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Going Postal: 255 Chattanooga Post Office Employees in 1936

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I have a fondness for yard-long photography, and this one delivers in more ways that one…

I found this online at Goodwill of Chattanooga recently. It’s inscribed in the lower left-hand corner, “June 6, 1936 (Group of 263) Two Hundred Fifty-Five of the available Two Hundred Sixty Employees of the Chattanooga Post Office, Under the Jurisdiction of Ernest Dennis, Postmaster; being 95.25%.”

Taken in front of the new U.S. Post Office branch and Federal Courthouse in Downtown Chattanooga at 900 Georgia Avenue on June 6th, 1938. Construction of the Solomon Building was completed three years earlier in 1933. The art deco building was designed by Shreve, Lamb and Harmon and Reuben Harrison Hunt.

I’m hoping that someone out there can identify family members in this photograph. If so, please leave a comment.

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I’m pretty sure my friend and Postman William McKinley Hixson is in the 1936 photograph. You can see him here about a year before in 1935. I became acquainted with William a few years back when I was given a mysterious box that was found in a home on McCallie Avenue.

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