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Jeannette Lee, Chicago's first female letter carrier, in 1944.   Photo courtesy, Smithsonian Institute. Illinois

Jeanette Lee, the first female letter carrier in Chicago, gathering mail from a street collection box in this 1944 photograph.

Letter Carrier Collecting Mail by Smithsonian Institution, via Flickr

1890 photograph of city letter carrier collecting mail from a Doremus-designed street collection mailbox.

Early 1900s mail carrier in New York City. (Courtesy of the NYPL)

Mail Carrier, New York City Source: Photographs concerning labor, housing and social conditions in the United States.

Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, 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.”

1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in 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

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Aldrich, tenant farmers on farm owned by an absentee landlord near Ruthven, Iowa. Photographed by Russell Lee fo rthe US Resettlement Administration in December of 1936.

Bert Aldrich, tenant farmers on farm owned by an absentee landlord near Ruthven, Iowa. Photographed by Russell Lee fo rthe US Resettlement Administration in December of

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Miller and dog, Spencer, Iowa photographed by Russell Lee in December of 1936 on 35mm nitrate film.

The Millers and Dog, Spencer, Iowa

United States mail train in New York, 1900. (Courtesy of the MCNY)

Eastern Cooperative League mailing checks, 1943 United States mail train in New York, 1900 L-R: West Broadway and Worth Street.

"Lincoln Depot" in Lincoln Illinois  http://route66jp.info Route 66 blog ; http://2441.blog54.fc2.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/529713950495809/

"Lincoln Depot" in Lincoln Illinois http://route66jp.info Route 66 blog ; http://2441.blog54.fc2.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/529713950495809/

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