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1910 Electric car rural mail delivery

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Letter box


snail mail love

1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

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Workroom Floor (DBCS)

Post Office FSS Tray System

Post Office Flat Sequencing System (FSS)

Post Office Flat Sequencing System (FSS)

Post Office Flat Sequencing System (FSS)

Post Office Workroom Floor (DBCS)

Railway mail clerk, 1913 A railway mail clerk in Washington, D.C., poses with a catcher arm in February 1913. This scene was pictured in the three-cent Parcel Post stamp issued later that year. Clerks used the swiveling steel rods to catch mailbags “on the fly” while trains were in motion. Pushing down on the handle, which this clerk grips in his left hand, extended the catcher arm outward to hook a pouch of mail hung on a trackside crane by a local mail messenger or postal employee.

Post Office

Decor: Outdoor Christmas Decorations For A Holiday Spirit

A 1906 Harrington rural mail coach


Rural carrier, 1908

Christmas mail

In 1918, the Man-Power Bill enabled soldiers’ wives to take the Civil Service Exam and enter the Post Office. At the end of the war, most of the newly-hired women resigned as veterans returned to pick up where they left off as carriers. (Picture of a non-uniformed mail carrier)

Loading mail, 1940

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