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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:

Repository: National Postal Museum

Collection: U.S. Mailboxes

Accession number: A.2008-46

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  1. Sorghin 86 months ago | reply

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

  2. bidonvalsi [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

    cute (=

  3. Vanessa Adriana. [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

    what a beautiful, loved...

  4. Lili Nardelli 85 months ago | reply

    very cute image!

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  6. Pati Robins-(Twitter - ARIANA1985) [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    You deserve a Gold Medal Award

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  7. L3dz3p3l1n [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    Very Nice!!!

  8. artland 83 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot!
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  9. Domi Rolland  83 months ago | reply

    Adorable And Lovely

    Thank You


  10. Twane Gabrielle 82 months ago | reply

    Que bela fotografia!

  11. Rafael, [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

    So brilliant !

  12. .Manna.Sparks. 81 months ago | reply

    ohh... I like it :)

  13. ionic. 80 months ago | reply

    What a beautiful picture...

  14. Hollygolightly, dear 79 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 79 months ago | reply

    how pretty !!!

  16. jeanjosp 79 months ago | reply

    this is an amazing album.

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