Thursday, September 8, 2011

Delivering the Chicago papers in 1939

The passage of time still hasn't taken away all the old-time mailers, drivers and "hoppers" who delivered papers in company owned trucks. This is for them. It's a 1939 Chevy truck that was specially built to deliver the Chicago Daily Times. Later, it was a prop in the the TV series The Untouchables. It's now in a Chicago museum. Hoppers, by the way, were the the kids who hopped on and off the moving trucks filling the "honour boxes" with papers. Newspaper buyers were on their honour to actually pay for the paper. .

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