Three-wheeled Mail Collection Motorcycle

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Description: This is an image of a three-wheeled mail collection Indian motorcycle in Washington, D.C., on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 12th Street. The motorcycle was used only on an experimental basis in DC.

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

Medium: Black and white photographic print

Geography: USA

Date: 1912

Collection: U.S. Mail Trucks

Repository: National Postal Museum

Accession number: A.2006-74

Persistent URL: arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=194326

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Jasperdo, Ouij, inkblotstew, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. striatic 64 months ago | reply

    This image has been used in the indicommons.org post: Delivering the Mail


  2. stahrman 61 months ago | reply

    Humm, if the gas prices go up again, the Postal Service might revert back to this type of delivery.

  3. oznasia 56 months ago | reply

    This pic would be enjoyed by members of this group: www.flickr.com/groups/3wheels/pool/

  4. beesonamanda 56 months ago | reply

    Brilliant photo

  5. rockcreek 46 months ago | reply

    He's standing on the east side of Twelfth Street, NW, looking north toward E Street (today), one block from what was then DC's central post office.

    All of the buildings visible here have since been razed.

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