People in this part of Appalachia in the mid-1970s had few means of communicating with the rest of the world. This picture shows both of them. The U.S. mail and a road. These people didn’t have radio, TV, satellite, telephones, cell phones, faxes, Internet, or cable. They didn’t even have electricity. However, they did have pencils and paper, and could write. We corresponded briefly after I photographed them. Their address was simply their name plus Rural Route 1, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Even though they lived near Cosby, the closest post office was in Gatlinburg, more than 20 miles away.