Boston, Massachusetts, Mail Streetcar

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    Description: This is an image of Railway Post Office streetcar #642, part of the Boston Elevated Railway. This car traveled on Malden, Broadway, and Ferry streets between Charlestown and Post Office Square.

    Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

    Medium: Black and white photographic print

    Culture: American

    Geography: USA

    Date: 1900

    Collection: U.S. Railway Mail Service

    Repository: National Postal Museum

    Accession number: A.2006-63

    Persistent URL:

    Lim5369, samaloney26, carinasmama2001, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Brenda Anderson 65 months ago | reply

      Looking more closely at the sign (and knowing the geography of the Boston area), the description would be more accurate if it said "traveled to Malden via Broadway and Ferry Streets".

      This map of the Elevated system (found on Wikipedia) might be of interesting as it shows the line heading north from Charlestown up through Everett (on Broadway) and then on to Ferry St to Malden.
      Seen in a discussion of the group "Flickr Commons" (?)

    2. striatic 64 months ago | reply

      This image has been used in the post: Delivering the Mail

    3. lisa-skorpion 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Die Erinnerungen, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. PMCC Post Office Photos 10 months ago | reply

      This is classic. But yes, it's TO the northern suburb of Malden by way of Broadway and Ferry Streets.

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