Do you remember the Philips Foto man? In the pre-digital age, you loaded your camera with film, and when the roll was complete, sent it off in the bright red and yellow envelope (including your hand-lettered self-addressed delivery label) to Elmsford, NY. A week later a thick package and the Philips Foto Co. man would arrive at your doorstep. There was not the instant-gratification that we have today with digital cameras — instead there was the excitement of a package full of kodachrome images printed on glossy or matte paper, with or without borders.
“I bring an envelope full of smiles from Phillps” (the tag-line at the bottom of the envelope) / New Jersey / from a June 1976 package of photos