Spring Hill, Jamaica, 1953

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Velo de Laurence was the son of the founder, Lauron W. de Laurence. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1935 and took over the business after his father died the following year.


Agboville, Cote d’Ivoire, 1982

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Dakar Ponty, Senegal, 1969

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The letter reached its destination despite the scanty address and lack of company name. Evidently Chicago’s postal clerks were extremely familiar with de Laurence’s mail.