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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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I've Got Mail!

I've Got Mail!

August, 1976. Another forgotten photo from that forgotten road trip to Southern California I took with my friend who also forgot about this Kodachrome slide he took but didn't forget about the road trip. Go that? Anyway, I figure this is as we returned home to Marin County and we've stopped at the Corte Madera post office to pick up my mail from my p.o. box. I had the box there because I worked there at the post office. Corte Madera is right next door to Idyllic Larkspur™, where I lived. The plaque to the right of the door marks the dedication of the building, at which I was in attendance: "This building dedicated to public service - 1969 - Richard M. Nixon President of the United States - Winton M. Blount Postmaster General." Neither gentleman was able to attend. Blount, incidentally, was the last Postmaster General to sit in the presidential cabinet. View full size.

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..of these pictures of your privileged, hedonistic, wildly self-indulgent youth!....Whoops, my bad: that's just you picking up the mail at the Post Office. Stylin' as always, tterrace.

[I thought I achieved a certain aristocratic slovenliness with that outfit. -tterrace]

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