Thursday, April 07, 2011

Best Library Cover Story Ever

Larry T. Nix writes on his always interesting Library History Buff Blog that, "On May 8, 1952 two Spaniards from Bilbao, Spain sent a letter to the Los Angeles Public Library in hopes of winning a bet. The bet was based on the envelope (shown above) in which the letter was enclosed."

He goes on to say, "The envelope was addressed only with a drawing, and the bet was that this would be sufficient to get the envelope and enclosed letter delivered to the library. The letter (English on one side and Spanish on the other) requested that the director of the library respond if it arrived safely."

To find out if the envelope made it to its intended destination, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM