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Description: Young boy does his best to put his letters into a Doremus-style mailbox. Mailboxes of this type, designed by Willard D. Doremus, were not very strong. The lip covering the letter slot could too easily break, letting rain, or in this case, snow, into the mailbox.

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

Medium: Black and white photographic print

Culture: American

Geography: USA

Date: c. 1880

Persistent URL: arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=203573

Repository: National Postal Museum

Collection: U.S. Mailboxes

Accession number: A.2008-46

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  1. Sorghin 46 months ago | reply

    Has captured a lovely moment ^-^ thanks to share it!

  2. bidonvalsi [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

    cute (=

  3. Vanessa Adriana. [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

    what a beautiful, loved...

  4. Lili Nardelli 46 months ago | reply

    very cute image!

  5. gandalf.blanco 45 months ago | reply

    Iiiiiiiincreible!

  6. Pati Robins-(Twitter - ARIANA1985) [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

    You deserve a Gold Medal Award

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    fantastic picture!,love winter scenery,

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  7. mcertou 45 months ago | reply

    Very Nice!!!

  8. artland 44 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland

  9. Domi Rolland  43 months ago | reply

    Adorable And Lovely

    Thank You

    Domi

  10. Twane Gabrielle 43 months ago | reply

    Que bela fotografia!

  11. Rafael, 42 months ago | reply

    So brilliant !

  12. .Manna.Sparks. 41 months ago | reply

    ohh... I like it :)

  13. ionic. 40 months ago | reply

    What a beautiful picture...

  14. Hollygolightly, dear 40 months ago | reply

    OMG!!! The post themselves were still around NYC but I never knew what they were. Until now seeing this photo. WOW!!!

  15. 562215853 39 months ago | reply

    how pretty !!!

  16. jeanjosp 39 months ago | reply

    this is an amazing album.
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