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Mailing Letters

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


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Repository: National Postal Museum


Collection: U.S. Mailboxes


Accession number: A.2008-46

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Uploaded on December 16, 2008