You might call it when history meets entertainment.
Photographer Cade Musich, however, refers to a project he undertook to document all post offices on the Upper Peninsula through digital photography as “Dungeon. Me. Posted.
With over 127 post offices photographed across UP, the project is officially complete.
The photos and a softcover book are on display at the DeVos Art Museum at Northern Michigan University through April 29.
“In early spring 2021, I set out to explore as much of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as possible by researching and documenting as many small towns as possible to further immerse myself in the culture here,” Musich said in a prepared statement. “I kept coming across all kinds of post offices on my travels and was immediately intrigued by their unique shapes, styles and sizes. I then made it a point to document every little post office I saw, big or small.
From the multi-story Combined Post Office in the city of Marquette, US District Court and US Bankruptcy Court, to tiny postal operations in places like Sidnaw and Engadine, Musich has them all.
Taken together, they form a broad spectrum that spans multiple eras, building styles, and uses.
Want to know more about the project? Visit cademusich.com or @cade_musich on Instagram.