Photograph of mail van in the snow
Date: c. 1953
Object number: A.2010-6
Medium: paper; photo-emulsion
Dimensions (Unframed): 8" x 10"
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.
Place: United States of America
Collection Description: Transportation/Motorized
Credit line: National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection