69 Years Ago Today… Inside Manhattan… Inside Western Union, on Roller Skates…

PM Daily, March 5, 1944
“Inside Manhattan… by Grant Reynard
In one of the big operating rooms in the Western Union building at 60 Hudson St. I found scores of girls working on roller skates. About 150 girls use skates in this building. They roll noiselessly on waxed linoleum floors through a hubbub of mechanical racket, carrying telegrams… More power to the girls who zip around with pep and smoothness. You know the one about the postman who took a walk in the afternoon for exercise? Well, many of these girls spend their evenings skating at roller rinks. It looks like fun on wheels to me.”

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