Postmaster General James A. Farley During National Air Mail Week, 1938

Description: Postmaster General James A. Farley is shown sitting with some of the hundreds of thousands of letters mailed during National Air Mail Week, May 15-21, 1938. The national celebration honored the 20th anniversary of the first regularly scheduled airmail service. President Franklin Roosevelt and his Postmaster General encouraged everyone to send an airmail letter during the week-long event.

 

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

 

Medium: Black and white photographic print

 

Culture: American

 

Geography: USA

 

Date: 1938

 

Collection: U.S. Airmail Service

 

Repository: National Postal Museum

 

Accession number: A.2008-28

 

Persistent URL: arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=194380

 

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