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John H. Lowin, who delivers Drouin's mail, has a letter for Mrs Leslie Allison of Drouin, Victoria [picture] /

By 1916- Jim Fitzpatrick


"U429/99. John H. Lowin (51), who delivers Drouin's mail, has a letter for Mrs. Leslie Allison from her Air Force husband. The postman is World War I veteran, has a son prisoner of war in Malaya. He walks 40 miles a week for one delivery daily six days a week. 250 of the letters he takes round each week are from the war fronts. It's a war time job for him --normally he is the shire ranger; rounds up stray dogs, cattle, horses." --Printed on label.; Title devised by cataloguer from caption on label.; Condition: Good.; Inscriptions: "Photo by Fitzpatrick ; U429/99 " --In ink and pencil on reverse. "Paul Guillumette, Inc. 475 Fifth Avenue, New York City" --Stamped on reverse.; Part of the collection: Drouin town and rural life during World War II.; Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at:

Topics: Allison, Leslie -- Portraits., Lowin, John H. -- Portraits., Municipal officials and employees -- Victoria -- Drouin -- Portraits., Postmen., Local officials and employees.
Publisher: [ca. 1944]
Year: 1944
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