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A mural showing the history of mail delivery on the side of the post office in the small town of Hamlet, Indiana.

 

Post Office in Hamlet, Indiana Post Office in Hamlet, Indiana

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Post Office in Hamlet, Indiana

Driving east on US-30, I stopped at a gas station to buy some coffee, when I noticed a grain elevator in the distance to the south. A road that ran past the gas station had a sign for the town of Hamlet, so I drove down the road to photograph the town.

I thought that the post office was interesting. There is a mural on the side of the building showing the history of innovations in the methods used to transport and deliver mail. The paintings show an airplane, a mail truck, and the Pony Express. Small town post offices in Indiana often have a lot of individual character, unlike the plain, ugly, modern-looking post offices in big cities like Fort Wayne.

I made this photograph as my son and I were driving home from Chicago, where we attended the annual Brickworld convention, which is a large gathering of Lego enthusiasts. Mack loves Legos, and had been looking forward to the trip for months, and it was a good excuse for me to get out of Fort Wayne and explore some areas of rural Indiana that I had not seen before.

See the next photograph from the trip, the Pitts Stop Crafts and Discount Tobacco.

6-17-11

 

 

 

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