This letter was in a book I found at a Spokane, Washington, used book store. It was never sent, apparently, as the 2-cent stamp was not cancelled. Because it was in such pristine condition, I was surprised to see how old it was. Sweet!
FOUND by S.K. Chidambaram and E.M. Hanover in Chicago, Illinois
We found this in a used book we bought from Powell’s Books on 57th Street in Hyde Park about five years ago. It’s had a place of honor on our fridge ever since. Our guess is that the folks in the picture are participating in some wacky ’70s school talent show, or it’s a teacher using a student to demonstrate the crushing effects of drug abuse (it’s definitely some sort of abuse). In any case, the Jolly Roger just brings it all together.