Returned parcels, 1938. In 1936, Post Office rules stated that game, including rabbits, could be posted with nothing but a neck label as long as ‘no liquid is likely to exude’. The postman here is holding some unusual mail found in the Returned Parcels section at Mount Pleasant sorting office, London.
Rural carrier, 1908 Rural carrier delivers mail on Rural Route #1 out of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Post Office in 1908. Beginning in 1902, rural customers were required to use standardized mailboxes. Before then, everything from lard pails and syrup cans to old apple, soap, and cigar boxes served as mailboxes.