Monday, August 3, 2009

Amanuensis Monday: Post Office Inspectors - St. Louis Division - Feb 6, 1935

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Back on July 5, I posted a copy of the below photograph as an 'occupational photograph' of my maternal grandparents, who both worked at the St. Louis Post Office. I have transcribed the names below from a piece of paper that was taped to a piece of cardboard backing I believe was originally part of a frame. The photograph and cardboard removed from the frame, had been stored together.

Despite the usage of initials hiding the majority of the given names, perhaps someone searching for information on a relative may find this photograph. (If you have, feel free to contact me at the address in the upper left, and I would be glad to email an even larger version of the image.)
Post Office Inspectors and Office Force
St. Louis Division Feb. 6, 1935.

Top Row: (L to R) Inspectors F.R. Mayer, F.D. Flora, J.N. Diederich, H.H. Goodwin, John Sparks, F.M. McConnell, S.A. MacLennan, C.P. Donovan, T.E. Schutt, C.C. Taul, T.F. Rhea, J.T. Nelson.
2nd Row: Inspectors A.M. O Reilly, J.B. Tunny, H.D. Allen, A.A. Mehl, M.L. Edwards, D.F. Elliott, E.J. Kupferer, W.R. Sanders, J.L. Myers, Dewey Patton, T.B Stavely.
3rd Row: Inspectors L. O'Dell, B.B. Barnes, R.A. Munroe, W.J. White, M.J. Deutsch, O.C.H. Willard, T.F. Mooney, John Lorimer, C.H. Baker.
4th Row: Foreman Leon Vaucher, Chief Clerk Geo. W. Guenther, Inspectors A.A. Rowe, Ira Ross, Inspector in Charge Kansas City E.O. Hallock; Chief Inspector K.P. Aldrich; Inspector in Charge St. Louis W.L. Noah; Inspector A.F. Burt, Clerks Myrtle Van Every, Bertha Baebler, Wm. Vogel.
Bottom Row: Clerks W.D. Main, H.A. Wesling, Geo. Banger, Jr., R.G. Knight, R.O. Haustein.

Since I have several letters (such as this one) between my grandfather, Martin J Deutsch, and Chief Inspector K.P. Aldrich, and Inspector in Charge W.L. Noah, it's nice to be able to see what they looked like as well.

If you choose to join me in Amanuensis Monday and post your transcriptions, feel free to add a link to your post below, or in the comments.

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