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Department of Commerce

Washington, D.C., circa 1931. "Department of Commerce under construction from top of National Press Building looking down 14th Street." Willard Hotel at right. Large format negative by Theodor Horydczak.

Incredible View of Commerce Department Under Construction

Wow. This one is amazing. We dug this up looking around Shorpy this past weekend.
Department of Commerce, 15th St. side

Three Stories About the Department of Commerce Building

The Department of Commerce‘s massive, beast of a building is bound by Constitution Avenue (why is it named Constitution Avenue?), 14th St., Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th St. Construction finished and it opened in 1932, at the end of President Herbert...
E-COM letter (source:

Post Office Embraces “Electronic Mail” and E-COM

In 1982, the United States Post Office launched a new system dubbed E-COM (Electronic Computer-Originated Mail) as an attempt to adopt the nascent technology of electronic mail. Almost comical by today’s standard, but probably thought of as cutting edge at...