The government is tooling with the idea of eliminating a day of delivery and shutting post office outlets throughout the country. But back in 1915 that idea wasn’t on anyone’s mind.

Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Big P.O.: 1915“:

Detroit, Michigan, circa 1915. “Detroit Post Office.” Behold the sooty Motor City. 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.




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