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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Macy's: 1940

Macy's: 1940

Undated, probably early 1940s photo of the shipping department at Macy's in New York. Reverse says "Wide World Photo." View full size.

Interesting

I spent a great deal of my life in shipping and receiving, yet can't quite get my mind around the activity here. A real puzzle and will enjoy sitting and looking at it to try to figure it out. The game is afoot.

[They're making shipping labels. - Dave]

Boxing Day

You just know some poor soul has to pick up all of that, and then resort.

James in Kitchener

What A Mess

How could they possibly manage a mess like that. The labels appear to be on the packages, or does she label them and then toss them on the pile. I guess the next person then sorts them so they can be put into delivery areas. Somehow they got them delivered.

 
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