Letter Carrier Collecting Mail

Newer Older

Description: Letter carrier uses his key to unlock a mail collection box mounted to a telephone pole. A postal distribution box (used by mail carriers and clerks to store mail for neighborhood delivery) and a U.S. Mail truck are in the background. The truck is marked with the number 382081.

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

Medium: Hand-colored photographic print

Culture: American

Geography: USA

Date: 1947

Collection: U.S. Postal Employees

Persistent URL: arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=194319

Repository: National Postal Museum

Accession Number: A.2008-22

AlisonKC, Hookham.Fotography, 77krc, and 50 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Mr.TinDC 70 months ago | reply

    Great image, thanks for posting it.

  2. twotwentysix 70 months ago | reply

    And after a long day of carting mail, nothing beats a trip across the street for COCKTAILS.

  3. on the other side of the camera 70 months ago | reply

    twotwentysix, so observant! Good laugh! No wonder the postman is smiling and looking so jaunty!

    Grateful to Smithsonian for posting all these!

  4. mlfeatherston 69 months ago | reply

    Amazing image. I am very glad to see the Smithsonian doing what it should have done a long time ago: sharing public domain material.

  5. Muliang 59 months ago | reply

    i love this man...

  6. lipskin [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

    I'm not sure if I've seen anything on here that I prefer to this - absolutely first class - thanks for posting.

  7. Missive Maven 57 months ago | reply

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

keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts