Western Union Messenger Boys

This is one of the treasures we got last week! https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A485

This shows a line of messenger boys in front of the old Western Union in the 1920s. Western Union was located at 122 South Grand Street. What blew me away was the business next door, Coney Island! I really believe this was the very first location of the hot dog stand in Monroe! The supervisor, Chester Todd, has another picture in our collection, taken when he was much younger:

https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A486

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