Thanks to a couple of very kind individuals who mentioned this blog online, the Harry Dubin at Work series has suddenly become a hit on the Web, so instead of waiting a few days to space out the remaining photos, I figure I’d better post another tonight.
I’m not sure how to interpret the look on Harry’s face here. Perhaps he’s pretending that a German Shepherd with teeth-bared is gunning for him as he tries to make a delivery, or maybe there’s a real German Shepherd whose antenna has just detected some fresh mailcarrier meat. Either way, Harry’s expression is priceless. Note the poster on the side of the truck. Believe it or not, there wasn’t universal happiness when soldiers started returning from the war. Quite a few people who fretted over the loss of their high-paying jobs probably wished the war would have lasted a few more years. Hence, the kind suggestion from the postal service.
Clicking on the picture will give you a better look. And for those new to the series, click on the Harry Dubin tag to read the original stories about Harry and about these unique photos from the 1940s.