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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

 

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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Uploaded on December 16, 2008