Saturday, 5 May 2012

American Express in Paris

Located at 11 rue Scribe Paris. “They are equipped with reading and writing rooms, in which the latest American journals are on file; a post office, through means of which the letters of clients will be forwarded on request; a telephone; commodious quarters for the handling and storage of baggage, bicycles, and purchases of travellers, together with a bureau of information”. (“Our Story in France”, American Express Website Website). Narrator of ‘In Le Havre’ picks up his wife’s mail from office. Used by Lowry and Jan Gabrial in 1934. Again in 1947/48 trip to France by Lowry and Margerie Lowry.

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