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Photograph of mail van in the snow

Date: c. 1953

 

Object number: A.2010-6

 

Medium: paper; photo-emulsion

 

Dimensions (Unframed): 8" x 10"

 

Description:

A letter carrier drives one of the Department’s new right-hand drive vans on the snowy streets of an unidentified city. The Department ordered thousands of new postal vehicles in the early 1950s as part of its post-war modernization plan. A variety of vehicles were ordered, including right-hand drive step vans such as this. Many of the new vehicles performed adequately, but few of the dozens of different styles ordered were re-ordered in large quantities.

 

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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Taken on December 23, 2010