Love this photo from Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry.
This 1937 photo shows six Western Union messengers and their bicycles in downtown Seattle. They are standing on the sidewalk in front of the telegraph office at 113 Cherry Street. The messengers are Tom Chaffee, Abbott Van Hise, William Riley, Ralph Weller, Everett Olds, and Charles Biggs.
Photographer: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Staff Photographer
Just 75 years ago the quick way to get information was to have a bicycle delivery man bring you a telegraph. Today you can Google Street View this exact spot from the comfort of your couch!
(And there used to be free one-hour parking in downtown Seattle? Boy, those were the days!)