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Post office, Paulina, Louisiana, 1938 Photo by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration; transfered to Office of War Information Photograph Collection and then to Library of Congress


Soliders would wear these as necklaces during the war to contain stamps for the letters to their loved ones.

Atlam Silver - English Silver Stamp Case. Birmingham 1903.

The Forgotten Giant Arrows that Guide you Across America! Built between 1924 and 1929 to help guide aircraft delivering airmail across the US in the days before electronic navigation. These were lay every 10 miles or so across America from New York to San Francisco. Along with each arrow was a tall metal tower with a flashing beacon (taken down to help the war effort in the '40s).

The Forgotten Giant Arrows that Guide you Across America

The Founders of Pony Express. Sitting are founders Alexander Majors, William H. Russell, and William B. Waddell. Standing on the left is "Pony Bob" Haslam who was a rider for Pony Express while it was in business from 1860-1861.

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Rustic Mail Holder - great reusable card holder for a wedding, then take it home for your future mail sorting :)

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Cecile Cowdery drew on the envelopes of letters to her husband during WW2: "After my first colorful envelope arrived, Ray let me know it had drawn a lot of attention from the other soldiers. From then on, I dared not let up! I drew those scenes to help him feel special. While other soldiers got “Dear John” letters, my man was assured daily by my sharing of remembered things from back home."

Couple’s wartime correspondence was stamped with love — Reminisce