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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

 

Persistent URL: arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=203576

 

Repository: National Postal Museum

 

Collection: Rural Free Delivery

 

Accession number: A.2008-49

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Uploaded on December 16, 2008