1949 Letter from Louisiana US Congressman About the Fair Labor Standards Act

1949 Letter from Louisiana US Congressman About the Fair Labor Standards Act

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​​On offer is an interesting typed and signed 1949 communication between U.S. Congressman Henry D. Larcade Jr. and an unidentified constituent following WWII. Henry D. Larcade Jr., the Congressman for the 7th District for Louisiana. The letter addresses apparent constituent concerns about the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Henry Larcade Jr. was born in 1890 in Louisiana. He served in the Louisiana State Senate in 1928 and the state House of Representatives in 1936. In 1945, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives where he served until 1953. He passed away in 1961 at the age of 61.

The letter is a classic example of taking a page to write a very cordial and warm letter that said absolutely nothing. To that end, it is a masterpiece. Included with the letter is a 3.50 by 6.25 card with the name of Albert R. Stelly and an outline map of Texas where Stelly resided. Other than his name and address, there is nothing else on the card. There is no indication that Larcade’s letter was written to Stelly. However, research has determined that both Larcade and Stelly came from the same small community in Louisiana and may have known each other personally.

For a collector of political correspondence, especially that emanating from the U.S. House of Representatives, it is an excellent example.

The letter is a single-sided, typed document measuring 10.5 inches by 8.0 inches. The paper is in good condition showing only some slight wrinkling. The signature is clear and readable.

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