Thursday, January 13, 2011

Western Union

America's first Western Union building in Tribeca is holding a celebration. The window's are full of memorabilia, including these telegrams from Jack Kennedy, Edward R Murrow and Duke Ellington

20 comments:

boromax said...

Excellent! Celebration and history extended beyond the bounds of NYC!! Thank you, KM! Duke Ellington's note to Ms. Fitzgerald is so delightful!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I LOVE the one from Duke to Ella. So romantic!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your post makes me wonder that given we're in the age of email and texting, what services does Western Union offer now?

Ken Mac said...

western union transfers money, cold hard cash@

Rob said...

From a simpler time. I guess we could say Western Union was the original texting.

Dlife said...

i love these vintage memorabilia...

RedPat said...

A real blast from the past! Thanks.

-K- said...

Fascinating. The Ellington one reminds me what an interesting life he led. And what a good book "Lush Life" was. Its sort of a duel biography of Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Kitty said...

very cool!
I hate to think how these historic pieces are fading in the sunlight, though. I hope it's only for a short time that they're being exhibited like this.

Sharon Creech said...

Love these!

altadenahiker said...

Oh, I could get lost in these.

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

Hey Ken Mac: We LOVE this post with these primary source materials, right there in Tribeca! Given Edward Murrow's connection to Greensboro, we linked to this post and gave you a little mention in our comment section.

Do you have sufficient snow pictures yet? We're ready for a change of pace! Excessive cold and snow here, too. Enough already........

Dylana Suarez said...

This is so awesome!


xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

alex said...

half a century from now, future generations will be looking at our texts in a similar light and ROTFL, LOL :-P

Banjo52 said...

That's some great memoribilia.

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