Sepia Saturday - Going Postal

The theme this week is "work." In this post office there is a lot of work. Receiving, sorting, processing, and delivery of mail are among the long list of labour here. Stamp sales and package mailing are going on in the front lobby. As I recall there was also an Armed Service recruitment office in the basement. It's a busy building even today.

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Doesn't it seem odd though that there is a postcard of a post office? It's a rather plain looking unassuming building.  I wonder if this was postal service promotion or simply a postcard company documenting the local buildings. 
Postcard message:
Thursday Evening
Dear Lou:
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Sent you a letter this A.M. but that I'd follow it up with a card. Alice Williams called on me this forenoon. She is campaigning for Rep. committee. Her mother hasn't been quite as well these past few days. Had a letter from Aunt Martha today. She wondered whether you are safe. They escaped all harm. We've been to Haverhill today. May go to Salem tomorrow if fair. Harold brought some peaches last Thurs. and we canned 14 quarts - cold pack. Write soon. Love Alice.
Addressed to:
Mrs. Lou S. Thompson 61 Myrtle Street, Orange, Massachusetts.
Newburyport Mass, Sep 30, 1938 12:30PM

Alice refers to an Aunt Martha wondering if Lou is safe. This is in reference to the devastating New England Hurricane of September 21,1938. Orange, Massachusetts was in an area of highest wind speed and most damage.

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