It’s Saturday, which means I indulge in some nostalgia or history by checking out the Sepia Saturday prompt (above) and going through digital archives for fitting photos. This week in honor of the postman above I went postal, in a non-violent sense.
The Old Postmaster. United States, ca. 1901. 1900. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/96501497/.
Bain News Service, Publisher. Russian Postman. , ca. 1915. [Between and Ca. 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2014704677/.
Lee, Russell, photographer. Postman loaded with mail waiting for streetcar. Streetcar terminal, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. United States Oklahoma Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, 1939. July. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017740616/.
Imagine having to carry all that on to a street car. I remember mail carriers having a kind of cart on wheels with a large bag blue bag where all the mail was.
The Christmas post office “A la carte” has made its appearance on national capitol streets. Washington D.C, 1921. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/92517481/.
I wonder how many cities had special mobile Christmas Post Offices.
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