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September 23, 2012

Vintage Photos of the US Postal Service in the Past

Here are old photos of mail carriers, other postal workers and the postal service in the past.

In New York City, piles of Christmas packages meant for American servicemen who have been listed as missing or killed in action await return to sender stamp, 1944

Loading air mail on a cargo plane, 1946

Mail carrier Clifford Bodine, Michigan, 1955

Michigan, 1939

Mrs. Arthur Mearns mails her weekly letter to her missing husband, an Air Force Major, who has not been heard from for three years, Los Angeles, 1969

Opening the family mailbox, Wisconsin, 1946

Post office, Washington D.C., 1942

Post office, Washington D.C., 1944

Postal trucks, Washington, D.C., 1942

Postal worker, Connecticut, 1943

Postmistress Mrs. Rae Publicover, New Hampshire, 1949

Representation of the amount of mail Eastern Airlines delivered to and from the U.S. government, 1949

Rockefeller Center Post Office, 1941

Rural Vermont mailman Mark Whalon makes rounds in sub-zero weather

Self-service, 24-hour automated post office, Maryland, 1964

Singing cowboy Gene Autry (second from left) stands outside the post office in an Oklahoma town named for him, 1948

Sorting mail, 1944

The postman delivers a letter to Indiana's Eder family from son Bill, serving in the Navy, 1944

(Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


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