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.

Source: http://www.shorpy.com/node/10182

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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