Sepia Saturday


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.

Library of Congress

The Old Postmaster. United States, ca. 1901. 1900. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/96501497/.

Library of Congress, 1915

Bain News Service, Publisher. Russian Postman. , ca. 1915. [Between and Ca. 1920] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2014704677/.

Library of Congress, 1939

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.

Library of Congress

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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7 Responses to Sepia Saturday

  1. kathyfumc says:

    The first picture had a Christmas feel for some reason and then you ended with Santa. Nice bookends!

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  2. Mike Brubaker says:

    A nice medley of beards. My great grandfather was a rural postman in Minnesota and I have a great photo of him making a delivery in 1910 that I hope will match another theme one sepia weekend. He didn’t have a beard though.

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  3. A charming first postcard, a postman with a beard to match the prompt and two fun photos to finish with.

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  4. mollyscanopy says:

    Wow, these photos are fantastic! I love the holiday post office with Santa on the back steps. And the first one brings to mind my ggg grandfather Zebulon Blakeslee, who was a rural postmaster at his country store in the 1800s. Great post!

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