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New drive-in mail box

Posted Friday, November 9, 2012, at 12:00 AM

Feb. 8, 1956 Southeast Missourian

New drive-in mail boxes are two-way affairs. Acting Postmaster A.S. Reed demonstrates how one of the new drive-in mail boxes being installed here operates from a car, while Mrs. Shirley Ross uses the other side of the receptacle to deposit mail in the age-old sidewalk manner. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

The photo was taken at the southeast corner of Broadway and Fountain street. Missouri Utilities Company is in the background.

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Hmmmm, wondering when the white-on-red stop signs became standardized?

-- Posted by fxpwt on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 8:52 AM

I wonder what kind of car that is!

-- Posted by pmstewert420 on Fri, Nov 9, 2012, at 4:42 PM

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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.

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