Photograph of rural carrier in automobile at mailbox

Date: c. 1905

 

Object number: A.2010-1

 

Medium: paper; photo-emulsion

 

Dimensions (Unframed): 2 1/4” x 4 1/2"

 

Description:

An unidentified, enterprising Rural Free Delivery (RFD) carrier tries out a car on his snowy route to show off for a Post Office Department photographer. The Department hoped to encourage carriers to replace their horses and wagons with the latest in transportation technology. Few carriers did so. Vehicles at the time were not yet adequate replacements for horses, wagons, and sleds on rural roads.

 

Photographer: Unknown

 

Place: United States of America

 

Collection Description: Transportation/Motorized

 

Credit line: National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

 

Photographer: Unknown

 

Repository: National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

 

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