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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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Trudge Report: 1957

Trudge Report: 1957

Washington, D.C., 1957. "Postman delivering issues of U.S. News & World Report." From a series of images showing the production and delivery of that magazine. 35mm negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

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Still in service.

The postman is in front of the US Post Office building at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, Northeast. The National Post Office Museum is now located in this building, which sits just up from Union Station (out of view to the immediate right).

25 Year Veteran

The star on the Letter Carriers' sleeve denotes that He has 25 or more years of service for the Post Office Department.

When the uniforms changed in 1971 to the U.S.Postal Service, the star was changed to white (silver).

I know. I wore one.

U.S. News & World Report

Known to my high school journalism teacher as "The Magazine for People Who Don't Have Enough to Worry About," in reference to its (for the day) alarmist and pessimistic coverage.

Coming and going

1957 Plymouth on the left, '56 Chevy Bel Air on the right (as though anyone didn't know).

Smoking For Real.

Back in 1960 I started smoking Chesterfield Kings. I'm sure glad I quit after a couple of years or I'm sure I wouldn't be here today.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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