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Rural Letter Carrier in Sleigh

Description: Rural letter carrier peers out of his sleigh while making his daily rounds. Rural carriers in cold winter climates often kept sleighs for winter use, in addition to their mail wagons. Such expenses were sometimes hardship for rural carriers, who were (and still are) responsible for purchasing their own vehicles.


Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer


Medium: Black and white photographic print


Culture: American


Geography: USA


Date: c. 1915


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Repository: National Postal Museum


Collection: Rural Free Delivery


Accession number: A.2008-49

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Uploaded on December 16, 2008